How much is my taxi injury claim worth?
Every road accident is serious, so if you have been hurt while using a taxi, your claim could be worth thousands. Find out how much your injury could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim?
At Claims Direct, we believe in justice for all. That's why we handle most taxi injury cases as No Win No Fee claims. This means you'll never be out of pocket, because we only get a fee when we win you the compensation you deserve. We believe that this is the fairest and most convenient way for our customers to make a compensation claim.
Will I have to have a medical for my taxi injury claim?
Yes, injury compensation is always based on how bad an injury is, as well as how long it's like to take you to make a full recovery. So we will usually arrange for you to see a doctor who will examine you to check how badly you have been hurt, and send us a report we can use as evidence. This is really important, as even some minor injuries can take a long time to recover from, and your compensation claim should really cover all of your pain and suffering, as well as any other expenses.
Will I have to go to court for a taxi injury claim?
Taxi drivers are required by law to have insurance for not just their car, but for their passengers. So in most cases, your claim will be settled between your Claims Direct lawyer and the taxi driver's insurance company. Having said that, taxi claim cases do occasionally go to court, particularly if another driver is at fault, or the crash was due to a poor road surface.
What sort of taxi injuries can I claim for?
Taxi injury compensation claims are made for all sorts of injuries, and can be made worse by the fact that not everyone wears a seat belt in taxis, even though the law says that you must. So common injuries we see from taxi claims include:
- Whiplash from rear-end collisions
- Head injuries from failure to wear a seat belt
- Broken limbs from high speed collisions
- Cuts and bruises
- Serious injuries when cyclists and pedestrians are hit by taxis
It's worth bearing in mind that while the law says you must wear a seat belt in any car, the taxi driver is partly at fault if you don't do so. In these cases, you may be awarded up to 25% less compensation for your injuries due to you sharing some of the fault with the taxi driver.
Who is to blame for my taxi injury?
If your taxi driver crashes due to careless or dangerous driving, your claim will be against them and their insurance. But taxi drivers aren't always at fault for crashes, so there may be cases where we will have to claim against someone else for you, in cases such as:
- When another driver or road user caused the accident
- When the crash was caused by poor maintenance, 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 is responsible
However you have been hurt while taking a taxi - even if your injury was made worse by you not wearing a seat belt- you have the right to make a claim for injury compensation. Talk to us about starting a No Win No Fee taxi injury compensation claim today.
What can I claim for?
If you have been hurt while taking a taxi, as well as pain and distress, you may be entitled to claim compensation for a whole range of other losses and expenses, including:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Alternative transport
- Medical expenses
- Trauma counselling
Every year, people like you claim millions of pounds in compensation for injuries in taxis. Ask us about starting a No Win No Fee taxi injury compensation claim today by talking to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.
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