Taking a taxi home after a night out, hopping in a cab when you’re late to work – these are things that many of us do fairly regularly. But the last thing on your mind when you’re travelling in a taxi is being injured. You simply expect to arrive at your destination safely, pay the driver and then go about your day, or night. So what happens if you’re injured after an accident in a taxi that wasn’t your fault? You could be entitled to claim compensation from the taxi driver or the taxi firm they work for. It doesn’t cost as much as you’d think to make a personal injury claim either, and Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there are no fees to pay upfront.
Taxi injuries – what’s the worst that could happen?
In case you’re wondering just how serious injuries you could sustain in a taxi can be, we’ve got a few examples for you:
- Broken bones, whiplash, cuts, bruises and head injuries after a taxi collides with another vehicle
- Broken bones or strains/sprains after tripping getting in or out of the taxi
- Faulty objects in the taxi, such as a damaged seat or window, causing injury
- Strains/sprains from trying to pull a faulty door shut
- Electric shock from the card reader, when paying by card
- Lacerations from sharp objects on the seat – such as an object which has fallen out of somebody’s pocket
Whilst some of these injuries may seem minor, if you’re involved in a collision in a cab, you could be left seriously injured. Common collision injuries include whiplash, head and facial injuries, crush injuries and broken bones. These types of injuries will inevitably lead to time off work, and possibly time spent in hospital making a full recovery.
How much compensation could you get?
It’s impossible for us to give you an exact figure, as each claim is examined carefully by our experienced personal injury lawyers. We’ve been helping people claim since 2000, so we really know our stuff. For an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, take the 30-second test on our website right now. We’ll take into account your pain, suffering and loss of earnings when working out your settlement; to find out more and get the ball rolling on your claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton