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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim taxi passenger injury compensation


    When you hire a cab you expect a good journey without incident. It can be easier to call a cab than to find some other way of completing a local journey, especially if you don’t have access to a car. However, you would have a right to expect the journey to be completed safely.

    There have been some instances where people have been hurt while undertaking a taxi journey. Accidents can happen and they might involve both black cabs and private hire cabs. For example, the cab driver should always take proper care in ensuring they drive safely. If you are in a cab and you are involved in an accident you think the cab driver caused, you could have an opportunity to claim taxi passenger injury compensation.

    What if the driver was not at fault?

    Most cab drivers are perfectly good drivers, and indeed have chosen this way of living because they enjoy driving and are good at it. However, you can never tell what anyone else on the road is going to do. For example you may end up with a situation where the cab driver is obeying all the rules of the road but another driver causes your cab to be in an accident.

    One example would be if the cab driver was going round a roundabout and another driver pulled out in front of them, causing the cab to smash into them. If another driver is travelling at excessive speed or does something that causes the cab to be involved in an accident, your chances of claiming taxi passenger injury compensation are vastly increased.

    What should you do next?

    Obviously you’ll need treatment for your injuries. If you have time, make sure you get photographic evidence from the scene as well. The more evidence you have to back up any claims process you might go through, the better off you will be.

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    The next step is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of advisors can consider the facts of your claim so they can find out whether a professional injury compensation lawyer can help you launch a no win, no fee* claim. Our team of lawyers has worked on a whole range of cases including many like these. Why not call now on 0800 689 0500 to determine whether you have any chance of getting any significant compensation?

    Date Published: September 17, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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