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Taxi Passenger Claims

If I was injured in a taxi accident, what should I do?

Taxis are an easy way to get around any city and a necessary mode of transportation. However, there are also some disadvantages. There is a significant proportion of road traffic accident claims involve taxis and minicabs in the UK because they are on the road more often than other vehicles.

An accident can happen anywhere and anytime, regardless of the experience and license, taxi accidents do happens and can leave passengers critically damaged. If you’ve been involved in a taxi accident and got injured, whether as a taxi driver, a passenger in a taxi accident, other motorists, or a walker and the cause of your injury was not your fault you can definitely make a taxi accident claim for compensation.

If you want to start a claim you must make your move very carefully. These are the steps you must take in order to make a compensation claim:

Firstly you must seek medical attention, this is good for your health and your claim, getting a thorough medical checkup means that there is an official record to assist your case, then gather as much information as you can about your taxi cab, driver, and company. You can collect some pieces of evidence along with the contact details of others involved in the accident, any witness of the accident, photos of the scene, and your injury too.

After collecting the information and evidence, you must seek the advice of a legal adviser. You can contact a taxi accident legal advisor preferably one who has handled a similar case before. You can get in touch with a legal advisor for free on , or by filling a contact form.

Who do I claim compensation from?

Who to make a compensation claim against will depend on the details of your case. You can claim from the driver’s insurance company if the accident was the taxi driver’s fault. If it was another driver’s fault, you will claim from that individual. Regardless of the circumstances, if you are an innocent victim of a taxi accident, you are eligible to claim compensation for your personal injury. Sometimes the accident may have been caused by poor road conditions, then also you can claim compensation from the local authority because, by the Highways Act of 1980, it is the duty of the local authority to keep the road safe.

Taxi companies and drivers owe you a duty of care because you pay them for service. If the reason for the accident was poor maintenance of the taxi itself, then the taxi company has breached the law. According to The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 employers have to make sure that employees are safe whilst at work.

According to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, companies must ensure the safety of both their employees and anyone else who might be victims of their activities.

According to UK law, a taxi inspection should involve the following:

If you’ve been the victim of a taxi accident caused by a taxi driver or poor road maintenance, or related third-party knock you do not have to prove individual responsibility for pursuing a taxi accident claim.

What if the accident involved an Uber driver?

The affairs of taxi-related accidents Uber drivers are fairly new although there are a number of companies operating similar types of service. There are many factors to take into consideration with recent court rulings suggesting that Uber is eventually responsible for accidents- where no insurance cover. Still, at the time this is something of a fluid subject with court actions and counter-actions pending which will ultimately bring to a conclusion the legal situation. If you have been involved in an accident involving an Uber driver, your legal advisor will require to be contacted in the event of an accident to get the compensation claim process started for you. Contact us on and our expert advisors will be happy to assist you.

Can I make a claim using the no win no fee system?

Yes! similar to other personal injury claims you can claim on basis of no win no fee. We have hundreds of legal advisors across the UK, who are one phone away from you, they will be happy to answer any of your questions. They often take the case which has great chances of win so that they can get a fee.

You can get in touch with a legal advisor for free on or by filling the contact form. If you will have a strong claim, we will certainly make your contact with a personal injury lawyer today.