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Dallas Sexual Assault Victims in Rideshares like Lyft & Uber

Rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft provide a transportation solution with variable results. One of the most concerning results is the number of assaults that occur on passengers and drivers of these vehicles. Victims of these assaults are vulnerable because they are away from friends, family and the public at large while trapped in a moving vehicle. Rideshare sexual assault victims in Dallas, TX should contact an attorney as soon as possible to seek compensation for their physical and emotional injuries.

Dallas sexual assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw have experience in civil lawsuits against the drivers of rideshare vehicles and the companies for whom they work. Our client reviews frequently mention how comfortable we make our clients feel while dealing with the uncomfortable details of their case. Call the experienced and compassionate legal team at Carabin Shaw for legal advice that will help you on your journey to recovery.

Sexual Assaults on Lyft and Uber

Lyft reported over 1,800 sexual assaults in 2019 alone. However, some rideshare programs do not publicly release their sexual assault statistics, and not all sexual assaults happen on legitimate ride share vehicles. Additionally, many victims never report their assault. This leaves the actual number of sexual assaults on rideshares much higher than any statistic will reveal.

In January 2023, the President of the U.S. signed Sami’s Law, which increases the reporting standards for physical and sexual assaults in rideshare vehicles along with the rideshare company’s safety procedures. This increase in accountability is intended to increase awareness and safety, while providing more insight into how sexual assaults can happen on these shared vehicles.

The Damages of Sexual Assault

While the damages of sexual assault differ for each victim, there are categories of damages that an attorney can use to seek compensation for your injuries. These damages include:

  • Physical injuries and related medical treatment
  • Psychological injuries and mental health costs
  • Lost wages from work absences
  • Pain and suffering
  • Exemplary/punitive damages
  • Rideshare company vicarious liability
  • Property damage

If you are the victim of a sexual assault in a Dallas, TX rideshare vehicle, speaking to a lawyer can help you to seek compensation for all of your damages. You deserve compensation for your medical bills and the lasting impact associated with the assault.

You can sue rideshare company for sexual assault. While the courts frequently classify rideshare drivers as independent contractors, the gray lines in their relationship with large rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber make these companies liable for negligent hiring practices such as failing to enact safety standards or failing to perform background checks.

Safety Measures on Rideshare Vehicles

Uber has released safety tips to help keep their passengers safe. This includes riding in the back seat, where drivers will have less opportunity for groping due to the increased distance. They also recommend making sure the driver has your name from the app, so you can avoid imposter drivers. Finally, all riders should communicate their travel plans with a loved one, so someone is aware of their intended whereabouts.

Lyft safety recommendations for riders include matching the picture on your app to the driver, confirming the license plate, and sharing your location on the app. Rideshare drivers also face the risk of assault when engaging in the rideshare business, and Lyft offers tips for handling conflict and seeking support when necessary. These measures decrease the vulnerability of both passengers and drivers.

Finding the Best Dallas Rideshare Assault Lawyer (Lyft & Uber) | Top Carabin Shaw Attorneys Ensure You Receive Justice & Compensation

If you are seeking compensation for a Dallas TX rideshare sexual assault (Lyft & Uber), our team is available to help. We have English- AND Spanish-speaking staff available to take your call 24/7. Call our toll-free number at 800-862-1260 for a free consultation. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless you receive compensation.

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