Tulsa Car Accident Attorneys
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
Car accidents are unfortunately common here in Tulsa, and many people are left with serious, life-changing injuries as a result. When these accidents are caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of another driver, injured parties have a right to pursue compensation for medical expenses and much more.
At Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC our experienced auto accident attorneys do whatever it takes to recover all available compensation following wreck. To secure the comprehensive, aggressive legal representation you need during this trying time, contact our firm today. We can review your case to determine how much your accident claim is worth and what you may be able to recover.
We are dedicated to getting injury victims the money they need. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how we can help.
Uber and Lyft Accident Claims
Over the last five years, ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have left taxis in the dust, becoming leaders in the transportation industry and changing the way we get from point A to point B. As autonomous technology will soon pilot the majority of ridesharing vehicles, for now, we’re stuck with fallible drivers—which means accidents.
Whether you’re a passenger in an Uber that crashes, a driver who gets into an accident with a Lyft, or a pedestrian struck by a ridesharing car, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Rideshare drivers are required to have personal car insurance to work for Uber and Lyft, however, both companies offer their own coverage if there is an accident. Below is a breakdown of Uber’s insurance policies:
- Uber app is turned off: Only the driver’s personal car insurance can be used in accidents where the mobile application is turned off since technically the driver was not “on the job.”
- Uber app is on and the driver is waiting for a request: If the accident occurs while the driver is online, but before they have accepted a request, both the driver’s personal car insurance and Uber’s liability coverage can be used. Uber’s liability insurance is between $50,000 and $100,000 for injuries and $25,000 for property damage.
- The driver is on their way to pick up a rider or already on a trip with a passenger: Uber’s insurance coverage is used in this scenario, which offers up to $1 million in third-party liability and $1 million in uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage for passengers.
Lack of sleep, poor vehicle maintenance and alcohol, and drugs can result in an Uber or Lyft accident, and you are entitled to compensation for all damages you sustain due to the harmful or negligence behavior of a driver. If you are injured in an accident, make sure to seek medical attention, contact the police, and gather important information, such as the name, address, driver’s license number and insurance policy number of the rideshare driver.
Oklahoma Car Accident Laws
Oklahoma has a two year statute of limitations on car accident claims, which means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. Additionally, you will lose your right to file a claim if you are deemed 50% or more responsible for the accident that led to your injuries. You can, however, still file a claim and collect compensation if you are less then 50% at fault. In this scenario, a claimant’s fault and compensation amount will be determined separately by the court and in the end, their compensation total will be reduced by their percentage of fault. This rule is called “modified comparative negligence.”
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
In any legal case, the best weapon a lawyer can have is to have a firm grasp of the facts. When insurers attempt to discount the severity of your injuries or claim they were not caused by your accident, we are ready to advocate for your maximum recovery. In order to do this, we gain a full picture of the facts of your case.
We work with our in-house nurse to prove the validity of your injuries and can help you receive the medical care you need from physicians and specialists we work with regularly. We also work with accident reconstructionists who can work at the scene of your accident to prove others’ negligence. In situations in which there is minimal car insurance coverage, we have successfully recovered funds from homeowner’s insurance policies.
Two recent car wreck cases demonstrate our ability to successfully recover damages:
We represented three individuals in a drunk driving accident. One client had been killed and the other two suffered head injuries and other serious injuries. After a complete investigation of the case, we recovered a confidential seven-figure settlement from multiple defendants, including the bar that had supplied alcohol to the drunk driver.
An individual who suffered head injuries, a broken leg and internal injuries in a car wreck hired us after his former attorney received a settlement offer of $500,000. We re-filed the case and settled the case for almost eight times the original settlement offer.
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Our Tulsa car accident lawyers understand how stressful and frustrating the time following a serious accident can be. It is for this reason that we are committed to helping injury victims get fair compensation for the injuries, pain, and financial loss they have suffered.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle or truck accident, or lost a loved one in an accident, contact us. We are available for evening and weekend appointments and, for personal injury cases, we charge nothing unless we win your case.
Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Seek justice by calling (918) 347-6456 andschedule a free consultation today!