As a taxi driver, non-fault accidents can feel like a nightmare scenario. Not only is your car damaged or broken down and your business out of action for a while, but you’re also stuck with the knowledge that there’s nothing you could have done to prevent this.
That being said, although frustrating, non-fault accidents don’t have to be the disaster scenario they might seem. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at what you can do if you’re involved in a non-fault taxi driver accident and how Pearl Assistance could help get you back on your feet and driving the streets.
A non-fault taxi driver accident is any road accident in which you, the taxi driver, are not responsible for the crash. While in theory this should mean that the person at fault pays the damages, so the accident costs you nothing in the long run, in practise it can be a whole other story.
First of all, you’re off the road and that means your main source of income is out of action. As if that wasn’t bad enough, you now need to go through all the hassle and stress of proving that you were at no fault. And that’s not even accounting for the mental strain and exhaustion of having to fill out countless documents in the aftermath of a taxi driver accident.
First things first, we’ll get a replacement vehicle to you within a few hours. That way you’ll be able to carry on bringing in money while we get to work on the legal side of things.
Secondly, we’ll make it a priority to help you recover all uninsured losses both for you and your passengers.
Thirdly, we’ll get your car to a reputable garage within 24-hours , even if it’s left in an undrivable condition. We work with a network of over a hundred expert storage and repair facilities up and down the country, so you can feel certain that your vehicle is being kept in safe hands.
If you’re new to taxi driving or you’ve been lucky enough never to have had a non-fault taxi driver accident up until now, then this is the perfect time to put together your emergency plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated, just a list of prepared steps you can follow in the event of an emergency.
This should include things like checking you and your passengers are safe and unharmed, calling emergency services if need be, and having our number on hand so we can get to work helping you as soon as possible. Remember, it can be hard to concentrate under these kinds of circumstances, so having all this prepared ahead of time will really help you to focus on what needs to be done.
Taxi driver accidents might seem like a nightmare, but they don’t have to be. If you need assistance in the wake of an accident, be sure to contact us at 020 7993 2577.