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Ensuring Accountability - Rideshare Sexual Assaults and Legal Representation in Austin, TX

Uber and Lyft passengers in Austin put their trust in strangers every time they use a rideshare application. So, in cases where that trust is abused, what can victims do? The Texas personal injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw know how difficult it can be to come forward about sexual assault, and to make the decision to pursue justice in the aftermath. What you need to know is that, if you have suffered a sexual assault incident from a rideshare driver, you don’t need to fight alone.

An Austin rideshare assault victim lawyer is here to help you recover your autonomy, hold your attacker accountable for their crimes, and help you start on the road to physical and emotional recovery. For more information about the advocacy we provide, visit the Carabin Shaw reviews.

What is Rideshare Sexual Assault in Austin?

Under Texas Penal Code section 22.011, sexual assault is any non-consensual, unwanted sexual contact against another person. While both Uber and Lyft released reports accounting for sexual assault occurrences over the last few years, both use narrow and limited definitions of sexual assault so as to make the data look cleaner than it really is.

The meaning this carries is twofold:

  1. Rideshare sexual assault occurs more frequently than even Uber and Lyft will admit.
  2. Sexual assault, no matter the form, is never the fault of the victim.

Carabin Shaw’s Uber and Lyft sexual assault attorneys in Austin have your back, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your attacker is held responsible for their actions. We will also ensure that, whether you are filing a personal injury case alongside a criminal case or otherwise, you win the maximum settlement owed to you.

What Does Uber/Lyft Sexual Assault Accountability Look Like?

During the course of your legal claim, our team will handle everything from forming to presenting your case. Your primary, and only, concern should be to focus on your recovery.

Accountability does not just mean winning a personal injury case, or winning legal prosecution against an attacker. It also means working with an attorney who will prioritize your emotional well-being along the way. This means that we will:

  1. Address any safety concerns you may have
  2. Support you and your case, from the moment you schedule your free case review until the moment your case is won
  3. Establish anonymity in the case, if necessary
  4. Help you to navigate the criminal process in cases where the Uber/Lyft driver is being prosecuted
  5. Handle any and all communicate with Uber/Lyft and insurance companies

At all points, the priority of a Lyft or Uber assault lawyer in Austin is to provide you with the tools you need to heal, and to distance yourself from your sexual assault incident. To best implement this practice, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. Throughout the course of your claim, you pay no costs for our services until we have won your case.

Holding Sexual Predators Accountable | Uber/Lyft Assault Lawyers at Carabin Shaw

The duty of care owed to rideshare passengers by Uber/Lyft drivers is significant, and any violation of that duty is deplorable. No passenger should ever feel unsafe in a rideshare vehicle, or feel as if they cannot come forward about their sexual assault incident. Without voices fighting back against these crimes, no improvements can be made to the system at large.

We are ready to be part of that change. Already, both Uber and Lyft are finding it harder to avoid responsibility for their roles in hiring sexual predators as contractors, and policies are being proposed to make these services safer.

Act Now: Free Case Review for Rideshare Sexual Assaults in Austin, TX. Your Legal Representation Awaits!

While a victim may never truly “get better” after a sexual assault incident, there are pathways towards easing that recovery for every victim. To schedule your free case review, or to ask any other questions you may have, call our English and Spanish-speaking staff, available 24/7 at toll-free, at 800-862-1260.

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