Taxis are a very efficient way to travel, as their drivers are experienced professionals who hold great knowledge of the roads in their specific area. Although, they are usually a safe and reliable means of travel, accidents can still occur. Due to taxi drivers working long, tiring shifts, it is a very likely possibility that they can have temporary lapses in concentration. Also, other road users show little patience to taxis and refuse to stop when allowing time for them to pull out, while others will attempt to over-take taxis at inappropriate times.

If you have been involved in a taxi accident as a passenger or as a taxi driver and you were not at fault, then contact Michael & Sherms Legal Claim and Injury, to get expert assistance in your pursuit of a taxi accident claim.

However, in order to pursue such a claim, important and relevant details will need to be provided to our road traffic accident claims lawyers to help you on your case. This would include; time and date of the accident, place of occurrence, registration plate and company details and the taxi drivers name. In addition, you should have also taken pictures of the incident and get the names and addresses of any witnesses who were present at the scene.

Taxi drivers who are thinking about making a claim for compensation, can only pursue a claim if they were not at fault for the accident. Whereas, passengers who were involved in an accident and incurred injuries, can make a claim regardless if the taxi driver or another vehicle driver is at fault.

One major factor that affects compensation is the use of seatbelts. By law, all passengers plus the driver must be wearing their seatbelts, while the vehicle is moving. However, if you were involved in a taxi accident and you were not wearing your seatbelt, you can still make a claim for compensation. Although, the compensation you receive will have a specific amount deducted, as your own actions could have prevented you acquiring less significant injuries.