Taxi Passenger Accidents
McSweeney Solicitors have successfully handled dozens of taxi passenger accident claims over the past few years. So, if you were injured in a taxi accident within the past two years then we may be able to help you claim compensation.
According to National Transport Authority statistics, there were 10,128 licensed taxis in Dublin (including wheelchair accessible taxis) as at 31st July 2017, which believe it or not is only about 3,000 less than the amount of licensed yellow cabs in the whole of New York City! With so many taxis on the road in Dublin it is inevitable that from time to time some of them will be involved in road traffic accident.
As a taxi passenger involved in a road traffic accident you can potentially bring a personal injury claim against either the taxi driver or the other driver depending on who is to blame for the accident. However, sometimes liability for a taxi accident is not straightforward and on other occasions both the taxi driver and other driver were each partly responsible for the accident. What do you then? The simple answer is you would usually bring your claim against both of them and let their two insurance companies sort it out.
The most important thing to remember as a taxi passenger injured in a car accident is that you are an innocent victim, so no matter who is at fault you are entitled to bring a personal injury claim. Even if you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash you are still entitled to bring a taxi passenger accident claim. Although, if you were not wearing a seatbelt any compensation received would generally be reduced by about 25% to reflect that even though you did not cause the accident the law deems you to have contributed towards your own injuries by not wearing a seatbelt (this is known as contributory negligence).
If you have been involved in taxi accident and are considering your options to claim compensation, why not avail of our free, confidential, and no obligation legal advice from an experienced personal injury claim solicitor on whether you have a valid personal injury compensation claim.
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