At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Taxi Passenger Accident Claims

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If you have been in an accident as a passenger in a taxi you could claim compensation against either the driver of the taxi (if he or she is to blame) or the other vehicle involved in the accident.

Just as with other road users, taxi drivers and their company operators are required to have motor insurance in place to ensure the possibility of compensation in the event of an accident involving a paying passenger, pedestrian, occupant of another vehicle or indeed any other road user.

As with all accident claims, you should try to obtain details of all individuals involved, and vehicle registration numbers, so your personal injury solicitor can make a compensation claim against the appropriate party. It may also be of benefit if you are able to provide witness statements, contact details of witnesses, and photographs, both of the accident site itself and of any injuries you might have sustained.

You should also obtain details of the driver's employers or establish if they are self-employed.

What does your claim provide for?

A taxi accident compensation claim may help you recover compensation for a number of factors, including pain, suffering and loss of amenity, lost earnings and any other losses sustained in the accident.

It is important to remember that there are strict time limits in place for the making of a taxi accident compensation claim. As such, you must begin proceedings within three years of the date the accident occurred.

Contact Thompsons today

Thompsons can be by your side to help you claim compensation following a taxi accident and we will ensure that, where negligence has played a part in an accident, you receive all the support you need, including help sourcing the best possible rehabilitative therapies.

For free car accident and whiplash compensation claims advice that is available to you without obligation, call our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891 331 and talk it through.

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