Taxi Accident Compensation Claims Solicitors
Taxi and minicab accidents can occur for a variety of reasons.
For example, an accident may be the result of a mechanical issue with the vehicle, the negligence of another motorist, or the driver's failure to exercise reasonable care and attention while operating their vehicle. In some cases, accidents can happen as a result of issues with the road surface.
No matter how the incident was caused, if you experienced harm as a result of a taxi or minicab accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
A solicitor with experience in handling cases similar to yours should be consulted in order to determine if you would be eligible for compensation and how much you might be entitled to.
Why choose SDS Solicitors?
While a taxi & minicab accident can have a significant impact on your life, a successful claim can greatly help by easing some of the financial burden and allowing you to move forward on your own terms.
At SDS Solicitors, we understand that the prospect of a legal court case can be frightening, especially for someone who has had significant stress and trauma.
In handling taxi & minicab accident claims, court is usually the final resort. But thanks to our experience, we can frequently resolve a claim without going to trial while still obtaining the highest settlement amount.
During our free initial consultation, our experts will take the time to ensure that we have a comprehensive understanding of the incident and how it has affected your life. Our knowledgeable taxi & minicab accident lawyers will then be able to determine the possibility that you have a successful claim and we will be pleased to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis if we think your case has merit.
We have been standing up for our clients from across England and Wales by supporting them through the process of making a successful claim for decades.
If an accident involving a taxi/minicab was caused by someone else failing their legal responsibility - whether they were the driver, driving another vehicle involved in the accident or were otherwise implicated - caused harm to you or someone close to you, then you could have a claim.
Contact our experts today to find out for sure. Simply call us on the number at the top of this page or fill out our contact form and one of our expert taxi & minicab accident solicitors will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
I was injured after a taxi accident in which I was the passenger. What am I entitled to?
If you were injured while travelling as a passenger in a taxi, minicab or Uber, then you could be entitled to compensation, provided that the incident was not your fault.
To make the process easier, the best thing you can do is get as many details as possible from those involved (including the taxi driver and any other drivers or pedestrians who may have been involved in the incident or at fault) and get in touch with an expert solicitor who has experience in handling similar cases.
At SDS, we have handled countless taxi and minicab accident claims over the past few decades. We understand how daunting the process of making a claim can be, but our expert solicitors are well-versed in the process and will be able to illuminate the path going forward.
If we think you could have a claim, we will help you through the process of claiming for an appropriate amount of compensation that takes into account the full extent of damage caused - including the emotional, physical and financial toll that these incidents can so often cause. Give yourself the best chance of making a successful claim for the compensation you deserve and get in touch with us.
For expert advice and support every step of the way, give our taxi and minicab team a call via the number at the top of this page.
I was injured while driving a taxi/minicab. Can I make a claim?
Unfortunately, road accidents can have untold effects on a taxi driver’s life, and will typically have a profound impact on their livelihood.
But the good news is that if you were harmed as a result of a road collision/accident while driving, you could be entitled to compensation, provided that the accident was not your fault.
Whether another driver, a pedestrian or even an uneven road surface was the cause of the incident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Nothing can erase what has happened, but with expert support you could make a claim for compensation that helps to alleviate some of the financial burden caused by these incidents and will help you move forward.
After the incident, make sure you have exchanged details with those involved and get in touch with our experts today for personalised legal advice.
I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Am I still entitled to compensation?
Wearing a seatbelt is vital to protect both yourself and others in the event of an accident or collision. Provided that the taxi or minicab accident was caused by someone else, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you did not fulfil your legal obligation to wear a seatbelt.
However, you will likely find that the total amount of compensation you can claim for will be smaller as a result.
I was hit by a taxi or minicab while walking. Can I make a claim?
If you were impacted by a taxi/minicab accident whilst walking, you could have a claim. Pedestrians who become implicated in a similar incident whilst crossing the road or walking along the payment may be entitled to compensation, provided that the incident was not caused by the pedestrian themselves.
For instance, if you suddenly crossed the road without warning or looking and were hit by the taxi as a result, you may be found to be partially liable as a result. These situations can become complicated, and deciding who is at fault may take time.
On the other hand, if you were hit through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated for the harm you experienced as a result.
We know that these incidents can cause untold trauma for yourself and, in many cases, for your family and loved ones. To give yourself the best possible chance of making a successful claim, get in touch with our experts today and find out what options are available to you.
Who do I make a claim against?
This will depend on the circumstances that lead to the incident taking place.
If the taxi driver failed to react appropriately to a hazard or were otherwise driving unsafely, then the claim would be made against the taxi driver. If the incident was caused by a driver of another vehicle who was acting this way, then they would be deemed responsible and you would claim against the other driver.
You might even be able to claim against your local council if the incident was caused by an uneven road surface.
The most important thing to do is to make sure that following the incident, you get as many details as you can about those involved so that the process of making your claim is as straightforward as possible.
For a free consultation about your case, speak to our expert solicitors by calling the number at the top of this page or filling out our contact form.
How much am I entitled to?
This will depend on a number of factors. First of all, the extent of the harm you have experienced as a result of the taxi/minicab accident will need to be taken into account - these factors are known as general damages.
However, you may also be able to make a claim for special damages. In some cases, especially where you incurred costs as a result of your accident such as:
- Changes to your home - for example, handle bars by doorways to make your home more accessible after the accident
- Medical bills - including any therapy or prescriptions
- Carer support - any additional assistance you need as a result of the accident
- Loss of earnings - caused by the accident (typically this will include loss of wages, pension contributions and bonuses)
- Transport costs - if you have had to pay for additional transport to/from hospital appointments
You will be expected to provide proof of these costs.
When a taxi or minicab accident happens, it is unexpected and can cause a lot of trauma as a result. Both you and your family could be severely affected.
The last thing many in this situation want to do is go through the daunting process of making a claim. But with the right solicitor on your side, you can get expert advice that offers you the freedom of understanding precisely what will happen at each following stage and how you can prepare for them.
At SDS, we don’t just help you get the compensation you deserve. We are right there with you every step of the way.
To discuss your case, find out whether you could have a claim and how much you could be entitled to, get in touch with our experts today.
Our team helps motorists, passengers, and pedestrians who have been injured in a taxi or minicab accident on the road to obtain the compensation they deserve, and we are ready to help you.
Our experienced Road Traffic Accident Solicitors act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham, and Whitefield.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a taxi or minicab, either as a passenger or bystander, contact us today. With Sheldon Davidson's Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester, you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.