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Accidents involving taxis are very common and can often lead to serious, and even life-changing or fatal injuries. Pedestrians, other road users, taxi drivers and passengers are all at risk of being involved in an accident involving a taxi. Unless you were at fault for the accident, you will be entitled to make a taxi accident claim if you were injured as this type of accident. Contact Beacon Law today to discuss your case with one of our friendly, professional personal injury solicitors.

Common Types of Taxi Accident Claims

 

There are many different scenarios in which taxi accident claims may be brought. Claims are made against the party responsible (Defendant) for the accident. The Defendant in a claim will vary depending on the circumstances of each accident. The most common type of car accident claims involving taxis which we have dealt with include:

  • Injuries to passengers in a taxi caused by taxi or Uber drivers. In these circumstances, we would be required to make your claim against the taxi driver. This may happen due to the driver not paying enough attention, a distracted driver, or a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Injuries to passengers and/or taxi drivers due to the negligence of another road user, such as a car, lorry, van or a bus. In these circumstances, the claim should be made against the driver of the other vehicle and their insurance company,
  • Injuries to other road users caused by the negligence of the taxi driver. In these circumstances, the claim should be made against the taxi driver/ their insurance company.
  • Injuries to passengers in a taxi caused by defects in the taxi, such as defective door handles, sharp edges, or things sticking out of seats.
  • Injuries to pedestrians being hit by a taxi.

Regardless of your accident circumstances, if you were injured as the result of an accident involving a taxi, you should be entitled to make a taxi accident claim for your accident injuries, as long as the accident was not your fault.

Common Types of Injuries Sustained in a Taxi Accident

 

There are many different types of injuries which can be suffered in a taxi accident. The severity of the injury will usually correlate with the seriousness of the accident. The best way to minimise your risk of injury whilst travelling in a taxi, or any other type of vehicle is by wearing a seatbelt. The most common types of injuries in taxi accident claims which we have dealt with include:

  • Whiplash injuries- Whiplash injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in any type of road traffic accident. This type of injury usually affected the muscles, bones, and tendons of the neck, shoulders and back and can be caused by an unexpected force or jerk or the neck
  • Crush injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Strains, sprains and lacerations
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • PTSD and other psychiatric injuries

I Have Been Injured in a Taxi Accident, What Should I Do?

 

If you have been involved in any sort of road traffic accident involving a taxi, there are some things which you should do:

  • Try to stay calm and remain at the scene of the accident.
  • Obtain the taxi driver’s contact details, company details, taxi registration number and the license number on the taxi.
  • Obtain the contact details and vehicle registration details of all other vehicles and parties involved in the accident.
  • If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident.
  • Report the details of the accident to the taxi company, regardless of who was at fault.
  • Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible to have them assessed and treated.
  • If you wish to discuss making a taxi accident claim, contact Beacon Law on 0330 1332 857 or fill in one of the forms on our website. One of our specialist personal injury lawyers will be in touch to discuss your case and the claims process with you.

Taxi Collisions with Uninsured or Untraceable Drivers

 

If you have been injured in a taxi accident or collision which involved an uninsured driver, or a hit and run driver, you may still be able to make a claim. The process for this will be slightly different as these types of claims will usually be processed through the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). For more information on these types of claims, have a look at this section on our website.

Taxi Accident Claims: How Much Compensation Will You Receive?

 

We are unable to make a valuation on the compensation amount you will receive from the beginning of the claim. Compensation for taxi accident claims is split into general damages for your injuries and special damages for any additional losses.

The level of general damages you receive will be based on your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. The valuation of your general damages will be based on the type and severity of the injury sustained. Personal Injury compensation can be anything from £1,000 to £100,000 (or more) depending on the seriousness of the injuries. It is therefore very difficult to assess the level of damages you may be entitled to without first assessing your injuries and your case in detail.

You may be required to attend an appointment with an independent medical expert who will assess your injuries and provide a detailed report on the severity of your injuries and any further treatment which may be required.

You will also be able to make a claim for special damages which covers any additional losses you sustained as a result of the accident. These can include:

  • Loss of earnings for any time taken off work as a result of the sustained injuries.
  • Medical treatment costs.
  • Travel costs for journeys to and from appointments.
  • Compensation for additional care and assistance required as a result of your injures – either paid or unpaid.

How Long Will the Taxi Accident Claims Process Last? 

 

The amount of time taken to settle any type of personal injury claim, including taxi accident claims, varies greatly depending on the case itself and the complexities of the case. The majority of claims can take anywhere for six months to 2-3 years to settle. Less complex claims, with less serious injuries, usually take less time to settle.

We can request interim payments from the Defendant throughout the progress of the case as long as they have admitted liability for your accident and injuries. These are paid in advance of your settlement figure or the final amount which will be agreed. They are usually smaller payments and can be paid to cover the costs of your needs, such as rehabilitation costs.

When a final amount is agreed between the parties, the interim payment which you have received throughout your case will be deducted from the final amount you receive.

How Much do Taxi Accident Claims Cost?

 

Making a taxi accident claim should not leave you out of pocket. At Beacon Law, we act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that you will not be required to pay anything upfront. The only requirement to this no win no fee agreement is that you are honest throughout your case and that you cooperate fully with us.

If your case fails, you will not need to pay us anything. If you claim is successful, our fees will be deducted from your final amount of compensation at the end of your claim. 

Why Choose Beacon Law to Assist With Your Taxi Accident Claims for Compensation?

 

 Beacon Law is a Manchester law firm with a great reputation for providing exceptional service to all of our clients. Our specialist solicitors and legal professionals have years of experience in handling all types of personal injury claims. We have experience in dealing with taxi accident claims for compensation and all other types of road traffic accidents and occupiers liability claims. We also provide assistance to claimants who have been involved in an accident at work.

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and can provide you with the legal advice you require as your personal injury lawyer. We will provide assistance throughout your case and act only within your instructions in progressing the matter.

If you require our assistance or wish to discuss your case based on its own facts, please complete the online contact form on our website, and a specialist Solicitor will contact you. Alternatively, you may call us on 0330 1332 857 to discuss your potential case.

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