Public transport is an easy and inexpensive way to get around, but sometimes you may need to call a taxi if you are in a hurry.
Taxi services have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers as well as the safety of other road users when they operate their services. Although you may not be aware of it, taxi drivers have a particular responsibility to check their vehicles to ensure that they are safe to take out.
If they have defects, they should be repaired by the company operators or the taxi driver, depending on who owns the business. Recent police enforcement checks have shown that many taxis do not conduct these checks and more than half of the vehicles checked by police officers had some form of defect.
If you are calling for a taxi, you should ensure that you call a reputable company as they are more likely to take responsibility for vehicle safety. If you are getting into a taxi and notice any defects, you should ensure that you let the company know that you are aware of the fault.
Always wear your seat-belt when travelling in a taxi, even if it is not a long journey. If you have been driving your own vehicle and are involved in an accident, you could be entitled to compensation for a crash with a taxi.
When to make your claim for compensation
If you have been injured in a car accident and the other driver was at fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
If the other vehicle was a taxi and there were defects in the car, you can make a claim as the driver has a responsibility to ensure that the car is roadworthy. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for a crash with a taxi.
How to get in touch with our team
Accident Advice Helpline is free to call and is available 24 hours a day so you can call no matter when your crash occurred.
There is no upfront fee for our services and we offer no-obligation advice so you are free to choose the services of one of our solicitors after you receive our help.
You can also use our online 30-second test if you wish to gain an idea of how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: December 17, 2014