Taxi Accident Claims

As a passenger injured in a cab or taxi you are entitled to compensation irrespective of fault or blame.

If you are involved in an accident and if you are able, please make a note of the vehicle type and registration together with the licence number of the taxi which should be displayed prominently for you to see. Accidents in a taxi , like passenger claims can be relatively straight forward given that it cannot be your fault and most insurers will settle a passenger claim even before liability for the actual accident has been established.

As a passenger injured in a cab or taxi, you are entitled to compensation, whether it was your driver or another driver who was at fault. While these claims are usually relatively straightforward, it is a good idea to have expert legal advice to make sure you are able to claim the maximum amount of compensation available.

With decades of experience handling even the most complex and contentious taxi passenger injury claims, we can offer the friendly, empathetic and pragmatic advice and representation needed to help you secure fair compensation.

Our taxi accident lawyers can typically resolve most claims with an out-of-court settlement. This can make the process much simpler, faster and less stressful for you, as well as saving on legal fees, because it allows you to avoid the need for court proceedings.

We represent all of our clients on a No Win, No Fee basis, so there is no upfront cost or financial risk to you when starting a claim for an accident in a taxi.

Unsure what to expect when making a taxi accident claim? Take a look at our guide to the personal injury claims process.

To arrange a free initial consultation on starting a taxi accident claim, you can fill out our simple contact form with the basic details of your claim or use the contact details below to get in touch, or call the number at the top of this page.

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If you are involved in a taxi accident, it is a good idea to make a note of the vehicle type and registration together with the licence number of the taxi which should be displayed prominently for you to see.

Our expertise with taxi accident compensation claims

Our personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in pursuing compensation for all types of car accidents, including for those injured as passengers in a taxi accident. We have an exceptional track record of success for our clients, having secured substantial settlements for even the most complex and contentious claims.

We can quickly assess your case and offer an honest assessment of whether you are likely to be able win compensation. Where we believe your claim has merit, we can provide an accurate valuation for your claim as so you will have a clear idea how much you may be able to secure in compensation.

With very strong skills in arranging out-of-court settlements, we can usually secure compensation without the need for court proceedings, saving you time, money and stress.

To find out more about our expertise with your specific type of serious injury claim, please get in touch.

How we make claiming taxi accident compensation easier for you

Our taxi accident solicitors are here to support you through every stage of claiming compensation for your injuries, giving you all the help and advice you need to get the best available settlement quickly and with the minimum stress possible.

Contacting our taxi accident claims lawyers

If you are worried about the idea of making a claim, unsure what you need to do or what to expect, please be aware that this is entirely normal. Many people feel intimidated by the idea of claiming compensation, but our job is to make it as easy as we can for you.

To start a claim for taxi accident compensation, all you need to do is get in touch with our team and tell us about your accident – we will then guide you through the rest.

To make this as easy as possible, we offer various options for getting in touch with our team, including:

Our team will also be happy to visit you in hospital or in your home if required and you can always visit us at our central Liverpool office at:

Smooth Law Limited
The Vault,
6 Deacon Park,
Moorgate Road S,
L33 7RX

Investigating taxi accident claims

There are two main points we need to establish when pursuing a personal injury claim for you:

  • That the defendant is liable for your injuries
  • How much compensation you are entitled to

To do this and build the most effective claim possible, we will usually need to gather a significant amount of evidence, including from witnesses, doctors and other professional experts.

Making sure this evidence is convincing and effectively presented is critical to having the defendant accept your claim or to have a judge side with you if your claim goes to court.

Our taxi accident claims solicitors know exactly what sort of evidence is needed for a strong claim and how to put this together in the most effective way. By building your claim the right way from the outset, we can increase the likelihood of an early settlement and a fair outcome for you.

Out of court settlements for taxi accident claims

We resolve almost all of the personal injury claims we handle through out-of-court settlements, allowing you to get fair compensation while avoiding court proceedings.

Thanks to our experience with negotiation, mediation and other types of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) we can typically get you compensation faster and with significantly lower legal fees, without compromising on the amount of compensation secured.

By avoiding the need for court proceedings, this approach can also make claiming compensation much less stressful and time-consuming.

Court proceedings for taxi accident compensation claims

Very few of the claims we handle ever require court proceedings thanks to our exceptional track record of securing out-of-court settlements. However, we also have strong experience with court proceedings, so can always provide the representation you need.

We have excellent working relationships with a number of specialist barristers and other professional experts, so can ensure you have the best legal advice and practical support for every stage of court proceedings. That way, you will have the strongest chance of securing a positive outcome, while keeping the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

No win, no fee taxi accident claims

We represent all of our road traffic accident claims clients using Conditional Fee Agreements, commonly called ‘No Win, No Fee’ deals.

With a no win, no fee taxi accident claim, you do not have to pay us anything to start a claim for you. You will only need to pay our fees if we win compensation for you, meaning that if we don’t win for you, then there will be no fee for you to pay – hence the term ‘no win, no fee’.

This means claiming compensation isn’t only for those who “can afford it” and there is no financial risk to you in making a claim.

Taxi accident claims FAQs

What is the time limit to claim compensation for a taxi accident?

You normally have 3 years from the date of any kind of personal injury to claim compensation. However, there are some circumstance where you might have longer to claim.

If you only became aware of the injury later – The 3-year time limit will be counted from this date instead, referred to as the ‘date of knowledge’.

If the injured party was under 18 – Their parents or guardian will have until the child turns 18 to bring a claim. Once the child turns 18, they can bring their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

If the injured party does not have the mental capacity to make a claim – There is no time limit for someone else to claim on their behalf.

If you need to claim for someone who has died – You will usually have 3 years from the date of death to make a claim.

How much compensation can you claim for an accident in a taxi?

Various factors will influence the level of compensation you can claim for injuries sustained as a passenger in a taxi, including:

  • How serious your injuries were
  • Any specific financial losses you have incurred due to your injuries e.g. paying for private medical treatment, lost income due to needing to take time off work
  • Any non-financial impact on your life e.g. loss of independence, not being able to carry out activities you previously enjoyed
  • Any expected future financial losses due to your injuries e.g. paying for ongoing care, reduced earning potential

Based on our extensive experience with taxi accident claims, we can quickly provide a realistic estimate of the likely value of compensation you may be able to receive, giving you a solid basis to decide how to move forward.

Can you claim compensation if you are injured in an Uber?

Because Uber and other similar ride-sharing apps do not work the same as traditional taxi companies, people are often confused about who they can claim against if they are injured as a passenger in an Uber or car hired through a similar service.

Uber drivers are required to have insurance and in the first instance you will normally claim against the Uber driver or the driver of whichever vehicle was responsible for the accident.

However, the issue of whether Uber drivers are considered employees of Uber is at the centre of an ongoing legal battle involving the company. This could have implications for whether Uber could ultimately be held responsible for injuries suffered by passengers of cars hired through the app.

The Court of Appeal ruling in December 2018 that Uber workers should be classed as workers, potentially opening Uber up to claims for passenger injuries. However, Uber has stated its intention to challenge this in the Supreme Court, meaning the matter is not yet settled.

How long does it take to get compensation for a taxi accident?

This will depend on the circumstances. In general, if the defendant accepts liability, we can typically arrange a settlement in a matter of months. However, if liability or the level of damages are disputed, securing compensation can take much longer.

Start a taxi accident compensation claim today

To arrange a free initial consultation on starting a taxi accident claim, you can fill out our simple contact form with the basic details of your claim or use the contact details below to get in touch.

Call: 0800 161 5709

Personal Injury

We have decades of experience in dealing with injury claims arising from any scenario and our lawyers are member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). We deal with the following accident claims:

  • Trips and slips
  • Accidents at work
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Supermarket Slips and falls
  • Falls from Heights
  • Injuries through lifting heavy objects
  • Injuries caused through lack of training.

All ready to begin? Start your claim now.