Many of us rely on taxis to get around. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident when travelling in a taxi, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Who’s liable if the taxi you’re in is in an accident?
If you’ve been involved in an accident on the roads, there may be a question of liability. Was the taxi driver at fault for the car crash? Or was another driver, a cyclist or even a pedestrian to blame?
Liability may relate to many different types of driving mistakes and errors. Common causes of car accidents include:
- Driving too fast
- Poor judgement
- Failure to look at junctions and roundabouts
- Driving when tired
As a taxi passenger, it’s very unlikely that you would be at fault for the collision. As such, there is every chance that you could claim compensation for your car crash injuries.
If the taxi driver was at fault for the road accident, you may be able to claim compensation from the operating firm. If another driver was to blame, both you and the taxi driver may be eligible for road accident compensation.
What to do following a taxi accident
If you’ve had a crash when travelling in a taxi, write down all the details of the incident while they are still fresh in your mind. Take down the contact details of all parties involved and ask any eyewitnesses to provide a statement. Always seek medical advice for car crash injuries.
What does claiming compensation involve?
If you’d like to claim car crash compensation, there are various options open to you. We highly recommend getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years of experience in the personal injury claims industry, and we employ an expert team of injury lawyers.
We have established a reputation based on professionalism and reliability and we do everything we can to make the claims process as stress-free and simple as possible. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and our personal injury lawyers handle every aspect of the case for you.
You don’t need to worry about trawling through pages of legal jargon or coping with negotiations. The vast majority of our clients never have to set foot in court.
If you’d like to find out more about making a road traffic accident claim, why not call us now? Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice