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What Happens if I Get Into an Accident While in a Taxi or Uber?

Posted onApril 6, 2018

Whether you’re taking a taxi or an Uber vehicle to get from one point to another in or around Tulsa, you’re a passenger. You’re not in control of the vehicle, so it’s highly unlikely that any negligence for an accident might be attributable to you. If your driver or the driver of another vehicle causes an accident, and as a result, you are injured, you’ll want to call 911 right away. Don’t get talked out of making that call. Since you’ve been injured, you’ll want paramedics to come to the scene to examine you and then transport you to the nearest emergency room. After that, you should contact Patrick Wandres at Wandres Law, PC.

Insurance Coverage

Any licensed taxi in Oklahoma must have liability insurance. In the event of an accident, you’ll be covered by the taxi’s liability insurance or the liability insurance of the of the third party driver who caused the crash. If you’re in an accident as an Uber customer, you’re covered with $1 million of liability, uninsured and even underinsured motorist coverage.

Don’t Give a Statement

Even though you were just a passenger, don’t give any opposing insurance companies any kind of statement. Oklahoma law doesn’t require you to give a statement to the opposing insurance company. That insurer might try to use your own words against you in the future to attack your credibility along with the nature and extent of your injuries.

Contact Patrick Wandres here at Wandres Law, PC for a free confidential case consultation and review right away after being injured in an accident in Tulsa or anywhere else in Oklahoma. He doesn’t charge any legal fees unless he obtains a settlement or verdict for you. Tulsa personal injury lawyer Patrick Wandres wants to maximize any proceeds that you might receive from your settlement or lawsuit.

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