Taxi drivers are a common sight especially in the big cities. From the black cabs of London to the yellow taxis of New York, each area has its own taxi companies. Like all motorists, they are responsible for their own actions. However, unlike most drivers, they are also responsible for the lives of their passengers whilst on board. Unfortunately car accidents do occur and some may involve taxis, but the question is are taxi drivers liable?
Are there any situations where taxi drivers are liable?
Like all drivers, there will be times when a road traffic accident happens and it is deemed that the taxi driver is liable. This will be when there is no doubt that the driver caused the accident or they could have done something or taken action to prevent the car accident.
What happens when taxi drivers are liable?
Like most companies that deal with the public, they have to have public liability insurance as well as a more comprehensive car insurance policy. This means that the drivers are covered and the insurance companies pay out if the taxi driver is liable. These policies can be very expensive so even a small car crash can cause their premium to sky-rocket the next year.
If I have had an accident in a cab, what should I do?
If you have been involved in a car crash either as a passenger of a taxi or as a driver colliding with a taxi within the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a car crash claim.
Endorsed by television personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim for compensation in something such as a road traffic accident. Our expert team of lawyers has over 15 years’ worth of experience in personal injury claims and can make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In many cases, our clients don’t even need to step a foot in a court room.
To find out more about making a car accident claim speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown