Do you need to make a ‘no win, no fee*’ East Hampshire claim after being hurt in a taxi?
If neither using your own vehicle or travelling by public transport is a viable option for your journey, using a taxi or mini cab might be an ideal solution. In most cases, travelling by taxi or cab will be more costly than using your own vehicle or public transport so most people tend to only use a taxi if they are travelling a short distance.
However, there might be some circumstances in which using a taxi for a longer journey may seem appropriate. If, for example, you’re travelling abroad, you may need to get to the airport. If public transport services aren’t running or if you need to transport a lot of luggage, using a taxi may seem like an easier option. If you used your own car for this type of journey, you would then need to pay for parking whilst you were away so using a taxi could actually work out to be cheaper, even if it is a fairly long journey.
As taxis are often allowed to travel in bus lanes, using a taxi can make your journey much quicker, when compared to taking your own vehicle. If you need to get somewhere quickly, using a taxi means that you can miss the traffic and avoid having to find somewhere to park your own vehicle.
Of course, sometimes travelling by taxi doesn’t go according to plan. If you are involved in any type of collision or road traffic accident, there is a chance that you could suffer serious injuries. Fortunately, taxis are now fitted with seatbelts which can help to cut down the number of serious injuries which occur in these types of incidents.
As with any type of incident, there is a chance that you could make a ‘no win, no fee*’ East Hampshire compensation claim, providing you weren’t responsible for the incident. If your taxi driver inadvertently caused the accident, you may need to make your no win no fee* East Hampshire compensation claim against them. However, if another driver or road user caused the incident, your ‘no win, no fee*’ East Hampshire solicitors may need to help you to make a claim against them.
If you’re considering making a ‘no win, no fee*’ East Hampshire compensation claim but you want to find out more about the claims process and what you should do next, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we regularly offer help to new claimants and we even provide free no obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know without incurring expensive legal fees.
To learn more now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 16th November 2014