What Is The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident?

What Is The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident?

What Is The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident?

Are you wondering what the average settlement for a taxi cab accident could be? Have you sustained an injury in a taxi accident? This guide will explain how compensation is calculated in personal injury claims and how the severity of your injuries, variables like split liability, and special damages all have an influence on how much can be claimed.

Road users must adhere to the rules of the Road Traffic Act 1988, which establishes the duty of care owed on the road. They should also follow the Highway Code, as it contains guidance and rules on good road conduct. If they don’t follow these sets of rules and guidance, it could increase the risk of an accident occurring.

If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident involving a taxi, and you can prove the liability of a third party, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Read on to learn more about the factors that could affect your personal injury claim. You could also get in touch with our advisers to speak about your circumstances. To contact us, you can:

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  1. What Is The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident?
  2. What Could Affect The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident?
  3. What Are General And Special Damages?
  4. Am I Eligible To Claim For A Taxi Cab Accident?
  5. How Much Will I Receive For My Taxi Cab Accident?
  6. Start The Claims Process

What Is The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident?

Being involved in a taxi cab accident can take different forms, for instance:

  • You could be making a taxi passenger accident claim
  • You could be the driver of a taxi who is injured
  • Bus passengers can be injured if a taxi collides with a bus
  • A driver or passenger of a vehicle can be injured in a crash with a taxi
  • A pedestrian could be injured if hit by a taxi

In order to be eligible to make a personal injury claim following an accident on the road with a taxi, you must be able to prove liability. If a driver of a car causes a crash with a taxi, then the taxi driver is eligible to claim for any injury that results. If a taxi driver is responsible for an accident on the road, any passengers of the taxi and other road users that are injured can claim against the taxi driver for harm suffered.

Each compensation claim will have unique aspects. Although it may look similar to another personal injury claim, no two are ever exactly the same. There are lots of factors that will be taken into consideration which may be different for each claimant.

Read on to learn about general damages and special damages. Providing an average settlement for a taxi cab accident may not be helpful as each case is different. However, if you call our advisors, they can assess your case for free and provide an estimate of what you could claim.

What Could Affect The Average Settlement For A Taxi Cab Accident

There are different factors that could affect the amount you are awarded in a successful claim. However, please bear in mind that these may not all apply, and each circumstance is looked at individually.

Split Liability

Split liability can occur when two or more road users are determined to be at fault for the accident.

Compensation for a split liability claim is determined after an agreement is reached between the involved parties. If they agree to a 50/50 split, then each party will receive half the value of their personal injury claim.

Contributory Negligence

This is where a claimant contributed to the severity of their injury. For example, a passenger in a taxi did not wear their seatbelt. It is determined that the neck injury they suffered was made worse because of the lack of a seatbelt. Compensation may be reduced accordingly.

Severity Of The Injuries Suffered

The severity of the injuries you suffer will affect how much compensation you may receive. The more harm and suffering your injuries cause, the more could be awarded in general damages.  For example, someone with a spinal cord injury may suffer more serious symptoms than someone with a sprained ankle.

Special Damages

Special damages are awarded to compensate the claimant for any financial losses that have occurred and may occur in the future.

Average compensation for a taxi cab accident amount may take into account all different factors, which is why it is important to have your case assessed, as any average settlement may not reflect your own circumstances.

What Are General And Special Damages?

General damages are claimed for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. The amount you could receive in this head of claim depends upon the severity of your injuries.

Figures awarded for general damages are usually based on the amounts listed in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This document contains compensation brackets, and car accident injury claim solicitors will usually refer to them. It was most recently updated in April 2022, and the table we’ve included in this article reflects the latest figures.

Special damages are meant to return you to the financial position you would be in had the accident not occurred. Things covered under special damages include lost earnings, travel expenses incurred because of your injury and property damage caused by the accident. This can include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Medical care, such as specialist consultations
  • Travel costs incurred to get to and from medical appointments

Loss of past and future income can be an important part of special damages. If your injury means you can no longer continue performing your current work, you could receive compensation for the income you would have earned.

Contact our advisers to get help calculating car accident injury payouts rather than searching for the average settlement for a taxi cab accident.

Am I Eligible To Claim For A Taxi Cab Accident?

If you are a passenger in a taxi that is involved in an accident, you could be eligible to claim for the injury you have suffered. It does not matter whether the taxi driver is at fault or another road user is. As the innocent in a road traffic accident, you could claim for the harm you suffered

In order to make a personal injury, you must be able to show three things:

  1. A road user owed you a duty of care
  2. That person was negligent in that they did not uphold their duty
  3. As a result of this breach, you received an injury

If you can show these criteria are true of your accident, and if you are within the time limit on car accident claims, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Much Will I Receive For My Taxi Cab Accident?

As mentioned above, the general damages you could receive are based on the severity of your injury. We’ve included a table below showing some of the compensation brackets that appear in the JCG. It is important to note that potential special damages are not shown.

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Injury Type Compensation Bracket Notes
Tetraplegia (a) £324,600 to £403,990 Compensation will take into account level of pain, life expectancy, and remaining sensory abilities.
Paraplegia (b) £219,070 to £284,260 Will include the above factors, the risk of increasing paralysis, and presence of other injuries.
Very Severe Brain Damage (a) £282,010 to £403,990 Awards will consider level of response to environment, ability to communicate, and need for full-time care.
Severe Neck Injuries (a) (i) In the region of £148,330 Injury that results in incomplete paraplegia or severely restricts mobility despite medical intervention.
Severe Neck Injuries (a) (ii) £65,740 to £130,930 Injuries involving serious fractures or damage to cervical discs, leading to permanent damage.
Severe PTSD (a) £59,860 to £100,670 Injuries severely affect all aspects of the victim’s life and prevent them from functioning at pre-trauma levels.
Amputation of Both Legs (a) (i) £240,790 to £282,010 Both legs lost above the knee, or one leg above and the other below. Award takes into consideration phantom pain, symptoms, and risk of future degeneration.
Severe Leg Injuries (b) (i) £96,250 to £135,920 The most serious injuries short of amputation.
Other Arm Injuries (b) £39,170 to £59,860 Serious fractures that leads to significant functional or cosmetic disability.
Severe Shoulder Injuries (a) £19,200 to £48,030 Severe damage to nerve network. Compensation takes into account the level of disability and ongoing symptoms.

Legislation known as the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 introduced a tariff system for whiplash injuries that last less than 2 years. If your injury is whiplash-based, your compensation may be calculated using this set tariff instead. The Whiplash Reform Program also means that injuries valued at £5,000 or less and total claims that are worth £10,000 or less must be made through an official online portal.

To learn more about minimum whiplash payouts or how general and special damages may affect the settlement for a taxi cab accident, get in touch with our advisers.

Start The Claims Process

If you’re considering making a car accident claim following a taxi accident, it’s a good idea to get advice from our team of advisers. We can assess the aspects of your potential claim and, if we feel it’s valid, pass you on to one of the solicitors from our panel.

You may be offered a type of No Win No Fee Agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Under the terms of this agreement, you won’t have to pay for a solicitor’s service upfront.

Instead, you will only pay the solicitor a small percentage of your compensation, and only if your claim is successful. This percentage is capped by law.

For a more detailed calculation compared to the average settlement for a taxi cab accident or to talk over the circumstances of your potential claim, contact our advisers today. The consultation is free, and there’s no obligation to continue using our services. You can get in touch with Advice.co.uk using the following methods:

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Further Road Accident Claim Resources

More guides you may find useful:

Report A Car Accident – A guide on how to report a car accident

Fatal Car Accident Claims – Information about how to claim compensation if a loved one died in a car accident

Time Limits – An article discussing the time limits for making a personal injury claim

Related topic that may be of interest:

Uninsured or Hit and Run Drivers – A government resource for claiming compensation against an uninsured or untraceable driver

Brake – A charity dedicated to the victims of road traffic accidents

Statutory Sick Pay – Information about claiming statutory sick pay after an absence from work

We hope this guide discussing the concept of average settlement for a taxi cab accident has been useful. For further information, get in touch with us using the information above.