Coach accidents abroad claims

Travelling by coach is a popular form of transport - both in the UK and abroad. It is a relatively low cost way of getting around and has enabled many people to visit a range of foreign countries.

Coach accidents are fairly uncommon but when they do occur they can be devastating for both the people involved and their families. They can result in serious injury and death in several cases.

This has a life changing effect on anyone involved which may include chronic injury or disability, loss of earnings due to time away from work and additional expenses, e.g. hospital visits.

Apart from physical injury a coach crash can lead to long term mental conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder.

What does a claim for a coach accident abroad include?

This means making a claim for compensation for personal injury in any of the following cases:

  • As a coach driver
  • As a passenger
  • As a pedestrian

If you are injured as a result of a coach accident abroad then you will be considering a claim for compensation. This can involve making a claim against your travel company if the accident occurred as part of a holiday whilst abroad.

Making a claim for compensation from a coach accident abroad

Anyone who travels by coach is in the care of the driver. The coach driver will be employed by a company; so if you are injured then you may be entitled to compensation.

This compensation may be paid by the coach company if the accident was caused as a result of negligence by their driver.

Or, if the accident occurred due to a collision with another vehicle, then if they were at fault you may be able to claim from their insurance company.

There are personal injury law firms who have people with experience in handling coach accident claims in the UK and overseas. Contact any of these firms or a claims assessor (also known as a claims management company).

Time limit for claiming compensation for a coach accident abroad

A claim for compensation following a coach accident must be made within 3 years.

If you want to know more about the personal injury claim process then visit our making a claim for compensation section.

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