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Can You Sue an Uber Driver in Oklahoma If You’re Injured in an Accident?

Posted onJuly 12, 2022

Car accident between two suvsThere are a few parties who could possibly get injured in an accident involving an Uber driver in Oklahoma. For example, there could be (1) the Uber driver themselves, (2) the passenger or passengers inside the Uber vehicle, and/or (3) anyone in another vehicle and/or pedestrians.

After a crash, victims can often seek compensation by filing insurance claims against the Uber driver or other liable parties. If the claim process is unsuccessful in receiving a settlement offer from the insurance carrier for the at-fault party for the compensation you deserve, you might file an injury lawsuit in civil court.

 

Let’s take a look at who might be subject to a lawsuit following an Uber accident and how a lawyer can assist in the event of injuries. If you would like to discuss your specific situation and legal rights, seek help from an Uber accident attorney in the Tulsa area right away.

Was the Uber or Lyft Driver at Fault?

Negligence means not behaving with the proper level of care. Some of the most common forms of motor vehicle negligence are speeding, driving too fast for weather conditions, and inattention (drivers who inadvertently drift into other lanes, or accidents where a driver will run a red light or stop sign, etc).

If the Uber driver was to blame for the accident, you will then need to seek compensation from the insurance company for Uber. If the insurer does not cooperate and make a fair settlement offer, you can sue the Uber driver. Your trusted Uber accident lawyer will study the details of your case, determine who was at fault and represent you at any and all legal proceedings.

What Type of Insurance Coverage Does Uber Provide?

The company says plainly on its website that all of their rides are, in fact, insured, and that they always have what is called motorist bodily injury coverage, which applies to folks who are both insured or underinsured.

For example, if the driver is waiting for a ride to pop up in the app, and they end up in a crash that’s their fault, they’d be covered for a minimum of $50,000 in damages per person and up to $25,000 in damages to their vehicle. If they get in a crash after they accept a ride, the payout can be much higher, with a third-party liability of no less than $1,000,000.

If you’re an Uber rider who is hurt in an accident, the main difference from any other type of car accident will be the fact that not only will you be dealing with the driver, but also with the insurers for the rideshare companies themselves when you go about asserting a claim for damages.

What Type of Compensation Can I Seek in an Oklahoma Uber Accident?

You can seek the same types of damages after an Uber accident as any type of injury claim. Compensation might be for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care
  • Lost income
  • Lost future earnings
  • Permanent injuries
  • Pain and suffering

Always have a lawyer assist with calculating the amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact Your Tulsa Uber Accident Attorney

If you’re a rider and are injured in a collision, you should first contact the police and/or emergency medical assistance. Then, after calling the police and medical assistance,  your next call should be to an Oklahoma attorney who is experienced in  Uber accident claims. He or she can then assist you with appropriately establishing a claim with Uber, its insurers, as well as the insurance carriers for all others at fault for the collision.

Your lawyer will then walk you through what is taking place with your accident investigation step by step and deal with the insurance companies as well as the large rideshare company reps.

It will always be best to attain legal representation in a case where shady insurance companies and slick executives are involved. That being said, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at Wandres Law, where our diligent Uber accident attorneys will help you obtain all the damages you are owed.

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