Taxi Accidents

Whether you're a passenger or driver of a taxi, if you have been involved in a taxi accident caused by another party and have been injured as a result, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. JMW has a specialist team dedicated to handling road traffic accidents of all levels of injury, from minor neck pain to complex and catastrophic injuries, and we can help with your taxi accident claim.

We have years of experience in the area and understand that not all accidents are caused by collisions with other vehicles. We know what it takes to ensure your taxi accident claim is dealt with swiftly and efficiently, whilst ensuring that your best interests are a priority.

Speak to a member of our specialist team today by calling us on 0345 872 6666. Alternatively, allow us to contact you by completing our online enquiry form. We will call you back as soon as we can and will discuss your case in greater detail.

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How JMW Can Help

Taxis and minicabs offer a convenient alternative to public transport. Customers expect a good level of service and taxi drivers do try to ensure these expectations are met. However, accidents can still happen and injury can occur as the result of another party's negligence, whether that be a third party driver or the taxi driver themselves.

If you need to make a taxi passenger accident claim or a taxi driver claim for compensation, our team is here to support you throughout the entire claims process. Our solicitors will guide you from start to finish and remaining in close contact with you so that you are kept fully up to date with any developments in your case. We aim to make it as stress-free a process as possible for you.

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligent actions of somebody else while in a taxi, you may be entitled to make a claim to help you get redress for any injuries sustained. This will also assist you on the road to recovery and can help to pay for any out-of-pocket expenses you experienced following your accident. These can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Time took off work
  • Personal property that has been damaged and may need to be replaced
  • Care or assistance provided by friends or loved ones

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Advice for Passengers Making a Taxi Accident Claim

If you are a passenger in a taxi and are injured in an accident, once you are safe and any immediate medical needs have been attended to, there are certain steps you can take to assist with your claim, either at the scene or shortly after. These include:

  • Making a note of the licence plates of any vehicles involved, as well as the taxi driver's operating licence
  • Taking down contact information for others involved in the accident
  • Taking down contact information for any witnesses to the accident
  • Taking photographs of the scene of the incident
  • Making a sketch to illustrate how the accident happened

As a passenger, you are not deemed to be in control of the vehicle and therefore are not to blame should the taxi in which you are travelling be involved in a road collision. You should, however, ensure you always wear a seatbelt when travelling in a taxi to reduce the risk of suffering injury should there be a crash.

Advice for Taxi Drivers Involved in an Accident

If you are a taxi driver, being involved in an accident and suffering an injury is not just inconvenient, it can also have a significant impact on your livelihood. Making a claim can, therefore, be of vital importance because a compensation award will support you and your family in respect of any time off work required, can assist with paying for any repairs to your cab, and provide compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Our team will treat you with the utmost respect, making sure that the claims process is easy, stress-free and hassle-free, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive from a Taxi Accident Claim?

The exact amount of compensation you'll be awarded in a taxi accident compensation claim will depend on the injuries you sustained and the nature of your accident. Compensation will take into account the severity of your injuries as well as any financial losses you have experienced due to your accident.

The figures below provide a rough idea of how much you could receive for a taxi accident claim, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much compensation you could be entitled to, based on your own circumstances, get in touch with JMW today.

Minor head injury£1,760 - £10,180
Neck injury with varying levels of recoveryUp to £10,960
Serious or severe neck injury with permanent symptoms£36,240 - £118,240
Minor to moderate knee injury£13,000 - £38,000
Serious leg injury£21,100 - £29,800
Hip or pelvis injury£3,150 - £104,370
Minor to serious arm injury£5,280 - £47,720
Shoulder injury£6,290 - £15,300
Back injury recovering in up to five years£1,950 - £9,970
Back injury causing permanent symptoms£9,970 - £22,130

Talk to Us

Making a claim for an injury is a very straightforward process and, what's more, we operate on a no win, no fee basis. To discuss your taxi accident claim in more detail, simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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