In some instances, a taxi provides the easiest and most convenient method for getting from A to B. You can call a cab to pick you up from your home or office, for example, and ask the driver to drop you off at the most convenient point. You will pay more for this personalised service as opposed to catching a bus, but in some cases you may find a bus route doesn’t go where you need it to.
As a passenger in a taxi, you could unwittingly find yourself involved in an accident if you are unlucky. As a passenger, this would not be your fault. Instead, it would either be the fault of the taxi driver, or of another road user who caused the accident. Every situation is different, and you may not have had a chance to see what happened before being injured in a taxi.
How can you find out who is to blame?
This may be perfectly obvious at the time, or it could be very difficult to work out. For example, you might be in a position to be an eyewitness to what happened. There could also be other witnesses whose accounts can tally together to provide a more accurate picture. Sometimes, even if someone does not admit liability, the facts will prove them to have been at fault.
If you have been injured in a taxi, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. However, it is best to do this with the assistance of people who are experts in dealing with claims of this nature. A personal injury lawyer would be the best person to consult in this case.
Get medical attention and advice
Even if you think you have got away without any injuries, you may be wrong in that assumption. Car accidents can be tricky things. Sometimes you don’t feel the full effects of the injuries you have sustained until a day or two afterwards. This is why it is important to seek medical help after the accident, to ensure you haven’t done any damage.
It can also help support your claim if you are able to make one. Accident Advice Helpline is available free on 0800 689 0500, and we could potentially help you through the claims process. Call today for more information.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead