If you don’t drive, it’s likely that you’ll have occasion to take a taxi every so often. Even If you need to use a cab a few times a week for relatively short journeys, it will be likely that doing so will end up a lot cheaper than paying to keep and run a vehicle. When availing yourself of the services of a hired car, it will be likely that the prospect of having a road accident in South Cambridgeshire, or anywhere else for that matter, will be fairly far from your mind. And with good reason.
When hiring a cab, it is perfectly reasonable to assume that the person driving you around will have better honed motoring skills that your average road user. It’s to be expected that somebody who makes a living by driving round the same area day after day will become pretty adept at what they do. However, the fact that in some areas taxi driving doesn’t pay all that well can mean that some drivers put in very long hours to boost their wages.
This may be all well and good as far as their bank balance is concerned, but it can put passengers at risk if a driver is so tired that his driving abilities become impaired. If you were to be injured in a road accident in South Cambridgeshire that came about as a result of a tired driver making a mistake due to a lack of rest, there will be a chance that you might be able to take personal injury action against him or the company he works for with the aid of a top 100% no-win, no-fee* personal injury solicitor.
Contact personal injury solicitors after a road accident in South Cambridgeshire
You could get injured in a road accident in South Cambridgeshire if your taxi driver failed to stop at a red light. If the vehicle you were travelling in went into the back of another car, you might suffer whiplash or some other form of injury. As the smash would have been your driver’s fault, you could have a case on your hands.
It will be worth bearing in mind that if your conduct had some sort of bearing on the severity of your injuries, any award you might be entitled to could be reduced. If, for example, your injuries were made worse by the fact that you were not wearing a seat belt, your pay-out may be cut.
If you have been injured in a road accident in South Cambridgeshire while riding in a taxi, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on one of the above numbers today.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown