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Taxi accident claims – What you need to know

Injured in a taxi accident? Learn your rights!

Getting injured in a taxi accident is a stressful experience. You might have whiplash, other physical injuries, and are probably wondering how you’ll manage things like getting to work and recovering your costs. The good news is you may be able to claim compensation if someone else was at fault for your accident. This article will guide you through everything you need to know. We will also highlight how you can start a road traffic accident claim.

Am I eligible to make a taxi accident claim?

In most cases, if you were injured in a taxi accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re likely eligible for compensation. This applies whether you were:

A passenger in a taxi: 

Your claim might be against the taxi driver, the other driver(s) involved, or even the local council if bad roads caused the accident.

The taxi driver: 

If the accident wasn’t your fault, you could claim against the responsible driver.

Another motorist in an accident with a taxi: 

If the taxi driver was at fault, you could pursue a claim against them.

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How much compensation could I get for a taxi accident claim?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, as every case is different. The amount of compensation you receive depends on several things, including:

  • Severity of injuries: More severe injuries generally mean higher compensation
  • Financial losses: This includes medical costs, lost wages, and travel expenses related to the accident
  • Long-term impact: If the accident affects your ability to work or live independently, your claim could reflect this.

To get a better idea of potential compensation, a specialist personal injury solicitor can assess your situation.

How long do I have to make a taxi accident claim?

In general, the ‘limitation period’ for personal injury claims in the UK is three years from the date of the accident. This means you usually need to start your claim within this timeframe.

What are the steps to making a taxi accident claim?

The process can seem complex, but here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

Gather evidence: 

Collect all relevant information, including:

  • Photos from the accident scene
  • Contact details of witnesses
  • The taxi company’s information, insurance details of any other parties involved
  • Medical records relating to your injuries

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Seek legal advice: 

A specialist personal injury solicitor can increase your chances of a successful taxi accident claim. They’ll help with:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Handling communication with insurance companies
  • Negotiating fair compensation

Starting the process: 

Your solicitor will likely start with a ‘Letter of Claim’ to the responsible party. This details your injuries and why you believe the other party is at fault.

Negotiations: 

The other side may try to deny responsibility or offer a low settlement. Your solicitor fights your corner!

Court: 

If a reasonable settlement can’t be reached, your case might go to court. However, the majority of cases settle without this step.

Making a Taxi Accident Claim with National Claims

At National Claims, we understand that navigating the aftermath of a taxi accident can be overwhelming, especially in the complex environment of a big city. Whether you were a passenger hurt in a collision, a driver injured due to another motorist’s reckless actions, or a pedestrian struck by a taxi, we’re here to help you understand your rights and guide you through the claims process.

Free Consultation

We always start with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your experience and the specific circumstances of your accident. This allows us to assess your potential for a strong claim, considering the unique challenges and potential causes of taxi-related accidents in urban areas.

*No Win, No Fee

Accessing justice shouldn’t be about whether you can afford it. We often provide our taxi accident claim services on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This means you don’t pay upfront legal fees, minimizing your financial worries and allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Conclusion

If you’ve been injured in a taxi accident, don’t despair. While the legal system can seem daunting, taking action is important. Get expert legal advice as soon as possible – it could make a huge difference to both your physical and financial recovery.

Contact us today to speak to one of our claims specialists who will be able to help you get started on your claim.

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