Taxi drivers make their money from picking up fares and dropping them at their destination – the more fares they get, the more money they make.
This means that drivers can sometimes be in a hurry to get from A to B, which could mean they’re more likely to be involved in taxi-pedestrian collisions.
Taxi-pedestrian collisions could occur in any of the following situations:
- Taxi is reversing and the driver doesn’t check the road behind them
- Taxi is speeding in a built-up area
- Taxi driver hits a pedestrian crossing the road
- Taxi driver is distracted at the wheel by their passenger, or perhaps using their mobile phone or satnav
- Taxi is overtaking another vehicle, such as a bus, and hits passengers dismounting
If you are a pedestrian who has been struck by a taxi, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation if the driver is at fault – for example, if they were driving dangerously.
If you are the taxi driver and you’ve suffered whiplash or other injuries after hitting a pedestrian, you could claim compensation if the pedestrian is to blame for the accident – they may have been drinking heavily and stepped out into the road.
Should you claim compensation?
Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers claim compensation since we were established in 2000, but the only person who can decide whether or not to make that claim is you. Our personal injury advisers won’t pressure you into making a claim and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Whether you have sustained life-changing injuries after being knocked over by a taxi or have escaped with cuts, bruises and broken bones, we can help you make a claim, and you don’t need to worry about legal fees, as our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Time to move on
Moving on from your accident means accepting that it has happened and looking to the future – claiming personal injury compensation could help you to move on and ease financial pressure on you and your family.
If you’ve been forced to take time off work to recover from your injuries, claiming compensation could help to pay your household bills and make life a little easier whilst you get well.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim – and it’s free to call.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen