Taxi Accident Claims

If you were in a taxi – either as the driver or a passenger – and were injured by someone else’s negligence, you could be able to claim compensation.

Making a taxi accident claim

If you’ve been injured in an accident while you were in a taxi or private hire car, you could be able to claim compensation.

It doesn’t matter if you were the taxi driver or a passenger – as long as someone else was responsible for the accident and it happened in the last three years, you could be entitled to make a claim.

Road traffic accidents can have a huge impact on you. The compensation you’ll be awarded for a successful claim could help make the recovery process a little easier.

How much compensation can I claim for a taxi accident?

What you’ll be entitled to in compensation will depend on your injury.

The law on whiplash claim compensation changed in May 2021. For whiplash injuries caused by accidents that happened on or after 31 May 2021, you will receive different amounts of compensation.

Whiplash lasting up to three months entitles you to £240. The same injury lasting up to two years means you’ll receive £4,215.

Other injuries will see different compensation amounts, based on legal guidelines. For example, a minor injury like cuts and bruises that heal within seven days could mean you receive up to £650. Meanwhile, the loss of or damage to several of your front teeth could see compensation of up to £10,710 awarded.

Can I claim for non-injury costs?

As well as claiming for any injuries you’ve suffered, you are also entitled to claim back the cost of anything you’ve had to spend money on because of your accident.

These are called special damages and refer to things like:

  • Loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work – this includes bonus, commission and overtime
  • Medical care – including medication and treatment, like physiotherapy
  • Repairing or replacing your personal belongings – including your phone, bag or anything you had with you when the accident happened
  • Transport to and from medical appointments

If you have any questions about what you might be entitled to claim for, just ask. We’re here to help with any queries.

Our aim is to help you get justice and to feel confident while doing it.

How can I pay for my claim?

If we think your claim has a good chance of success, we’ll enter into a No Win No Fee agreement with you.

This means that you’ll only pay us if your claim is successful. That takes away the risk in making a claim. Only if you are awarded compensation, will we receive payment. This will be up to a maximum of 35% of your compensation plus VAT, but the exact figure will depend on the type of accident you were in.

With a No Win No Fee claim, you also don’t have to worry about paying for our services upfront. This lets you focus on your recovery and feeling better.

At First4InjuryClaims, we want everyone to have access to the justice they’re entitled to. No Win No Fee claims allow us to help you get it.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

In most cases, you’ll have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. It’s a good idea to begin the process as soon as you can so you won’t have to worry about getting your claim submitted by the deadline.

Not everyone faces this time limit, though. There are exceptions for certain people. For example, if you’re claiming on behalf of a child, you’ll be able to start the claim at any point until their 18th birthday. From that date, they will then have three years to make a claim themselves.

And if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to claim for themselves, you won’t have to start your claim by any deadline – unless they regain capacity.

If you have any questions about whether you can make a claim, just get in touch. Our team of experts will be happy to talk you through it.

What evidence do I need to make a claim?

Evidence is vital to a successful claim. We’ll help you work out the best pieces of evidence to submit with your claim to give you the best chance of success.

This could include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • Medical reports – you’ll have to have a medical assessment as part of your claim
  • Photographs and video footage of your injuries and the accident scene
  • Police reports
  • Witness details and statements

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about what might count as evidence. You can get in touch with us during your claim by email or phone. We’ll get back to you within one working day to keep things moving along smoothly.