Taxis are an essential mode of transport whether you’re having a night out, leaving the car at home or travelling for work. In the big UK cities and in rural areas taxis are a great way to get around but as with all types of transport there is always a risk of accident.
Whilst we put our lives in the hands of professional taxi drivers, accidents will happen and if you are involved in such an accident as a passenger and have received an injury then you are legally entitled to make a taxi accident claim in Nottingham, or wherever else in the UK you may be.
You may be able to obtain compensation on a no-win, no-fee basis from the insurance of the taxi driver or a third party road user if the accident was their responsibility. In some cases the road itself may be to blame – a poorly-maintained roadway may mean that you can make a taxi accident claim in Nottingham through the local highways or council authorities.
When a taxi accident occurs in Nottingham
If you are armed with things to do before an accident occurs, such as what to do at the scene, then you will be more likely to be able to make a successful injury claim. Things you can do include:
- Report the incident to the police – this is a legal requirement if anybody was hurt
- Take down the details of others involved in the accident
- Record names and contact details of any witnesses
- Ensure you have the registration number of the vehicles involved
- Take the registration number, taxi drivers name and company information
- Take photos if you can, or ask someone else if you are too hurt
- Ensure you have a medical check, even if you don’t think you are injured
Finally you should contact your expert accident injury specialist to make a taxi accident claim in Nottingham. If you have suffered injury or pain in a taxi then you may be entitled to claim. Whilst we realise you may not feel that you have been injured, we strongly suggest seeking medical help as soon as possible – whiplash can take days to show its ugly face whilst the adrenalin running through your body when an accident happens can mask other injuries too.
Here to help with a taxi accident claim in Nottingham
As experts in our field we can help collate all of the information that you have, as well as your own account of what happened in an accident. Whether it was the fault of your professional tax driver, a third party road user, or if there was a poor road surface that may have caused the accident we will come together and build a case.
With a no-win no-fee service we make sure that firstly we care about you, your injury or any fatalities before our Solicitors review your case and begin claim proceedings.
If you have been hurt, injured or any worse-case situation has occurred and you wish to make a taxi accident claim in Nottingham then please call today for a free review of your taxi accident claim – call our helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or call from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 23rd June 2013
Author: Emma Matthews