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Can I claim for an accident in a Taxi or Uber?

With the fact taxi drivers are driving almost every day, then it is inevitable that accidents will happen.

Can I make a claim if I was driving the taxi?

For a taxi driver who relies on their vehicle for their livelihood, the consequences can be devastating.

Your priority is to make sure your car is repaired and back on the road as quickly as possible.

If you are injured, then we can get compensation for your injuries and loss of earnings.

We can also arrange a temporary replacement taxi for you.

Can I make a claim if I was a passenger involved in a taxi accident?

If you were a passenger injured whilst travelling in a taxi you can make a compensation claim.

If the accident was not the taxi driver's fault,  then your claim would be against the other driver's insurance policy.

If the taxi driver was at fault for causing the accident then you would pursue a claim against the insurer of the taxi driver.

Can I make a claim if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?

Yes, you can make a claim if you were not wearing a seatbelt. However, the amount of compensation that you will receive will however be less. This is known as contributory negligence.

How much compensation will I receive?

This will depend on your individual circumstances.  The following will be taken into consideration:

  • Loss of income
  • The seriousness of your injuries
  • The cost of vehicle repairs
  • The value of your vehicle if it has been written- off
  • Taxi Hire charges

What is the process for making a taxi accident claim?

Taxi accident claims involve the taxi driver, the taxi company, other road users and yourself as the injured passenger.

Step 1: Establish Responsibility

Corries Solicitors have over 25 years of experience handling car accident claims and are well-versed in establishing who is responsible for causing your injuries.

We will obtain a copy of the police report from the scene of the accident.

Analyse photographic evidence from the scene of the accident, including images of the vehicle damage and your physical injuries.

Collect witness statements if required.

Step 2: Valuing your claim

Corries Solicitors will assess the value of your claim based on the following :

  • The seriousness of your injuries.
  • Your current and future loss of earnings.
  • Medical costs – i.e. prescription fees.
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travelling expenses
  • Vehicle damage
  • Replacement hire taxi

Step 3: Settling your claim

The settlement amount will be presented to the third-party insurers, if they reject the settlement amount or deny responsibility negotiations will commence. If it is not possible to come to a mutual agreement, court proceedings will begin.

It is, however, important to note that Corries Solicitors settle the majority of claims without the need to go to court.

Once your claim is settled you will receive your final settlement amount, less the success fee which will be deducted from the compensation.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

You need to start the claims process within three years of the accident happening. If you do not your case will be barred so act quickly.

Children – If children are involved in a road traffic accident their parents can submit a claim on their behalf at any time before their eighteenth birthday. After the child has turned eighteen they can choose to pursue a claim themselves before the age of twenty-one.

How much will it cost to make a claim through Corries?

Corries Solicitors handle cycle accidents on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process

For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online



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