A Guide To Taxi Accident Claims

If you are seeking taxi accident compensation, you might want to know about the taxi accident claims process. In this guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about taxi claims, including how to make a taxi passenger accident claim.

You’ll also find out how to gather evidence to make a successful taxi injury claim. You’ll also understand why a No Win No Fee solicitor could benefit you and what a typical payout could be for a taxi accident.

Our advisors are available 24/7 to help you with any queries you may have. They can also verify your eligibility to make a claim online and work with our panel of personal injury solicitors. For a free no-obligation consultation, speak to us via the following methods:

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A guide to making taxi accident claims

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  1. Guidance On Making A Taxi Injury Claim
  2. Calculating Compensation For Taxi Accident Claims
  3. What Is A Cab Accident?
  4. What Evidence Could Lead To You Winning Taxi Accident Claims?
  5. When Could I Use A No Win No Fee Solicitor?
  6. More Information On Taxi Accident Claims

Guidance On Making A Taxi Injury Claim

At the basis of all successful taxi accident claims, like with any other type of personal injury claim, are three questions. If you can answer yes to the below questions, you may have grounds for a valid claim.

  • Were you owed a legal duty of care?
  • Was that duty of care breached?
  • Did you suffer harm due to the breach?

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, all motorists owe anyone using the road a duty of care, including passengers and pedestrians. Following a cab accident, it is usually anticipated that you would claim against the insurance company of the driver responsible for your injury. 

To check your chances of making a claim and getting compensation for a cab accident, speak to our advisors for a free consultation. Furthermore, you won’t be obliged to make a claim with us if you are eligible to seek taxi injury compensation.

Calculating Compensation For Taxi Accident Claims

Following the Whiplash Reform Programme, begun in May 2021, for taxi accident claims involving whiplash or an injury valued at £5,000 or less, you are required to claim through the government’s fixed tariff of compensation introduced by the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. You’d do this if you were the driver or passenger over the age of 18. 

When you don’t qualify to use the government portal, our panel of solicitors may use guidelines from the Judicial College to give you an estimate of what you might receive for general damages. In a successful claim, you receive general damages for the pain and suffering caused; for example, any injuries, including psychological harm. 

We’ve used figures from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (April 2022) in the compensation table below.

InjuryCompensation RangesNotes
Severe (i) Back Injuries£91,090 to £160,980Ongoing pain and discomfort will be an ongoing problem for you.
Severe (i) Neck InjuryIn the region of £148,330Despite wearing a collar 24 hours a day, your neck movement is still limited.
Severe (ii) Neck Injury£65,740 to £130,930Expect severely restricted movement in the neck.
Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder£59,860 to £100,670You may be unable to cope with life or work.
Severe (ii) Back Injuries£74,160 to £88,430Nerve root damage may be a symptom as well as a loss of sensation.
Other Arm Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement£39,170 to £59,860A fractured forearm may lead to significant permanent residual disability.
Chest Injuries (c) £31,310 to £54,830The chest and lung may be damaged causing ongoing disability.
Moderate (i) Neck Injuries£24,990 to £38,490Fractures could lead to symptoms of spinal fusion.
Less Serious (i) Leg Injuries£17,960 to £27,760Soft tissue injuries are also covered within this bracket.
Modest Ankle InjuriesUp to £13,740Movement in your ankle is restricted and there may be scarring.

You may also seek compensation for any financial loss caused by your injuries. Special damages may include:

  • Prescription costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Loss of earnings, both present and future
  • Vehicle repairs

Subsequently, it could be worth your while collecting receipts, bank statements and wage slips that can provide evidence of your expenditures. 

A solicitor from our panel could provide you with a more accurate estimation of what you might receive in cab accident compensation. Find out if you are eligible to work with our panel of solicitors by using our live chat function.

What Is A Cab Accident?

A cab accident may happen as a result of the driver, pedestrian or other vehicles on the road. A passenger could also cause a taxi accident, resulting in you making a taxi passenger accident claim. However, anyone who uses the road has a duty of care to other road users under The Highway Code.

When road users ignore the duty of care they owe to you, a cab accident could easily occur and you might be able to make a taxi injury claim. Let’s take a look at some example scenarios.

  • An oncoming vehicle is speeding, causing a road traffic accident
  • Your taxi driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Your passengers may be drunk and acting abusively, causing you to lose concentration
  • A lorry driver is using their phone and not paying attention to the road resulting in an HGV accident

You may wonder who was at fault following a cab accident. Our advisors could determine whether you are able to make taxi claims via a free telephone consultation. 

What Evidence Could Lead To You Winning Taxi Accident Claims?

For any taxi accident claims, it is crucial that you can provide evidence to support your claim. A first port of call would be to seek medical attention upon sustaining your injury. Any hospital records may prove that an accident happened and that you were injured as a result.

Additionally, a solicitor from our panel could arrange a private medical assessment for you to determine the extent of your injuries. 

Furthermore, we would advise obtaining any CCTV or dashcam footage of your accident, if possible. You legally have the right to request CCTV footage of yourself.

It is also important that you obtain details of the taxi or vehicle involved, or the third-party driver’s insurance details and car registration. If a third party drives off without exchanging their information, your claim may be processed through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). This may also happen if the driver that hits you doesn’t have insurance.

Whether or not you are involved in a hit and run, it is your responsibility to inform your insurance provider about the accident. You must also inform the police if you were injured. A police report may provide key evidence for your claim too.

Our panel of car accident claim solicitors is trained to deal with taxi accident claims. They may use their experience to help you gather evidence that could lead to you getting the maximum payout for a taxi accident.

When Could I Use A No Win No Fee Solicitor?

You could be able to use the services of a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel if you have a valid claim. There are multiple benefits of using this type of agreement to fund your legal representation, including:

  • You won’t have to pay an upfront fee for the solicitor’s services or an ongoing one either
  • There aren’t any hidden charges as you’ll agree to any costs with your solicitor before beginning legal proceedings
  • If your claim fails, you won’t pay your solicitor a fee for their service
  • If your claim is successful, you’ll pay your solicitor a legally capped success fee

Get Advice On Taxi Accident Claims

If you would like to check your eligibility for a No Win No Fee claim, get in touch with our team. Upon a free consultation with our advisors, we could then potentially connect you with our panel of personal injury solicitors to get the taxi accident claims process underway.

Our team is available 24/7. To get in touch, you may:

  • Speak to us using our live chat function
  • Call the phone number featured at the top of this page
  • Contact us and we could arrange to call you back

More Information On Taxi Accident Claims

If you have enjoyed this guide on taxi accident claims, we want to share some additional resources for further reading.

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Statistics – The latest government statistics on taxis.

Whiplash – NHS guidance on whiplash symptoms.

About THINK! – Road safety campaigns run by the government. 

We have other articles that you may find useful.

We hope you now understand the taxi accident claims process. For further queries, get in touch today. 

Publisher Ruth Vaughn

Writer Lewis Jackson