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Uber Accident Claim

Have you had an accident involving a taxi service? If so we might be able to assist you to make a taxi accident claim. Talk to us about your Uber accident claim, we are here to help you.

Taxi rides have become more convenient than ever with the introduction of various mobile apps. Unfortunately, accidents resulting in injuries can sometimes happen. If you have been in an accident involving a taxi as;

  • A passenger
  • A pedestrian and the taxi hit you
  • A cyclist hit by a taxi driver

In any of these scenarios and more, we may be able to help you claim compensation.

The experts at Jefferies Solicitors have wide-ranging experience in these cases and are ready to discuss your claim. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online via our website.

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How does Uber work and how is it different from traditional taxi firms?

Ride-sharing platforms have become people’s go-to service instead of taxi companies. It has, historically, argued that their drivers are self-employed contractors as opposed to workers. This has resulted in making it hard to define who is responsible when one of their drivers is involved in a road traffic accident.

The question of their drivers’ working status has been at the centre of a long legal battle over the last few years. In December 2018 the Court of Appeal ruled that ride-sharing drivers should be considered workers in a landmark decision. This outcome has meant that it is now mandatory for ride-sharing companies to ensure that their employees are safe. They have a responsibility to check that their cars are fit for purpose and that proper insurance is in place. All organisations have a duty to keep consumers safe and if this has not been carried out then you may have the right to claim compensation.

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Steps to take if you have been involved in an accident

It is a good idea to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This could mean:

  1. Get yourself to a safe area. Exchange contact details with the other party, and make a note of the registration number of their vehicle.
  2. If there were any witnesses to your accident, try to gather their details.
  3. After leaving the scene of the accident, visit your GP, or if your injuries are serious, go to A&E.
  4. Next, make sure you report your accident to the police.
  5. Following your accident, keep a record of the costs you have incurred as a result of your injury by keeping receipts. If you take legal action, you may be able to claim these expenses back.
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Uber accident claim settlement amounts

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based on your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

We helped a client claim compensation after they suffered an accident in an Uber as a passenger. Read more here.

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Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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