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Austin TX Uber/Lyft Sexual Assault Attorneys - Texas Rideshare Passenger Rights

The prevalence of sexual assaults during rideshare trips with companies like Uber and Lyft has underscored the critical need for legal advocacy and protection of passengers' rights. Victims of such traumatic incidents often find themselves navigating complex legal landscapes alone. That's where our Austin TX Uber/Lyft sexual assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw come in.

With a deep understanding of Texas rideshare passenger rights and a commitment to pursuing justice, our lawyers stand ready to support Texas victims through the intricate process of filing a rideshare assault lawsuit in Austin.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Rideshare Assault? Who Can Be Sued?

Rideshare assault cases can involve various parties, and understanding who can be held liable is crucial for victims seeking legal recourse.

Here's a condensed breakdown:

  • Rideshare Driver: The primary individual responsible during the assault.
  • Rideshare Company: May be held accountable for negligent hiring, inadequate background checks, or failure to address safety concerns.
  • Third Parties: If someone other than the driver or rideshare company contributes to the assault.
  • Manufacturer: In cases involving defective security features or equipment.

Navigating these complexities is best done with the guidance of skilled Uber assault lawyers in Texas who can determine the most appropriate parties to sue based on the unique circumstances of each case.

Laws & Regulations Dealing with Uber/Lyft Passenger Rights and Sexual Assault in Texas
  • Texas Penal Code § 22.011 - Sexual assault is defined as the intentional and non-consensual touching of another person's intimate body parts, with varying degrees of severity depending on the circumstances. Penalties for sexual assault can range from second-degree felonies to first-degree felonies, depending on factors such as the age of the victim, the use of force or coercion, and the presence of aggravating circumstances.
  • Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 16.003 - This code specifies the statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits in Texas, including those related to sexual assault at five years from the date of the incident.
  • Texas Transportation Code Chapter 2402 - This chapter requires transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to conduct criminal background checks on their drivers. It mandates that TNCs adopt zero-tolerance policies regarding drug and alcohol use by drivers while on duty and requires them to display identifying emblems on vehicles. Additionally, TNCs are required to maintain liability insurance coverage for drivers while they are providing rideshare services.
  • Texas Administrative Code § 59.2 - This regulation addresses insurance requirements for rideshare companies operating in Texas, including coverage for passengers involved in accidents or assaults.
  • Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter F - Specifically Sections 411.081 through 411.083 outline the application and dissemination of criminal history record information, defining the parameters for its use and access by various entities, including criminal justice agencies, noncriminal justice agencies, research organizations, and public or private institutions of higher education.

Navigating the intricate laws and regulations surrounding rideshare passenger safety and liability can be challenging, especially for victims seeking legal recourse after experiencing sexual assault or misconduct during their rides. That's why it's essential to seek the guidance of an Austin TX Uber/Lyft sexual assault attorney. By enlisting the expertise of a knowledgeable attorney, victims can ensure their rights are protected and receive the necessary support and advocacy to pursue justice effectively.

Hiring a Texas Attorney to Pursue a Rideshare Assault Lawsuit in Austin
  • Research Experienced Attorneys: Look for experienced Texas attorneys who specialize in rideshare assault cases. Consider factors such as their track record, experience, and client reviews.
  • Schedule a Free Case Review: Reach out to our team of Austin assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw for a free case review. During this consultation, we will assess your case and discuss your legal options.
  • Consider Contingency-Fee Basis: At Carabin Shaw, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don't pay unless we win your case. This allows victims to pursue justice without financial risk.
Call Carabin Shaw Today for a Confidential Consultation!

Don't hesitate to take action against rideshare assault; our trusted attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to support you every step of the way. Whether you need legal guidance in English or Spanish, our dedicated staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide assistance.

Call us now at 800-862-1260 to schedule a confidential consultation and let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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