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Assaulted in a San Antonio Rideshare? Your Rights and Legal Options

Protected by Texas-wide ridesharing regulations since 2017, San Antonio passengers generally enjoy safe rideshare services. However, even with declining rates of Uber sexual assaults, hundreds of passengers report assaults yearly—and each survivor stands to benefit from a compassionate lawyer dedicated to restoring safety and seeking justice.

Your response to a rideshare assault is deeply personal. By understanding your legal rights and options in Texas, you can find clarity around the harm you’ve suffered and the compensation you deserve. Above all, the San Antonio TX attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to support the course of action that’s best for you.

Rights for Assault Victims in San Antonio

Texas regulations require safety measures like criminal background checks, driving history reviews, and zero-tolerance policies for driver intoxication and discrimination. In addition, victim rights after rideshare assault are protected by state laws for each type of assault.

Texas Laws for Rideshare Assault

State codes outline various offenses that might be relevant to your San Antonio rideshare assault case, including:

  • Assault by contact, involving threat or offense but no physical harm
  • Assault with bodily injury
  • Aggravated assault, for serious bodily harm or use of a weapon
  • Sexual assault

These acts are all crimes of varying degrees, punishable by fines and jail time.

Impact of Fast Reporting

Although we understand the stigma and fear that assault may cause, our team can support you more fully if you report your attack as soon as possible. Sharing details quickly with the ridesharing company and health professionals helps in the following ways:

  • Results in prompt medical care
  • Preserves evidence for your case
  • Creates more opportunities for investigation
  • Protects public safety

Your attorney can also help you report if you feel uncomfortable or unsure.

Legal Options for Seeking Justice After a Rideshare Assault

Once you’ve decided that you want to pursue legal action, it’s helpful to know the steps that may be involved.

Reporting to Law Enforcement

Involving the police is a personal decision. You should never feel pressured to take any specific action, but you can talk to a legal team about how a police report could serve your case.

Pursuing a Lawsuit

A Texas rideshare assault attorney helps you form a civil case in order to recover compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. You might be able to make a case against one of the following responsible parties:

  • Rideshare driver
  • Another passenger
  • Third-party
  • Rideshare company, for offenses such as negligent hiring practices

For a lawsuit, your attorneys will build a clear argument that meets the burden of proof and articulates the damages you’re owed.

Participating in a Criminal Case

Because assault is a crime, your report might lead to criminal charges. The government initiates a criminal case, but you have rights as a victim when you participate. A criminal charge can positively influence your personal injury lawsuit, and you may also find justice through sharing your voice in a criminal case.

Support Services and Resources in San Antonio

A physical assault by a rideshare driver in San Antonio is a destabilizing violent attack, and a long-term sense of peace is more likely when you receive care beyond legal aid.

Victim Advocacy Organizations

Carabin Shaw reviews demonstrate our dedication to connecting our clients with all the support services they need. For instance, local crisis centers, therapists, and other groups are available in San Antonio. Uber and Lyft also partner with the national organization RAINN to help survivors of sexual assault in rideshares.

Assaulted in a San Antonio Rideshare? Understand Your Rights and Explore Legal Options — Call Now for a Free Consultation Let Carabin Shaw Stand Up for Your Rights and Well-Being

Call Carabin Shaw’s toll-free number 800-862-1260 to set up an initial appointment. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our staff speaks both Spanish and English. We know that a rideshare assault is damaging—both emotionally and financially—and we never want to add to these stressors. That’s one reason why we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so you only pay if we win.

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