While accidents happen everyday, most people do not expect them to happen in taxis, ubers, or other cars of that nature. Transportation companies are required to have insurance that covers the driver as well as the passengers. If you get into a car accident while you are in a private transportation vehicle there are steps that the driver will walk you through, however make sure you get pictures and insurance information for your personal records. If you feel that your rights are being infringed upon, that you are not getting the right representation, or if you feel as if the process is running smoothly you should always seek legal counsel. You want someone fighting for you and your interest. Someone who takes the case personal and treats you as an individual, not just see you as Rider #2345. This would be an instance that your PIP (personal injury protection) could be used to cover the cost of your accidents or wages lost due to the accident.