There are some accidents that are associated with certain areas of the country. Accidents at the seaside happen on the coast and accidents in factories occur in more industrialised areas. The same is true for a black cab accident. A black cab accident is much more likely to happen in a built up area and especially likely to take place in London.
What happens after a black cab accident?
The first priority is get medical help for anyone who needs it. This may mean that an ambulance has to be called and a paramedic has to give emergency treatment at the scene. A black cab accident could be a collision with another vehicle or with a stationary object like a wall or a tree.
It is always a good idea to collect as much information as you can at the scene – this will be very useful in a future claim. You will certainly need the registration number and contact details of the person who caused the accident and their insurance details if they have them to hand. Many road traffic accident claims are paid out of motor insurance policies and a black cab accident is no exception to this.
Can I get any help with making this claim?
There is plenty of help available and you can access it very easily and at a time of day to suit you. All you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 hotline. People travel around in black cabs at all hours of the day and night and so a black cab accident can happen at any time. Accident Advice Helpline understand this and set up their helpline especially to help people at unsociable hours. They have been in the personal injuries business for the last thirteen years so they certainly know what people in this situation need.
Will I have to go to court?
Very few cases actually end up in court and most are settled in what are termed ‘out of court settlements’. This is when your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer negotiates a sum of money in compensation on your behalf. The personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are expert negotiators and will always get the best level of compensation for their clients.
You will always have to bear in mind that you are dealing with a formal legal process and it is vital that you are truthful and accurate in all the information that you give to your lawyer. You will be asked to provide proof for some things that you claim. For example, if you are claiming for a loss of wages then you would have provide wage slips to prove this.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry