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Filing a Lawsuit Against Uber & Lyft Drivers for Sexual Misconduct in San Antonio TX

Sexual assault takes many forms, from inappropriate physical contact to sexual acts performed without consent. When you request a ride from Uber or Lyft, you buy into their promise that you will be safe on your trip from point A to point B. However, when their screening protocols fail, drivers like Luis Alberto Deleon, who attacked a woman in the Thousand Oaks area of San Antonio last April, are allowed to take the wheel.

Any violation of your rights is serious, and San Antonio sexual assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw want to help you gain compensation for the mental anguish, pain, and trauma that resulted from your assault. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis because we believe that our services should be paid for by the parties responsible for your assault, not you.

I was Sexually Assaulted by My Uber/Lyft Driver, Now What?

Being touched without your consent is a traumatic experience that can have serious effects on other areas of your life. Before anything, ensure your physical safety.

Here are the actions that we recommend immediately following an assault:

1. Report the Assault to Law Enforcement

Sexual assault is one of the most violating experiences someone can go through, and you may not want to relive the memory of it. However, the more documentation you have, the stronger your case will be.

2. Record All Evidence of Assault

Keep a file of medical records; photographs of the scene and any wounds; audio and or video recordings; and any witness statements and information.

3. Ensure That You Have Ongoing Care

Support yourself with friends, family, mental health care, and the help of an experienced sexual assault attorney.

Can Both the Company and the Driver Be Held Accountable for Sexual Assault?

Each state has specific laws regarding sexual assault, but the State of Texas recognizes inappropriate touching as indecent assault, according to § 22.012 of the penal code. In cases of sexual assault, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to demonstrate both that the crime occurred and who is responsible.

Determining company versus Uber / Lyft driver liability in San Antonio, Texas is based on the following factors:

  • If there is evidence of employer negligence
  • If the driver was actively using the app when they assaulted you
  • What the employer policy on sexual assault states

When possible, you can and should hold both the company and the driver accountable. By enlisting the help of a San Antonio TX Uber / Lyft assault lawyer early in your process, you won’t have to do this alone. Your attorney can help you gather evidence and strategize how to prosecute your case efficiently and effectively to ensure all possible damages are being pursued.

What is The Timeline for Filing a Rideshare Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit?

In the state of Texas, you have 5 years to file rideshare assault lawsuits. Making sure that your claim is filed quickly and accurately is the best way to ensure success. Our team of experienced sexual assault lawyers are experts on Texas’s legal statute on sexual assault and are happy to review the laws applicable to your situation during your free case review.

How the Sexual Assault Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Can Help

The role of a sexual assault lawyer is not only to ensure that you have the strongest case possible but also to be a member of your recovery team. As a part of that team, it’s important that your lawyer not only has experience in successfully prosecuting sexual assault cases but is also attuned to your emotional well-being.

To see if we are right for you, read over Carabin Shaw reviews where past clients have described our lawyers as kind, compassionate, competent, patient, diligent, and effective.

Don't Suffer in Silence—Take Action Today. Contact Us for a Free Consultation and Let Us Fight for Your Rights!

To best support you, we have English and Spanish-speaking staff standing by to take your toll-free call 24/7. Don’t wait, call one of our Texas rideshare sexual assault attorneys at 800-862-1260 today!

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