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Attacked By Your San Antonio Rideshare Driver? What To Do & Why You Deserve Compensation

Rideshare services have evolved exponentially in the last decade. They have become one of the primary methods for transportation across the country, but especially in large cities like San Antonio, Texas. While they initially were met with safety concerns from skeptics, they have largely become a very common part of daily life.

However, as the U.S. government has begun to require safety reports from companies like Uber and Lyft, it has become clear that physical assault from drivers is more common than the companies would have you think. If you have been attacked by a rideshare driver, the San Antonio physical assault lawyers at Carabin Shaw will help you to hold your assailant and the affiliated ridesharing company accountable for their crimes and/or negligence.

Your Rights as a San Antonio Citizen After an Uber or Lyft Assault

Personal injury trials are not only about a person’s rights, but also the negligent actions of others and how they infringe upon those rights. Rideshare companies owe any and all rideshare patrons a “duty of care,” defined by the Legal Information Institute as a “duty requiring… decisions that pursue the corporation's interests with reasonable diligence and prudence. In terms of companies like Uber and Lyft, this means providing services while reasonably ensuring the safety and well being of rideshare passengers. A San Antonio passenger assaulted by a rideshare driver thus has many options to pursue justice, and the right to do so under U.S. law.

In situations where a rideshare driver has violated this duty of care in San Antonio, you have the right to hold these companies for negligent hiring practices, as well as their driver, accountable for your injuries and damages. An experienced lawyer is what you need to ensure that your case is as strong as it can be so that you can win your maximum compensation possible given your specific circumstances.

What is Rideshare Physical Assault in San Antonio, TX?

Physical assault, as defined by the Legal Information Institute, includes any attempt to inflict physical harm to another person through force or violence. While rideshare companies are meant to report the frequency with which these assaults occur, both Uber and Lyft report only fatal physical assaults, skewing the data for how common these attacks are.

Assault occurs when someone intentionally:

  • Or recklessly causes physical harm to another person
  • Threatens to cause imminent harm
  • Employs provocative or offensive physical contact against someone

Clearly, there are situations where assault is not incredibly violent, and if that is what you’ve experienced, you still have legal options. Our team of San Antonio TX rideshare assault lawyers can help you to better understand the specifics of an assault case and the options available to you as a victim.

What to Do After a Rideshare Assault in Texas

Victims of rideshare assault deserve access to any and all necessary services in order to hold violent attackers responsible for their actions. This includes the resources necessary to hold rideshare companies responsible too, as the corporations that put those individuals in position to harm rideshare passengers.

The most important thing you can do to begin your injury claim is to call experienced and trusted attorneys, such as those at Carabin Shaw where our English and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to take your call 24/7 at the toll-free number 800-862-1260.

Working with a trusted lawyer means hiring an expert who will:

  • Communicate with rideshare companies for you
  • Protect your anonymity in sensitive cases, such as sexual assault
  • Provide you with the time and resources you need to focus on your recovery

Schedule a free case review at Carabin Shaw to begin your path towards financial compensation and legal justice.

Call Carabin Shaw Today for Cost-Free Legal Support!

The legal process for winning compensation from rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, can be complex and confusing. These companies also have professional legal teams and insurance companies on their side. Meanwhile, you may be confronting the uncomfortable reality of financial challenges that come with recovering from a violent assault.

We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so that our clients pay nothing for their legal support until the case has been won. Furthermore, our attorneys are among the most successful and trustworthy experts in the nation, evidenced by our client reviews.

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