Taxi Accident Claims
The number of licensed taxis in Britain has increased to record numbers with the latest figures showing over 242,200 licensed taxi and hire vehicles. When you consider this, coupled with the fact taxi drivers are driving almost every day, then it is inevitable that accidents will happen equalling to more road traffic accident claims.
Can I make a claim if I was driving the taxi?
Taxi drivers are experienced road users, but an accident can happen anywhere and at any time. For a taxi driver who relies on their vehicle for their livelihood, the consequences can be devastating.
We know it is your priority to get back to work as quickly as possible and so if the accident was not your fault we will do everything we can to make this happen. Through making a personal injury claim with TRUE we will:
- Make sure your car is repaired and back on the road as quickly as possible.
- If the damages are substantial we can arrange a temporary replacement plated hire vehicle for you.
- If you are injured, then we can also arrange medical treatment to help you back on the road to recovery.
- Compensate you for your injuries and loss of earnings.
Can I make a claim if I was a passenger involved in a taxi accident?
If you were a passenger injured whist travelling in a taxi you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. If the accident was caused due to the negligence of the other vehicle that the taxi collided with your claim would be pursued against the other drivers insurance.
If the driver of the taxi in which you were travelling in was at fault for causing the accident then you would pursue a claim against them and the taxi firm that they work for. This also covers taxi ride-hailing apps such as Uber.
Can I make a claim if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?
If you were a passenger not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident you could still be eligible to make a personal injury claim. The amount of compensation that you may receive will however be significantly reduced.
How much compensation could I get?
The amount of money that you could get for your compensation claim varies depending on the individual circumstances of your case. Your solicitor will quantify your claim by taking the following points into consideration:
- Loss of income
- The cost of vehicle repairs
- The value of your vehicle if it has been written- off
- Hire charges
- The cost of re-plating
- Injury compensation
- Medical treatment
Use our online claims calculator to get an idea of how much your physical injuries could be worth:
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
You need to start the claims process within three years of the accident happening. The sooner you instruct the help of a solicitor the better. There are however some exceptions to this rule, including:
Children – If children are involved in a road traffic accident the law allows for their parent or guardian to submit a claim on their behalf at any time before their eighteenth birthday. After the child has turned eighteen they can choose to pursue a claim themselves before the age of twenty-one.
Mental Incapacity – If the person involved in a car accident doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a claim themselves, a family member or friend can make a claim on their behalf at any time after the accident has occurred.
How much will it cost to make a claim?
True Solicitors will handle your claim on a no win, no fee basis. You will only pay us if your claim is successful and this is typically up to 25% of your settlement amount.