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Public Transport Accident Claims Solicitors

Public transport accidents are very common in Belfast across Northern Ireland. Many people are injured on a bus, train, or taxi and don’t know that they can claim for their injuries. Paschal O’Hare Solicitors have been helping individuals make public transport accident claims for over 50 years. We have the knowledge and drive to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. We are ready to guide you through the entire public transport claims process. 

Contact us for a free consultation with a qualified injury solicitor on seeking compensation for a bus, train or taxi accident. 

Bus, Train or Taxi Accident Solicitors

Public transport services and taxi operators in Northern Ireland have a duty of care to keep members of the public as safe as possible whilst providing their service.

Common public transport accidents in Northern Ireland happen on:

  • Translink operated buses, including the Glider.
  • Private hire taxis
  • Northern Ireland Railways 

Passengers that are involved in an accident whilst using public transport or a taxi service might suffer from relatively minor injuries such as soft tissue damage to more serious bone fractures or brain injuries.

Accidents involving public transport vehicles, including taxis, are very common. They can be the fault of the service’s employees or the fault of another vehicle if it’s on the roads. Larger vehicles like trains can also have broken seating and slippery floors.

If you’ve been involved in a public transport accident, contact our solicitors today to learn how we can help. 

Who can claim for a public transport accident in Northern Ireland?

If you’ve been involved in a bus, train, or taxi accident, there is a good chance you will be able to claim for your injuries. It is important to begin your claim within 3 years of the accident in order for your injury claim to be successful. If you’d like to find out whether your claim is likely to succeed, please contact one of our public transport accident solicitors today. We are happy to help.

How much is my public transport accident worth?

We are aware that every public transport accident is different and can impact people in different ways. Because of this, there is no simple answer to the question. The amount of compensation you receive will be closely tied in with factors such as severity. Interestingly, our website features a helpful claims calculator that can provide you with a good idea of how much could be awarded for certain injuries.

If you would like more information, our public transport solicitors are standing by to help. You can reach us on 0800 020 9311 or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus.

How long does a public transport accident claim take to settle in Northern Ireland?

The length of time it takes to settle a public transport accident claim can vary significantly based on the complexity of your case and the severity of your injuries.  Once we speak with you about your case, we’ll be able to provide an estimate of how long your case might take to settle.

We always aim to settle your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible, while also ensuring we secure the best outcome for you. Our compassionate and understanding approach sets us apart from other personal injury law firms in Northern Ireland. Rest assured that you will feel supported and guided at every step of your claim. Contact our solicitors today to start your transport accident claim.

Speak with the best public transport solicitors in Northern Ireland

Paschal O’Hare Solicitors are expert solicitors at identifying who is at fault and how to navigate a typically complex Public Transport injury case. If an accident occurred involving a bus, train or private taxi and the organisation operating them is at fault, get in touch with us today. We are here to guide you through the entire process. 

If you’ve been involved in a public transport accident, your first step is to get in touch with Paschal O’Hare Solicitors. Our public transport solicitors in Belfast, and Glengormley, Carrickfergus.

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“You are entitled to a safe journey on public transport. If you’re injured in a collision or through a defect, you might be owed compensation”.

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Public Transport Accident Claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland FAQs

Our expert solicitors have extensive experience in handling different types of public transport accident claims in Northern Ireland. We understand the complexities involved in these cases, including dealing with large transport companies and their insurers. We’ll provide you with compassionate legal advice and take care of all aspects of the claims process including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurers, and potentially representing you in court if necessary.

Rest assured that we’ll work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. The compensation you’ll receive could cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, as well as other losses.

If you are involved in a public transport accident, your immediate concern should be your wellbeing. Seek medical attention if required, even if your injuries seem minor. It’s very important as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

It’s important to report the accident as soon as you can. If possible, gather certain information at the scene. This can include taking photos as well as the names of any eyewitnesses. These steps are very important if you decide to make a claim.

Lastly, contact our public transport accident solicitors at Paschal O’Hare. Our team can help guide you through the next steps and ensure that you receive the personal injury compensation you rightly deserve.

Evidence is crucial in a public transport accident claim. This may include:

  1. Medical reports detailing your injuries.
  2. Photos of the accident scene.
  3. Witness statements.
  4. Details of the public transport vehicle and driver.
  5. CCTV footage.

Our team will help gather and present this evidence in the most effective way to support your claim.

In Northern Ireland, the limitation period for public transport injury claims is typically 3 years from the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule, and it’s crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible. If you’re unsure if you quality, speak with one of our solicitors today. 

While it’s possible for a claim to go to trial, the majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. At Paschal O’Hare, we always strive to negotiate the best possible settlement for you. However, if a fair agreement cannot be reached, we’re experienced and prepared to represent you in court.