If you are injured in a taxi accident as a passenger or a taxi driver, you may be entitled to motor vehicle accident and workers compensation benefits in NSW. The extent of compensation depends on the circumstances of the accident, being whether you are mostly at fault and the extent of the injuries.
Depending on how you were injured, our motor vehicle accident lawyers can assist you to claim your entitlements.
What does taxi accident compensation cover?
Who can make a taxi accident claim?
If you have been injured in a taxi/cab accident that was not mostly your fault, you can make a motor vehicle accident claim regardless of being the passenger, driver, or pedestrian. If you are injured in a taxi/cab accident in the course of employment you can make a workers compensation claim regardless of fault.
If you are not the injured person but you are financially dependent on the person that was severely injured, you can make a claim on behalf of them.
If you were at fault but your injuries are considered catastrophic injuries you may be able to claim for treatment, care and support.
What are the steps of a taxi accident compensation claim?
The best and most effecient way to start your claim is to reach an experienced car accident compensation lawyer. Our lawyers focus on all types of motor vehicle accident claims in NSW & WA. Feel free to reach us now.
Alternatively, you can follow the steps below to make a taxi accident compensation claim in NSW:
- Immediately seek treatment for your injuries and keep the receipts of your medical treatment to claim reimbursement for medical expenses.
- Report the accident to police within 28 days and obtain an event number
- Get your GP to fill out the Certificate of Capacity and complete the Application for Personal Injury Benefits.
- Contact a motor vehicle accident lawyer to know if you are eligible to make a common law claim which entitles you to continue to receive income support payment and be covered for medical expenses beyond 6 months from the accident. In addition, seek advice about a lump sum to include wages and medical expenses beyond 6 months in addition to compensation for pain and suffering.
What are the time limits for a taxi accident?
You have 28 days to submit a Personal Injury Benefits Form to claim income support payments prior to the date you lodge the form; otherwise, the time limit is 3 months.
You have 3 years to file your claim with the Personal Injuries Commission to make a common law claim if your injuries are assessed as being non-minor and you were not mostly at fault.
How long does a taxi accident claim take?
The resolution time for your taxi accident claim may vary depending on various factors. Each road accident and its recovery period is unique. Generally speaking, it usually takes 1.5 – 2 years for our lawyers to resolve similar claims for our clients who did not undergo any surgery. Undergoing surgery extends the period since your medical condition must be stabilised in order for your injuries to properly be assessed. Our lawyers will try to resolve your claim as soon as possible by maximising your entitlements.
Frequently asked questions
First of all, you should prioritise your health and see a healthcare professional. Then you can report the accident to the police and call a motor vehicle accident lawyer for a free claim assessment to plan your compensation claim.
While our lawyers act in your best interests, you can focus on your physical and mental recovery, we can explain your entitlements and give you a step-by-step plan about your claim.
Yes, you can claim motor vehicle accident compensation if you are injured as an Uber driver in NSW. All potential entitlements are applicable for Uber drivers and passengers.
No, you don’t. At Withstand Lawyers, we work on a No Win No Fee policy which means you do not need to pay anything until you receive a compensation entitlement. For workers compensation matters our lawyers are approved by the Independent Review Office meaning our legal costs for your workers compensation claim is covered by the Independent Review Office meaning you are not liable for our costs.
You do not have to be in Sydney to make a compensation claim after a taxi accident. Regardless of where you are in NSW, our lawyers can inform you virtually or visit you. Our lawyers are conveniently located throughout NSW, including but not limited to Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Penrith, Newcastle and Wollongong.