Been involved in a truck or taxi accident? If you sustained injuries as a result, you may be entitled to make a truck accident claim or a taxi accident compensation claim.
Many people who suffer injuries and disabilities as a result of taxi or truck accidents, are unaware of the guiding principles or the law that govern such accident compensation claims. Learn more about your basic entitlements or speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today.
What happens if you get in an accident in a taxi?
In New South Wales (NSW), people who are injured are entitled to make a taxi accident compensation claim for their injuries and disabilities under the NSW Motor Accidents Compensation Scheme.
Can I sue a taxi driver?
If you were a driver and the taxi hit your car, you can lodge a claim with your CTP insurer or take the matter to Court. And if you were a passenger in the taxi, you can file your personal injury claim with the insurers of the drivers involved. As a passenger, the taxi accident compensation process can seem complicated, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with a compensation lawyer from Owen Hodge.
You are also entitled to receive compensation if you were driving the taxi and the accident occurred was partly due to your own fault. In such a case, the amount of compensation is reduced, after taking into account your partial liability.
Can I sue for being hit by a semi truck?
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, and you sustained injuries, you may be entitled to make a truck accident claim. You will need to submit a claim with your CTP insurance company or you can also speak to a car accident lawyer about your rights before submitting a claim.
Who is liable in a truck accident?
This ultimately depends on the situation and how the accident occurred. Both truck drivers and regular motor vehicle drivers have a duty of care when they’re on the road. So in order to determine fault, a party will need to be established as negligent (i.e. drunk while driving, driving over the speed limit and so on).
Truck & taxi drivers – worker’s compensation
If you’re a truck or taxi driver, and were working at the time of the accident, you may also be eligible to receive compensation under the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.
This interrelationship between the Motor Accident Compensation Scheme and the Workers Compensation Scheme is a complex matter and we would advise you to seek proper legal guidance from a workers compensation lawyer.
Taxi accident compensation & truck accident claim entitlements
Usually, people injured in taxi or truck accident (including taxi or truck drivers) are entitled to receive compensation under the Motor Accident Compensation Scheme, which includes:
- Reimbursement of hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses;
- Compensation for any future medical expense in relation to injuries sustained in the accident;
- Compensation for past economic loss, such as loss of wages while you were recovering from your injuries;
- Compensation for future economic loss where your working life has been reduced as a result of your injuries;
- Lump sum compensation, if you have suffered a Total and Permanent Disablement as a result of your injuries; and
- Lump sum compensation for your pain and suffering.
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There are many components in the taxi accident compensation and truck accident claim process, but our team of specialised lawyers will assist you every step of the way to ensure that you obtain maximum compensation.
At Owen Hodge, we will also ensure that your claim for injury compensation is made within the specified personal injury claim time limits and that the evidence of your injuries is presented as strongly as possible. Call our taxi and truck accident claim lawyers on 1800 770 780 to schedule a consultation.
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