Transport Provider Has Written To Irwin Mitchell, Representing Injured Victims Agreeing To Funds To Support Rehabilitation
Transport for London (TfL) has admitted liability for the Croydon tram crash in a letter to lawyers Irwin Mitchell, who represent injured victims.
The tram - which was travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon slid for 25 metres on its side before coming to a halt, killing seven and injuring 51 on November 9 last year.
Some of the survivors of the crash instructed expert personal injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to help them get answers as to what happened that day as well as access specialist rehabilitation for their injuries.
Insurers for TfL which manages the tram network, and Tram Operations Limited, a subsidiary of First Group responsible for the day-to-day operation of the trams, have written to Irwin Mitchell in relation to victims on board the tram that day.
It invited the law firm to accept the letter, on behalf of Tram Operations Limited and Tramtrack Croydon Limited (part of Transport for London), as “admission of liability”.
Expert Opinion“The impact of the crash has been devastating for our clients, most of whom are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the collision, in addition to their physical injuries.
“Public transport on the whole, we know, is an incredibly safe way to travel, but this tragically was not the case in this instance.
“Our clients are of course relieved by the letter from TfL and TOL’s insurers, which arrived this morning. This will now smooth the way for them to access the specialist support and rehabilitation they need to set them on the path to recovery.
“However, what is important to the victims we represent, and remains at the forefront of their minds is that lessons are learned to ensure an accident like this cannot happen again.” Glen Edney - Partner