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Houston Rideshare Victim Lawyers - Physical Assault in an Uber or Lyft

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the country. This metropolis bustles with ridesharing all hours of the day and night. While Uber and Lyft are considered safe ways to get around town today, there are also risks associated with ridesharing. Despite the perception, incidents in rideshare vehicles, such as physical assaults, can and do happen. If you are a victim of one of these attacks, top Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you pursue damages for your injuries and lost wages.

Data on physical assaults in rideshares is incomplete, making it difficult to know exactly how many have occurred or what type of assault was committed. Uber and Lyft have released some numbers on fatal assaults in recent years, which, thankfully, have been very low. However, many assault incidents do not result in death but can result in serious injuries and ongoing emotional trauma. Victims often need continuing therapy and support to overcome the experience and move forward with their lives.

Our team at Carabin Shaw have been helping victims of Houston rideshare violence for many years. We understand the devastating consequences these events can leave behind, and we are committed to getting our clients all the compensation they deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so our clients don’t pay us until we win their case. Contact us at 800-862-1260. We are available 24/7 to help you.

How to Protect Yourself From a Rideshare Physical Assault in Houston TX

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has provided information about ridesharing to educate and protect the public. The agency advises passengers to verify a driver’s name and photo, as well as the car make, model, and license plate before getting into any vehicle. Some Houston drivers may also display “trade dress” such as logos or stickers that identify the driver’s company.

Uber includes the following recommendations to keep passengers safe:

  • Request your ride inside and wait there until your driver arrives
  • Confirm the name of your driver and have your driver confirm your name
  • Sit in the backseat whenever possible, particularly when riding alone
  • Always wear your seatbelt during rides
  • Use the share trip status so a friend or family member can track your ride

Despite these precautions, incidents can happen. If you are the victim, you will need an attorney on your side to protect your rights and pursue all the compensation you are entitled to under the law.

How to Find Houston Uber and Lyft Assault Attorneys

Texas has a statute of limitations on physical assault incidents, which means you have two years to file your personal injury lawsuit to collect damages for your injuries. Once you receive medical treatment, your next step should be to find a qualified lawyer to guide you through the complex legal process. Look for a law firm with experience handling these types of cases and a track record of collecting substantial compensation for their clients. Check reviews to see what previous clients thought of their experiences.

Your attorney may pursue damages for any or all of the following:

  • Medical bills for injuries suffered during the assault
  • Lost wages while you take time off to recover
  • Therapy or counseling to deal with the emotional impact
  • Pain and suffering you endured as a result of the incident
  • Punitive damages for excessive aggression by the assailant
  • Punitive damages against the rideshare company for negligence

Not all of these damages will apply to every case. It’s critical to have a legal professional on your side to ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve.

Now is the Time to Get the Legal Help You Need in Houston! Call Carabin Shaw Today to Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation

Victims of rideshare assaults in Houston need legal help immediately to ensure their rights are protected. Contact Carabin Shaw today to get more information and your free case review. We have English- and Spanish-speaking professionals standing by to help you.

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