Can I Make A Road Traffic Accident Claim For A London Taxi Crash?

Road Traffic Accident Claim For A London Taxi Crash

Road Traffic Accident Claims Guide For A London Taxi Crash

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the process of making an accident injury claim after a London taxi crash. We’ll also be exploring the evidence you’ll have to provide to prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence, so you can receive compensation. 

All road users owe one another a duty of care to navigate the roads safely to prevent injury to themselves and others. When this duty of care is breached, and someone is injured as a result, a road traffic accident claim could be made. 

If you’d like to learn more about the process of making a road traffic accident claim or simply want to begin your claim, you can contact us by using the information provided below.

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  • Calling us on 0800 408 7825
  • Fill out your details in the Contact Us section of our website
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  1. Can I Claim For A London Taxi Crash?
  2. What Could Cause A London Taxi Crash?
  3. How To Prove Your London Taxi Accident Claim
  4. Road Traffic Accident Compensation Payouts
  5. Talk To Us About Your London Taxi Crash
  6. Learn More About Claiming For Taxi Accidents

Can I Claim For A London Taxi Crash? 

The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that all road users must ensure they uphold the duty of care not to cause injury or damage by navigating the roads unsafely. The Highway Code, which offers guidance as well as rules, must also be adhered to by road users. 

In order to make a personal injury claim following a road traffic accident, you must be able to prove that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by another road user.
  • The duty of care was breached; examples of this happening can be due to unsafe driving or driving without due care and attention.
  • You were injured as a result. This can be a physical or mental injury.

The Whiplash Reform Program

On May 31st 2021, The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 were introduced alongside the Whiplash Reform Programme. These brought about several changes:

  1. If you suffer a whiplash injury as a passenger or driver, then your whiplash injury will be valued in line with the tariffs stated in the legislation above.
  2. If you are a driver or a passenger injured in a road traffic accident and your injuries are valued at £5000 or less, you will make your claim through a different avenue.

To find out more about which process you follow when making a personal injury claim after a London taxi crash, call our advisors now. Through a free case assessment, they can provide you with free legal advice.

Road Traffic Accident Claim Time Limits

When making a personal injury claim, it’s important to be mindful of the time limits, as per the Limitation Act 1980. The time limit a person has to start a claim is three years from the date of the injury. 

There are exceptions to this rule, though. If you’d like to learn more, then you can use the contact information above to discuss time-limit exceptions further with our team of advisors. 

What Could Cause A London Taxi Crash? 

How could a London taxi crash happen? Below we will look at examples of how a road traffic accident could occur that includes a taxi cab. 

  • A taxi pulls out of a junction without looking and drives into the side of another vehicle.
  • A bus does not see that a taxi is slowing down and therefore crashes into the back of the taxi.
  • A car backs out of a drive without paying due care and attention and reverses into a taxi cab.
  • The taxi fails to stop at red lights hitting oncoming traffic.

In the examples we have provided above, different parties are liable for the taxi cab accident. Below we look at what evidence could be used when proving who is at fault for the road traffic accident. Remember to be able to make a claim, another party must at least be partially liable for the incident taking place.

How To Prove Your London Taxi Accident Claim 

In order to make a successful road traffic accident claim, it’s important that you’re able to provide evidence to prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence. This can include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident taking place or photographs of the immediate scene, the injury, or the cause of the accident.
  • Keeping a diary of your treatment and symptoms
  • Getting medical care and asking for copies of any records produced as a result of your injury
  • Taking contact details of potential witnesses to your accident. 

If you’re struggling to collect evidence to support your claim, then you can use the contact information above to get in touch with our team of advisors. On providing you have a valid claim, a member of our panel of road accident solicitors would be happy to offer their services. 

Road Traffic Accident Compensation Payouts 

After making a successful personal injury claim, you could be eligible to claim for two heads of claim. The first that we’ll discuss is general damages, which is a head of claim that aims to compensate successful claimants for the pain and suffering that they’ve endured as a result of their injuries. 

The figures below have been taken from the Judicial College Guidelines, which is used by solicitors to help assign a value to your claim. Note that these figures cannot be guaranteed due to the wide range of variables that must be considered when determining general damages compensation.

Injury Severity Compensation Guidelines Notes
Injury Resulting from Brain Damage Very Severe £282,010 to £403,990 Cases that result in injured person requiring full time nursing care, and little evidence of a meaningful response to environment and little or no language function.
Injury Resulting from Brain Damage Moderate (c) (iii) £43,060 to £90,720 Cases resulting in concentration and memory being affected, and ability to work is reduced.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (a) (i) £78,400 to £130,930 Extensive fractures resulting in a lack of bladder and bowel control, and leaving lasting disabilities.
Back Injuries Severe (a) (ii) £74,160 to £88,430 Injuries involving nerve root damage with an associated loss of sensation.
Arm Injuries Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement (b) £39,170 to £59,860 Serious fractures to one or both forearms, where there is large residual disability
Injuries to the Elbow A severely Disabling Injury £39,170 to £54,830 Injuries resulting in long lasting damage.
Leg Injuries Severe (iv) £27,760 to £39,200 Injuries involving permanently increased vulnerability to future damage from multiple and complicated fractures.
Knee Injuries Moderate (b) (i) £14,840 to £26,190 Injuries involving dislocation, torn meniscus or tendon resulting in minor future instability.
Ankle Injuries Modest Injuries (d) Up to £13,740 Less serious, minor, or undisplaced fractures, ligament injuries and sprains.
Foot Injuries Modest (g) Up to £13,740 Simple fractues that result in minor long term disabilities, such as a minor permanent limp.
Whiplash More than 18 months, but not more than 24 months £4,215 One or more whiplash injuries
Whiplash More than 18 months, but not more than 24 months £4,345 One or more whiplash injuries and one or more minor psychological injuries.

How Special Damages Could Also Compensate You 

Special damages are another head of claim that aims to reimburse you for any financial losses you may have experienced as a result of your injuries. You can potentially claim compensation for:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of care
  • Cost of renovations to a home in aid of recovery
  • Cost of medication.

You’ll have to provide evidence to support your special damages head of claim, which can come in the form of invoices, receipts and bank statements. 

Talk To Us About Your London Taxi Crash 

Providing you have a valid claim, a solicitor from our panel may provide their services on a No Win No Fee basis. A type of No Win No Fee arrangement called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is often used. 

Firstly, under a CFA, you won’t be expected to pay any upfront or ongoing fees for your legal representation. As well as this, in the case that you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you won’t have to pay anything for your solicitor’s representation. 

However, if you are successful in your personal injury claim, you will be expected to pay a success fee. This amount is legally capped by the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013 and is discussed between you and your solicitor before you begin to receive representation from your solicitor.

Speak To Our Team 

If you’d like to discuss the process of making a personal injury claim or have more questions to ask, then you can use the contact information below to discuss this further with our team of advisors. In just one call, you can understand the eligibility of your claim and the potential compensation you could receive following a successful claim. 

Contact us by: 

  • Calling us on 0800 408 7825
  • Fill out your details in the Contact Us section of our website
  • Talk with one of our advisors by using the Live Support chat in the corner of our website

Learn More About Claiming For Taxi Accidents 

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