Accident in a taxi? Here’s what you should do next!

TAXI! Whether you’ve stepped down from the kerb and thrust your arm out in the road, or you’ve called a cab to take you from your hotel room to your restaurant of choice, it makes sense to get a cab when you’re visiting somewhere new.

However, have you ever thought about what you might do if you’re involved in a crash whilst riding in a taxi? What should I do if I’m injured by a taxicab in Miami? Click the link to find out. What if you're injured? Scared? Most of us should be able to get into the back of a cab without having to worry too much about our safety, however, due to busy road conditions, driving at night, drunk drivers and even bad weather, cabs are just as likely to be involved in an accident as a domestic driver.

If you’re planning on getting a cab anytime soon, whether you’re home or abroad it makes sense to know what to do in the event of having an accident in a cab. Read on to find out more.

Call the emergency services 

If the cab driver hasn’t done so, ensure that you call the emergency services. The police should be called so they can gather evidence and create a police report detailing who might have been at fault. You may also need medical assistance for injuries.

Get the registration

Each taxicab will have a registration number, so it’s important that you get it for insurance purposes. The person driving the vehicle might not be its owner, so don’t just settle for the name of the driver and the registration of the vehicle. Get the registration of the taxi! You may find this listed on the outside of the vehicle or on the dashboard.

Get the drivers details

The name and contact details of the driver are essential pieces of information that will help your insurance and any potential personal injury claim you wish to pursue. It just makes the whole process much easier.

Speak with the police

Don’t be afraid to let the police know that you were a passenger in the vehicle, it will go down on record and will make any kind of insurance, police or personal injury matter much easier further down the line.

Go to the hospital

You may not have any obvious injuries right now, however, injuries such as soft tissue damage, whiplash and even a brain injury can take a few hours to manifest. Make sure you head to the local hospital to get yourself checked out.

What then?

If you were hurt in a taxi cab accident, speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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