Every day, thousands of people in the UK use taxis to get around. If you’re travelling by taxi, you have a right to feel safe. If you’ve been involved in road traffic accidents as a result of negligence on the part of a taxi driver or another motorist, you may be able to claim compensation for your taxi-related accidents.
Common taxi-related accidents
Taxis are a convenient and quick way to get around, especially if you live in an urban area. If you’re travelling by taxi, the chances are that you’ll arrive at your destination without any troubles at all. However, there is a risk of taxi-related accidents. Common taxi-related accidents include:
- Road accidents caused by careless driving
- Incidents involving cyclists or pedestrians
- Collisions with other vehicles
If you’ve been injured in a taxi related accident and you weren’t at fault, you may wish to claim road accident compensation. Your claim may relate to car crash injuries caused by negligence on the part of the taxi driver or dangerous driving on the part of another driver. In this case, the taxi driver may also be eligible for compensation.
Injuries that may occur as a result of taxi-related accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to potentially fatal spinal, head and internal injuries.
How do I know if I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you’ve been injured in an accident on the roads in the last three years, and you weren’t to blame, you have a good chance of claiming car crash compensation.
In order for a claim to be successful, it must be clear that the claimant was injured through no fault of their own. If you have evidence to show that another person was to blame for your injuries, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
How much can I claim for taxi-related accidents?
The value of a compensation claim depends on a number of factors, and there is no universal fee for a car accident claim. When considering your claim, the severity of your injuries, the impact on your health and implications for employment will be taken into consideration.
If you suffered severe injuries and you were forced to take time off or even give up working, the claim is likely to be worth much more than a claim relating to minor injuries, which resulted in a short period of time off work.
If you would like to find out more about making a no-win, no-fee* claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice