Taxi Passenger Accident Leads to £3000 claim.
What should you do in the event of an accident
as a Taxi Passenger?
It goes without saying that travel by taxi is a great way to get around, but its not without risks, so what should you do if you’re a taxi passenger involved in an accident.
Taxi drivers are usually experienced road users, but, as always, accidents can happen. If you have been involved in an accident as a passenger in a taxi, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Its important to remember these steps if an accident does occur.
First, be sure to obtain as many details as you can about your taxi cab, driver and company. Try to get the contact information of others involved in the accident and anyone who witnessed the accident, too. Second, if you can, take photos of the scene and draw a sketch showing what happened leading up to the accident.
You should also seek medical attention. Your injuries might seem mild, but common road traffic accident injuries such as whiplash sometimes take a couple days to develop. Also, getting a thorough medical checkup means that there is an official record to support your case.
The last step is to make a claim for compensation. Your claim should be successful if you can prove that the taxi accident was someone else’s fault and you’ve suffered an injury as a result. To do this, you’ll need to contact a personal injury solicitor, preferably one who has had experience and success handling taxi passenger accident claims in the past.
This is where Treadstone Law comes in – our expert personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle any personal injury claim.
One example of this was with “Ms M” from Yorkshire. She was a passenger in a taxi that was involved in an accident. We were able to provide a swift and competent medical report which resulted in an an early admission of liability from the insurance company, and thereafter early negotiations took place.
Notwithstanding the claim only took 5 months or so to settle and we still managed to obtain over £3000.00 for the client.
Contact us if you would like more information about road traffic accident claims.