Taxi driver car accident claims in Belfast & Northern Ireland
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Taxi drivers have a lot to lose when they’re involved in a road traffic accident
The impact of a car accident can be especially devastating if you drive a taxi for a living. Not only are you contending with your method of personal transportation being temporarily unavailable, but your livelihood as well. These two things are bad enough without adding the impact of any injuries you might have sustained.
Taxi drivers are more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident. This is because they spend significantly more time than the average person behind the wheel of their car. So, what happens when an accident occurs?
Taxi driver rights following a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland
Taxi drivers have the same rights as any other road user. When a taxi driver is involved in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, they can pursue compensation.
Their claim would seek to compensate them for:
- Pain & suffering caused by injury
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Loss of earnings
- Medical treatment, including physiotherapy, if required
Taxi drivers may still be liable for their hefty insurance bills and depo fees whilst unable to work. We always recommend engaging a solicitor early following a road traffic accident. There are several reasons for this, but in regard to taxi drivers, the most important reason is so that we can get you back on the road and earning as quickly as possible.
We are taxi driver car accident claims experts
We can assist you no matter what taxi firm your work for. We can help those driving for fonaCAB, Value Cabs and smaller localised firms such as Mahood’s Taxis in Carrickfergus or City Cabs in Derry City.
Some taxi firms have a preferred solicitor for you to use. However, you are entitled to instruct a solicitor of your choosing. It won’t make the process any more or less difficult. Choose the one you resonate with, be it your firm’s preferred, or your own.
If you don’t know what to look out for when choosing a solicitor, The Irish News published a helpful guide on choosing the best solicitor.
Had an accident whilst driving your taxi? We can help
We have one of the largest and most trusted road traffic accident claims departments in Northern Ireland. We are well positioned to act for taxi drivers and all other road users following an accident. Visit Road Traffic Accident Claims to learn more or contact us for the benefit of a free initial consultation.