Road traffic accidents, taxi drivers and credit hire claims
Have you been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, resulting in serious damage to your taxi? Have you sustained personal injuries? Are you now facing the possibility of having your license suspended because your vehicle doesn’t meet the local authority’s guidelines? It’s a situation that can be both overwhelming and frustrating, especially when your livelihood is at stake.
But don’t worry – we’re here to help. Our experienced team understands the unique challenges faced by taxi drivers and will work tirelessly to ensure that you can get back on the road and earn a living as soon as possible.
Credit Hire Vehicles
If you’ve been in an accident and have insurance, you might feel relieved that you can get a suitable hire vehicle to continue your work. And the good news is, any reputable insurer will provide you with a hire vehicle that has the correct license for use in your local area. While you might assume that everything will work out fine, problems could arise months later when the company that provided you with the rental vehicle says they haven’t been able to recover their costs. This could lead to unexpected bills and even a court summons if you’re unable to pay. That’s why it’s crucial to read and understand the terms and conditions of your credit hire agreement before signing it.
At SilverOak Solicitors, we have extensive experience in handling credit hire claims and can guide you through the process to ensure that you’re protected and get the compensation you deserve. We understand the nuances of the legal process and will work tirelessly to ensure that you have a smooth and stress-free experience. Our team of experienced solicitors will carefully review all terms and conditions and advise you on the best course of action.
Understanding vehicle hire replacements
If you’ve been in a car accident and had to hire a replacement vehicle on credit, it’s important to understand how the process works. The company providing the vehicle operates on a credit hire basis, which means you signed a credit hire agreement when you got the car.
Although it may seem daunting, it’s essential to cooperate with the credit hire company to ensure they can recover their costs from your insurance provider. The solicitor and court documents you receive are not pursuing you personally but are attempting to recover charges from your insurer.
While this process can be complicated, working with an experienced personal injury solicitor can help ease the burden. At SilverOak Solicitors, we have extensive experience handling credit hire claims and can guide you through the process to ensure the best outcome for your case.
How a personal injury solicitor can help?
As part of the credit hire process, you may be required to answer many questions, such as why you needed the vehicle, why you chose to work after the accident, whether you could have hired a vehicle using your own funds, and more. These questions are often asked to ensure that you are not involved in any fraudulent activity. However, you must also be careful because these questions may be used to make you look like the guilty party.
Our experienced personal injury solicitor can help you navigate this process successfully and avoid admitting guilt unintentionally or becoming liable for the costs yourself. If the fault lies with your insurance provider, they are responsible for paying the charges, and a solicitor can help ensure that they fulfil their obligations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
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