Lawyers From Irwin Mitchell Recently Acted For Tourist Injured In A London Bus Crash
Specialist international personal injury lawyers from Irwin Mitchell, who are acting for a Polish tourist whose ear was severed in a sightseeing bus accident in 2015, have called for a quick response to establish the cause of a recent fatal bus crash in Malta, which left three Britons injured.
The BBC reported that six people were taken to Mater Dei hospital following the crash. This included two British boys, aged six and eight, and a 44-year-old British man.
A 62-year-old Belgian man and a 37-year-old Spanish woman died after the bus crashed into a tree on Valletta Road, Zurrieq, at about 17:15 GMT on 9th April.
The others taken to hospital were a 31-year-old German woman, a 72-year-old Italian woman and a 35-year-old man whose nationality has not yet been disclosed.
Daniel Matchett, the expert international personal injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell who has represented holidaymakers involved in tourist bus crashes, said:
Expert Opinion“The accident that occurred in Malta is very concerning and our sincerest condolences go to the families of those who lost their lives.
“It’s important that the right steps are now taken, swiftly, to ensure the facts are established as to why this crash happened so that the necessary steps can be taken to prevent it from ever happening again.
“In our experience, we have seen similar crashes which have occurred due a multitude of reasons including issues with the routes, failures on behalf of the driver, or faults with the bus itself – it is crucial that the cause is established as soon as possible to reduce the risk of similar incidents in future. At the same time it’s also important that those involved get the specialist help and support they need to aid their recovery from this ordeal.” Daniel Matchett - Associate Solicitor
Regarding the London sightseeing tour bus accident, the team at Irwin Mitchell recently secured an admission of liability, on a 95% basis in favour of the tourist whose ear was severely damaged, from the company that ran the bus tour, Golden Tours Ltd.
The agreement comes after Irwin Mitchell obtained CCTV footage from the bus crash in London that showed the driver, who was new to the company, using both hands to check a map while driving. The footage was taken immediately before and during the collision.
Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in holiday accident claims.