How To Sue For An Accident In A Taxi Or Minicab

In this guide, we will look at the process of how to sue for a taxi accident. If you’ve been injured as the result of another road user’s negligence, then you could be entitled to make a claim. 

Sue for a taxi accident

How to sue for a taxi accident guide

In this guide, we aim to provide you with examples of how a taxi accident could occur and the injuries it could result in. Additionally, we will share some guideline compensation figures you could receive for your injuries.

If you would like to speak to someone personally about your claim, why not contact one of our friendly advisors? They are here to help you 24/7 with your personal injury claim queries.

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About Suing For A Taxi Accident

  1. How To Sue For A Taxi Accident?
  2. How Can Taxi Accidents Happen?
  3. What Evidence Do I Need To Prove A Car Accident Claim?
  4. Taxi Accident Claims – Compensation Payout Examples
  5. How To Sue For A Taxi Accident With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
  6. Get Free Legal Advice On Car Traffic Accident Claims
  7. Learn More About How To Sue For A Taxi Accident

How To Sue For A Taxi Accident

Were you a passenger in a taxi when it was involved in an accident? If so, you might be able to make a road traffic accident claim.

All road users have a responsibility to protect the safety of everyone else using the road, including other drivers and also their passengers. However, accidents can happen and cause serious repercussions such as a break or fracture

In order to make a successful claim, you must prove certain factors:

  1. You must prove that another road user was liable for the accident.
  2. You must then prove that you were injured in the accident; this could be a broken ankle or broken rib, for instance.

Later in this guide, we will explain what evidence you may need to make a successful claim.

You can seek free legal advice from our team of advisors. They can help you understand whether you have a valid claim. Call us on the number above for more information on how to sue for a taxi accident today.  

How Can Taxi Accidents Happen?

All drivers must do all they can to keep themselves, their passengers and other road users safe. This duty is set out within the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. The Highway Code sets out some guidance for drivers and other road users, and some of these entries are elsewhere backed up in law.

If your taxi driver or another driver behaved recklessly on the road, this could result in a car accident. Some examples of how a taxi accident could occur are:

  • Your taxi driver is following the rules of the road and is driving responsibly. Another driver pulls out of a junction without looking to see if it is safe and crashes into the side of the taxi you are in. You then suffer a broken forearm as a result.
  • A taxi driver is distracted by their phone and doesn’t notice another vehicle has come to a stop on the road. They crash into the back of this car, and you suffer a broken nose and broken hip as a result.

If you’d like answers to any specific questions regarding the circumstances surrounding your potential claim, speak with our team now. You could be connected with a solicitor if you have a valid case.

What Evidence Do I Need To Prove A Car Accident Claim?

Evidence can be useful if you would like to sue for a taxi accident. This evidence could help with proving who was responsible for the accident and how you have been affected. Some examples of evidence you could obtain include:

  • CCTV footage from dashcams or traffic cameras
  • Witness contact details (for a statement to be collected)
  • Police reports (if the police were called to the scene)
  • A copy of your medical reports

For further information on what evidence you could collect for your personal injury claim, speak with an advisor. If they feel you have a valid case, they could connect you with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel to work with you and help you sue for a taxi accident.

Taxi Accident Claims – Compensation Payout Examples

If you were involved in a taxi accident, either as a passenger in a taxi or a driver, and you receive compensation in a claim, your settlement could be split into general and special damages. General damages cover your physical and emotional suffering as well as the impact your injury has had on your quality of life.

With this in mind, we have created a compensation table that shows how much compensation you could potentially receive in general damages. It includes various injuries of different severities. The amounts are based on the figures listed in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG); we’ve taken them from the 16th edition, which was published in 2022.

The JCG is a document that legal professionals can use to help them value claims. The following figures should only be used as a guide as the amount you actually receive could vary. 

InjurySeverityAverage compensation amount
Knee InjuriesSevere (i)£69,730 - £96,210
Knee InjuriesModerate (i)£14,840 - £26,190
Arm InjuriesDisability due to Forearm Fracture (b)£39,170 - £59,860
Arm InjuriesSimple forearm fractures. (d)£6,610 - £19,200
Leg InjuriesSevere (iii)£39,200 - £54,830
Leg InjuriesLess serious (iii)Up to £11,840
Injuries to the ElbowA severely disabling elbow injury (a)£39,170 - £54,830
Injuries to the ElbowModerate/MinorUp to £12,590
Back InjuriesModerate (ii)£12,510 - £27,760
Back InjuriesMinor (i)£7,890 - £12,510

Special damages cover financial losses, both past and future, that were caused by your injuries. For example, you may have had to pay for taxis to your medical appointments as you could no longer drive due to your condition.

To make a successful claim for general and special damages, you will need to provide evidence. Proof for special damages can include receipts and bank statements to show the amount that you have spent or the losses you have incurred. Medical evidence could be used to support a general damages claim; you may be invited to an independent medical assessment as part of your case.

Please speak with an advisor for further guidance on how to sue for a taxi accident. Alternatively, read on to find out how the Whiplash Reform Programme has changed the way that certain low-value road traffic accident claims are made.

Does The Whiplash Reforms Programme Affect My Claim?

With the introduction of the Whiplash Reforms Programme on the 31st of May 2021, injury values at £5,000 or less must now be claimed via the government’s Official Injury Claims portal. These reforms are only applicable to adult drivers and passengers.

Compensation in these cases will be valued in accordance with the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. Please be aware that even claimants who do not need to claim through the online portal may still be subject to the tariff amounts in these regulations.

For further information on how to Whiplash Reforms Programme may affect your claim for compensation, call us today.

How To Sue For A Taxi Accident With A No Win No Fee Solicitor

If you decide to sue a taxi company, a personal injury solicitor could represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. Additionally, there are various kinds of No Win No Fees-  Conditional Fee Agreements are a popular form of this kind of agreement.

This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you usually don’t have to pay your lawyer for their services. Furthermore, there are generally not any upfront fees to pay your lawyer, or any as the claim progresses. 

If your claim succeeds, you will have to pay them a percentage of your compensation as a success fee. However, this success fee is legally capped to prevent overcharging. 

Speak with an advisor if you would like more information on how a No Win No Fee agreement may benefit you if you decide to sue for a taxi accident with legal representation.

Get Free Legal Advice On Car Traffic Accident Claims

Our advisors can provide you with information on the steps involved when you sue for a taxi accident. If you have a valid claim, they might also be able to connect you with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel. 

Additionally, our team is here to help you with any questions you may have about your claim. They can offer you free legal advice and guidance.

Contact us now:

  • Call us on 0800 408 7827
  • Chat with us on live chat at the bottom of this page
  • Contact us via our online enquiry form

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