Taxi Injury Claims
Read our free guide regarding injury claims involving taxi’s and find out what you should do following a accident while you were in a taxi or a uber.
Road traffic accidents are distressingly common and, because they spend so much time on the road, taxis and minicabs are more likely to be involved in these kinds of accidents. The overwhelming majority of car accidents, whether involving taxis, minicabs or simply everyday commuters, are minor no injuries sustained. In other cases, however, it is possible to suffer a wide range of injuries and impairments following any form of road traffic accident.
Any road traffic accident is scary, but suffering an accident when you are the You are able to make a taxi injury claim if you are injured in a road traffic accident involving a taxi, no matter where you were on the road. This includes if you were the driver of the taxi, a passenger in the taxi, a driver or passenger of another vehicle or a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist struck by the taxi. As long as the accident was not your fault, you should be able to make a taxi accident injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a taxi and you would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors will listen to the details of your case, making sure that we understand exactly what happened to you and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This will enable us to give you the best possible advice regarding the likelihood of winning your claim and the amount of compensation you could expect when we do.
What Information Will You Need To Start A Taxi Accident Claim?
In order to give you the best possible care, our highly experienced team of personal injury solicitors are trained to listen closely to your story, making sure that we understand the details of your unique case. This allows us to give you a completely personalised service and allows us to get you the full compensation you are entitled to. We will need to know:
- The details of your accident. We understand that talking about your taxi accident that led to your injuries can be distressing. Our team are trained to listen attentively, and give you the space to talk about what happened at your own pace. We need to understand who was to blame for the accident and as many of the details surrounding it as possible to ensure that we are bringing the strongest case against the right people or organisations.
- The nature of your injuries. In order to understand your injuries fully, we may ask about some aspects of your health that seem unrelated. This is because our years of experience have taught us that clients often tell us about their major symptom but do not realise that other pains or issues they are suffering may be related to their accidents. Examples could include headaches following a shoulder or neck injury or irritability and difficulty concentrating following a head injury. By making sure that we understand all of your symptoms and injuries, we are able to ensure that we claim for the correct amount of compensation for your situation.
- The ways in which your accident and injury have impacted your life. Many clients believe that they are only able to claim for the pain and suffering associated with their injuries. You are actually able to claim for any costs and expenses you may have incurred as a result of the accident or any modifications you may need to make to get your life back to the situation you were in before the taxi accident or injury. This can include any loss of earnings you have suffered because you were not able to work after your injury, loss of potential earnings if you are not able to return to your old job or career, the costs of any rehabilitation that you are not able to access in a timely manner via the NHS and any modifications you may need to make to your home or lifestyle, such as the addition of a stairlift if you are no longer able to use the stairs unaided or an automatic car if you can no longer drive a manual car safely. A full understanding of your personal circumstances and the ways in which this has been impacted by you accident or injury allows us to make the most appropriate compensation claim for your taxi injury, and will provide you with the finances you need to get your life back on track.
If you have been in an accident involving a taxi, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to your situation and give you our expert advice based on our years of experience helping people just like you to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Common Taxi Injuries
The injuries that you might be able to make a claim for following your taxi accident or injury are the same as those for almost any other road traffic accident. These include:
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
This is not an exhaustive list. If your injury is not covered here, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. We will listen to what happened to you and give you expert advice as to the likelihood of us winning your case, as well as the amount of compensation you could expect as a result.
What If I Can’t Afford To Make A Taxi Injury Compensation Claim?
We believe that justice should be available to all, not just those who can afford to pay for legal advice up front. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the vast majority of our clients. We want to take the stress and worry out of making taxi injury compensation claims, and this includes the worry that you might be racking up unaffordable legal bills.
No win no fee means that you do not need to pay anything up front to begin your claim. In fact, we won’t take a penny until you have received your compensation. If we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe anything. This means that you are never left out of pocket for seeking justice for what happened to you.
We also cap our fees as a percentage of your compensation payment. Using a traditional payment model for legal fees can easily result in the costs of making a claim taking most or all of the compensation awarded. Our no win no fee funding agreements mean that you can be sure that you will always receive the lion’s share of your compensation payment.
Although we do our best, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis to all our clients. There are a few circumstances, such as medical negligence claims, where we are not able to use this funding model. If we are not able to offer you a no win no fee agreement, we will tell you that straight away and discuss possible alternative funding options with you. We will do our best to help find the right funding option to help you get the justice you deserve.
How Do I Start A No Win No Fee Taxi Injury Compensation Claim?
The first thing to do is call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online. Our expert team of taxi injury claims solicitors will listen to your story, making sure that we understand the details of your taxi accident or injury case. Once we understand the details of your situation, we will be able to offer you the most appropriate funding options, normally a no win no fee agreement.
Once you have signed a no win no fee agreement with us, we are able to act on your behalf. This will involve us writing to the person or organisation at fault in your taxi accident or injury and informing them that you are starting a personal injury compensation claim against them. For most road traffic accidents, this involves us writing to an insurance company, as well as the organisation or individual who was directly to blame.
We will ask the other party to accept liability. This is the legal term for accepting that they (or their customer, in the case of an insurance company) was at fault for what happened. In many cases, this is very straightforward. If you are a cyclist hit by a taxi, for example, it is clear that the driver of the taxi was to blame. In other cases, this can be much more complex, for example if the accident is caused by a combination of different drivers or by the condition of the road. We will put together the evidence and make sure that the right person is paying your compensation.
Once we know who was at fault for your taxi accident or injury and this has been agreed with them, we will conduct negotiations on your behalf. Although we will handle all of the correspondence and admin and give you our expert legal advice, you are in control throughout this process. We will inform you of every offer of compensation you receive, even if we think that it is much, much too low. We will advise you on whether this offer is a fair one but the final decision of whether to accept or reject any offer is always yours.
If you have been injured in a taxi accident and it wasn’t your fault, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to. Our claims team is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and we tell you within a few minutes whether your compensation claim could be valid or not.