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Taxi Collision Compensation

Taxi or private hired vehicles are increasingly used by people as they offer a private transport services that enables quick and direct transport from one place to another. Accidents involving public transport are common even when using a Taxi service. This is why the passengers as well as the driver should follow some simple precautions and protection to ensure safety. Traffic on UK roads is increasing steadily, and with it so are the chances of having an accidents. Taxi drivers aim to be more careful while driving passengers as they are responsible for the passengers safety.

Being a passenger of the vehicle that was involved in a crash is the major reason on the basis of which an injured person can file a claim for the compensation of the injuries sustained. The injured must contact the claims solicitor as early as possible for the help while obtaining the compensation from the other party. This is so because it is the duty of the driver to ensure passengers’ safety.

Claims against the taxi drivers are the same as any other passenger claims. A taxi driver should also be insured so that his or her insurance company bears all the financial responsibilities on his behalf for the compensation of the claim. The details that are necessary should always be kept with you while you travel in a public transport. The accident that has taken place might not be the driver’s fault completely, therefore it is reasonable to have the details of the other party as well in the accident. Sometimes it is possible that the driver might not be at fault completely. In that case, the passenger can claim against the party that has been the major cause of the accident. Also the claim can be made against the taxi driver if he is considered to be at fault by the passenger. In almost all the cases the accident caused by the taxi collision gets the injured successful claims against someone as they are not responsible for the taxi to get involved in an accident.

There are accident claim firms which can get the passengers the claim for the injury they suffered after accident. In a compensation claim that is successful, the amount of compensation the injured person receives varies on the extent of injuries. Compensation is also received on medical expenses.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case