When you book a taxi you expect to be delivered safely to your destination, but road traffic accidents can happen, and if you were on board a taxi at the time and are injured, you may be able to make a taxi passenger accident claim.
To make any type of a claim you must have not been responsible for the accident. Unless your actions deliberately distracted the taxi the driver, you will have been the innocent victim.
If the taxi you were being driven in was involved in an accident this could have led to both physical injury and psychological suffering. Your injuries may also have resulted in time having to be taken off work while recovering. Along with other costs, such as for prescriptions and travelling to and from treatments, it will have led to you being hit financially through no fault of your own. This is why people who have been injured while in a taxi may lodge a claim for compensation. Not only will the compensation awarded offer financial recompense for any injuries received, it will help to recoup money lost through not being able to work, as well as other additional expenses.
When considering making a claim it is worthwhile seeking legal advice. This is because compensation claims can be complicated and time-consuming. The party being claimed against may deny liability, meaning that the case may have to go before the civil courts where you could face heavy expenses, especially if the case is lost.
These problems can be avoided by approaching our experienced solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline. Following an initial discussion, we will be able to determine if you have grounds for a taxi accident passenger claim. If you do, we will also be able to provide you with representation on a no win no fee* basis. This means that you don’t pay us any fees upfront, and if the case is lost, you pay us nothing.
If you have been the victim of an accident as a taxi passenger it is in your own interests to have your injuries examined by a doctor, even if they appear to be minor. The details included in his report could prove crucial when we are building your case for compensation.
Any statements taken from people who witnessed the accident could also prove to be very important. This, along with any CCTV coverage of the incident that is available, could prove who is liable. If the taxi driver was responsible for the accident, any claim would be made against them. If another vehicle was responsible then that driver would be claimed against.
Once the claim has been made the party responsible for the accident could well make an offer of compensation. If the offer is acceptable to you, this will be the best possible outcome as it means that the claim is settled much more quickly and saves having to go before the courts. If you reject the offer, or if liability is denied, the case will go to court where we will provide you with representation.
To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: October 12, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims