Bus, Taxi & Rideshare Accidents
Have you been injured while on a bus, in a taxi or in an Uber vehicle? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
We are experts in Bus/Taxi/Rideshare injury claims. It doesn’t matter if your driver was at fault, another driver was at fault, or both your driver and another driver were both at fault.
You can even make a claim if you were involved in “hit and run” and therefore you don’t know the identity of the driver that caused your accident. We can discuss the process with you.
What the Law says
If you have been injured in a Bus, Taxi or Rideshare vehicle, the duty of the driver is a very high one. This is because not only does the driver owe you a common law duty to take reasonable care for your safety while you are a passenger in the vehicle, but the driver will likely also owe you a strict contractual duty because you have paid a fare for the journey.
This was held in a recent decision of French v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited & Others  QSC 105 where a taxi driver was held liable for fatal injuries suffered by a drunk passenger after exiting his taxi.
Are there time limits in bringing a claim?
Yes. Strict timelines apply. Contact us immediately to see whether you are still within time for making a claim.
How long will my claim take?
This will depend on the severity of your injuries that you have sustained in the bicycle accident and the complexity of your claim. As a general rule, most claims take between 12 months to 3 years to complete. There is often an initial delay while your injuries stabilise.
What can I claim for?
You are entitled to claim compensation for the following:
- The pain and suffering you have experienced.
- Your past and future loss of income (including superannuation).
- Your past and future out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. medical expenses, travel expenses, rehabilitation expenses).
- The past and future paid care or services (i.e. cleaning, gardening, personal care needs etc.) that you had to pay someone to do as a result of your injuries.
- The past and future care provided to you by others (usually family members) for no charge (i.e. cleaning, gardening, personal care needs etc.) that you required as a result of your injuries.
Do I need to pay a fee?
You don’t pay us a cent unless you win your case and you are paid compensation.