Here at JMR Solicitors, we have fully qualified solicitors who can offer the following:
- Recovery and restoration of your damaged vehicle
- Provide the injured driver with another taxi until your vehicle is repaired
- Repair your vehicle
If the driver is too injured to work due to the accident, we shall provide them with another car, until they are fit enough to work, where they will then be provided with a replacement taxi.
Can I claim for my injury and lost income if I am a taxi driver and have had a personal injury due to road traffic accident?
Your compensation claim will consider a range of issues that are likely to be directly or indirectly linked to your injuries.
- The degree of discomfort you suffered at the time of the accident and your type of injury
- How the injury is expected to affect your life
- Requirements for specialist treatment or therapy to aid the recovery process
- If the injury is likely to lead to a lasting disability
- Costs of medical supports or equipment you may need
- Personal care requirements
- Any modifications you may have to make to your home
- Adapted vehicle or mobility aid requirements
- Loss of earnings if you are unable to work
JMR Solicitors can also pursue your Personal Injury claim and arrange any medical treatment that may be required.
I was a passenger in a taxi when they had an accident – Can I claim compensation?
If you were a passenger in a taxi accident or a driver who was injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are most likely shocked and trying to heal from your injuries.
If you decide to pursue taxi accident claims, we provide a No Win No Fee claim service to help you avoid financial stress throughout the duration of your case. We hope that our preliminary consultation will assist you in clarifying your position.
What kind of taxi accident claims do you help with?
We can assist with the following types of taxi accident compensation claims:
- Passengers who have been injured as a result of the taxi driver’s careless driving
- Taxi drivers who have been involved in an accident that was not their fault or who have been provided with a defective vehicle by the company.
- Taxi drivers who have injured pedestrians. This is not an exhaustive list, and Legal Helpline would appreciate hearing from you if you were involved in any type of taxi accident that was not your fault.
What legal support do you provide to help taxi drivers retain their licence?
Taxi driving can be a tough job at times, with irregular hours, competition for fares, and challenging or problematic passengers.
Many factors, some of which may be beyond your control, can have an impact on your ability to keep your taxi licence. We can help you by providing legal advice on the status of your taxi driving licence.
What should I do if I receive a complaint from a passenger?
Check the terms of your licence and the policy of the local authority that issued your licence to see if you are required to notify them of the complaint.
Speaking to a solicitor about this might help you get clarity on how to respond to the complaint.
How can I protect myself from unjustified complaints?
Installing CCTV that records audio and video is a common way to protect yourself against an unfair complaint. You must make it clear to your customer that they are being videotaped when they choose to ride in your taxi.