We tend to hear about various road traffic accidents quite frequently, not to mention the compensation claims that often arise from them. However, we don’t tend to hear about accidents involving taxis very often. This can lead to people wondering if they are covered to make a claim for injuries caused while they are travelling in a taxi.
So, am I able to make a claim if I’m injured in a taxi accident?
The good news is you are able to make a claim if you were involved in an accident while travelling as a passenger in a taxi. Furthermore, these cases can be easier to prove and settle if you sustained injuries. Since you were not the one driving, you won’t have been involved in the accident itself. Instead, you would have been injured while travelling in one of the vehicles as a passenger.
What should I do if I’ve been involved in a crash?
The best course of action if you have been involved in such an accident in a taxi is to visit your doctor to get treatment and confirmation of your injuries. You should do this even if the injuries appear to be minor. It provides an official record of your injuries that can help your compensation claim later on. Furthermore, you may have injuries you are not aware of. Whether you have whiplash, cuts and bruises or other more severe injuries, it is important to ensure you receive proper medical treatment to aid a speedy recovery.
Get someone you know to take pictures of your injuries as soon as possible after the accident as well. It will also help your case to write down the details of what happened as you remember them. If you consult our specialist solicitors, they will want to know the circumstances of your case. With notes to go from, you will be able to tell them everything they need to know.
How do I could about getting compensation for my injuries?
Don’t assume you are powerless if you have been injured as a taxi passenger. Someone will be the cause of the accident and it is that person you can make a valid claim against for compensation. Whether it’s the driver of another vehicle, or the taxi driver, they should have insurance which covers cases such as these. If they don’t have insurance, your compensation will be covered by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Contact expert injury solicitors today to find out more about your individual situation and to start the ball rolling.