Travelling by taxi is more often than not a stress free and convenient experience. However, in some instances, accidents can happen, leaving those involved suffering from physical injuries and emotional stress.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an incident while travelling in a taxi, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
At Lupton Fawcett, our dedicated team of solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with this type of incident, meaning we are best placed to handle your claim. If you would like to speak to a solicitor about your situation, call us on 0333 323 5292, or fill in our online claims form and we will get back to you.
Investigating your claim
There are many types of road traffic accident that can cause harm to a passenger while in a taxi. These include, but are not limited to:
- A crash caused by an error by the taxi driver
- A crash caused by a mistake by another driver
- A sharp turn or skid, for example, in poor weather conditions
- Whiplash caused by erratic driving
A claim is usually possible when you have sustained an injury through no fault of your own, whether against the taxi driver or another motorist. If you have been injured through no fault of your own while travelling in a taxi, it is advisable for you to speak to a solicitor.
It’s nothing personal
A compensation claim does not mean you are taking money from a company’s own funds. All employers are legally required to have an insurance policy to cover themselves in case of such incidents. Therefore, you should not feel guilty about claiming.
If your claim is successful
The money you receive as a result of your compensation claim comes from an insurance policy, not the personal funds of the party. Don’t worry about the consequences of making a claim.
Why should I make a claim?
Compensation is designed to help you to get back on your feet following a stressful event. Having this financial support will assist you in leading more of a normal life in the aftermath of an injury.
In cases where you have been unable to work, it is likely your financial situation will worsen considerably. Compensation can help to ease this burden.
By law, a claim for compensation must be started within the three years following the incident, or three years from the date that it became clear the incident was the cause of your injury. This is known as a ‘statute of limitations’ and cannot be ignored.
If you have suffered an injury in a taxi, you could be entitled to claim for compensation. Speak to the team at Lupton Fawcett about your circumstances.
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