By Cat Swift. Last Updated 17th March 2023. Welcome Compensation to our guide about making a taxi passenger accident claim. In it, we discuss what to do if you’re a passenger in a taxi crash that is injured and would like to claim taxi accident compensation. We also look at taxi passenger insurance in detail.
When we get in a taxi, we expect to be taken from A to B. We do not expect to be involved in an accident. If you were in a taxi or a minicab, and a crash occurred, you will be able to seek compensation for the injuries you have sustained. In fact, you are advised to do so.
After all, why should you have to suffer because of an accident that was not your fault? In this guide, we’ll look at claiming compensation for a car accident as a taxi passenger.
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Everything you need to know about Compensation
If you have been involved in a taxi or minicab accident, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. You could do so so long as the incident was not your fault. This applies no matter whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, or were in another vehicle.
You can also claim if you were driving the taxi and you feel the company you work for were to blame. In this guide, we provide all of the details you require if you wish to make a claim for taxi or minicab accident compensation.
This includes details on compensation payout amounts and taxi passenger insurance. Plus, how to claim, what you can claim for, and much more. You will also find our contact information at the end of the guide. Should you need to get in touch to ask more about taxi accident claims please do so.
Taxi accidents could cause various injuries. The trauma of a taxi crash may not only affect you physically but could also impact your mental health.
Below we have listed some injury examples following a road traffic accident:
- As a passenger in a taxi, you could potentially suffer a seatbelt burn.
- A whiplash injury might be caused due to a taxi crash if your head suddenly moves.
- You could suffer a head injury, such as concussion, due to the impact of the crash.
- If you are hit by a taxi, you may break bones and suffer significant injuries like a fractured neck.
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If you are a passenger in a car accident and would like to claim for whiplash, how you claim might be different than a traditional personal injury claim. This is because of the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. If the injury you suffered as a passenger in a taxi accident is valued at £5,000 or less, your car accident passenger claim will be made through the Whiplash Reforms portal.
The Whiplash Injury Regulations apply to passengers and drivers in vehicles aged 18 and over if they suffered their injuries on or after 31st May 2021. A tariff in the regulations will apply to your compensation for your car accident passenger claim based on how severe your minor injury is. You will be expected to attend a medical exam to prove the injuries you suffered as a passenger in a taxi accident.
Before you make a car accident passenger claim, you may wish to consult with a solicitor. Once your claim is settled, it cannot be reopened, even if further injuries become apparent.
If you are interested in making a taxi accident claim, it’s important to make sure that you start your claim within the time limit. Usually, this is three years from the date of your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this.
For example, for those under the age of 18, the taxi crash time limit is frozen until their 18th birthday. Then, it runs until their 21st birthday. Someone else can claim on their behalf at any time during this period as their litigation friend.
If the claimant does not have the mental capacity to make a claim, then the time limit is frozen and a litigation friend can make a claim on their behalf. If they are able to recovery the appropriate capacity, then the time limit will begin on the date of their recovery.
To learn more about the taxi accident claim time limit or to get free legal advice on claiming for a taxi crash, contact our team of advisors today.