Jet2.com faces compensation claim following airport bus crash

Jet2.com faces compensation claim following airport bus crash

Jet2.com faces a compensation claim from holidaymakers after an airport bus crash in Tenerife.

Passengers from a Glasgow flight suffered fractured limbs and cuts from broken glass in the collision, the BBC reported.

The incident occurred when a truck carrying concrete pillars crashed into the side of a transfer bus as it carried passengers to the terminal last month.

About 150 people were on the Jet2.com flight which had just landed at Tenerife South after arriving from Glasgow on December 7.

Jet2.com said it had not been notified of any formal proceedings but added it would be “inappropriate” to comment.

Twelve people have sought advice from Digby Brown Solicitors but it is thought there were many more injured who may consider legal action.

Mark Gibson, partner at Digby Brown, reportedly said: “This was a harrowing incident for the passengers – those affected included elderly passengers or families with small children.

“Dozens were left with significant physical injuries while others are still suffering from mental trauma of being involved in a significant traffic collision.

“It has emerged in our investigations that some passengers, despite nursing multiple injuries, were reluctant to seek medical help as they were fearful about the upfront cost of medical care.

“Clearly this had a significant impact on their ability to enjoy holidays that they had been looking forward to for some time.”

Gibson added: “The civil claims are made possible against Jet2.com, without the need to sue abroad, due to an International Treaty called the Montreal Convention which provides that an airline is responsible for the safety and welfare of passengers until they have completed the disembarkation process.

“We are now pursuing a number of civil claims against Jet2 with the view of securing fair settlement for these holidaymakers.”

A Jet2.com spokeswoman said: “We have not been notified of any formal proceedings, however it would be inappropriate for us to make any comment in light of these details.”

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