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Taxi Seat Belt Compensation

Car accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime, transport in Taxi’s carries the same risk as being the driver of your own car.  Car Accidents happen so often that it is necessary for you to wear seat belts when you are driving a vehicle and if you are a passenger in a vehicle, especially as a passenger in a taxi. Taxi passengers need to be careful about their safety. It is the duty of the driver to ensure that people sitting in the car are wearing seat belts. Wearing a seat belt will lessen the chances of you getting hurt in an accident.

Automotive security systems have been developed and improved in the cars due to the increase in road accidents but none are as safe as seat belts. So it is always advisable to wear seat belts while travelling in a car or taxi.

There are many safety tips with seat belts like -There should be no doubling in a single seat belt; a seat belt includes a lap and a shoulder belt they should be worn close to the body. Air bags should not take place of the seat belts as they only stop forward bending but it can sometimes throw the person out of the car. When a seat belt is worn it avoids sudden movement of the body and makes it stick to the seat which avoids any major injury from the accident.

Taxi seat belt laws include:

  • All taxi drivers and the passengers should wear seat belts fixed firmly on there body.
  • A driver can be charged, face a fine and even get two demerit points for seat belt defaults.
  • Drivers are responsible for checking that all the children below the age of 16 are secured in a seat belt or appropriate child car seat.

If the driver fails to ensure the security of the child in seat belt or child car seat he will be fined and if the child gets hurt due to the negligence of the driver about the seat belt parents can claim taxi seat belt compensation.

If in any case you meet with an accident when you sitting in a taxi and your seat belt doesn’t work you can always claim for compensation. If you are hurt or suffered with any kind of medical injury you can claim for taxi seat belt compensation. You will get your compensation according to the amount of injuries you have suffered. You should have the proper evidence for a strong taxi seat belt compensation claim.

Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough

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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