Have you had an accident involving an Uber taxi? If so we might be able to assist.
Taxi rides have become more convenient than ever with the advent of Uber. Unfortunately, accidents resulting in injuries can sometimes happen. If you have been in an accident as an Uber passenger, as a pedestrian or the driver of another car hit by an Uber driver 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.
How does Uber work and how is it different from traditional taxi firms?
Uber has defined itself as a ride-sharing platform instead of a taxi company. 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 Uber drivers should be considered as workers in a landmark decision. This outcome has meant that it is now mandatory for Uber 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 for compensation.
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:
- Seeing your GP with regards to any injuries (even if you feel well)
- Obtaining the details of the driver and any other parties involved
- Get details of any witnesses at the scene
- Take photos of the accident scene
What compensation can you expect?
Compensation payouts are varied and will depend on your specific situation. The factors influencing the amount you could be awarded may include:
- Any treatment you have required
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether you have taken time off work because of your injuries now or in the future
How can we help?
Jefferies Solicitors have a friendly team of no win, no fee experts who have a wide range of experience in taxi accident claims. We’ll ensure that you are guided through the whole legal process as quick and easy as possible.
Contact us today on 0800 342 3206 for a free initial discussion. Alternatively, you can get in touch online via our website.