An average of 468 road casualties and 5 fatalities are reported every day in the UK.
In 44% of the road fatalities, the victims are in a car and in 2018, England counts more than 285 000 licenced taxi and private hire vehicles*.
Our leading taxi and private hire vehicle accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured while in a taxi or a private hire vehicle such as Uber contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee taxi accident claims solicitors
All our taxi and private hire vehicle accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Taxi and private hire vehicle accidents explained
Even minor accidents can leave you with long-term injuries such as whiplash. As a passenger in a taxi or a private hire vehicle such as Uber, your injury is usually due to someone else's negligence. That’s why you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor. We can also help you with difficult cases such as an accident involving an uninsured driver.
Unfortunately, not all victims are lucky enough to recover from a car accident. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal road accident, we are here to help you claim compensation on behalf of your friend or family member.
Most common causes and types of taxi and private hire vehicle accidents
If your accident happened due to your driver’s negligence, we will claim for compensation from their insurance. However, there are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a car accident involving a taxi or a private hire vehicle:
- When another driver or road user caused the accident
- When the crash was caused by poor maintenance of the car, and your driver isn’t the owner of the vehicle.
- When the taxi hit a pothole or a patch of ice and the local council can be held responsible
For more information about the different causes of car accidents, have a look at this article.
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
- Whiplash injury
- Broken arms
- Broken legs
- Cuts and bruises
- Torn and strained muscles
- Back and spinal injuries
For a more comprehensive list of injuries we can help with, please click here .
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in a car accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
I have been involved in a taxi accident but failed to wear a seat belt at the time. Can I still claim for compensation?
It’s worth bearing in mind that while the law says you must wear a seat belt in any car, the accident itself still happened due to someone else’s negligence. In these cases, you may still be able to claim compensation for your injuries even if you were partly at fault.
Can I claim against Uber despite the limitation of liability clause in which Uber state they “will not be liable to you in any way.”?
Yes. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in an Uber taxi, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors. They can advise you on the necessary steps in pursuing a personal injury claim against Uber or one of their drivers.
How much compensation can I claim?
Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online road traffic accident claims calculator.