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Inappropriate Touching by Rideshare Drivers - San Antonio Uber / Lyft Assault Attorneys

Countless citizens rely on rideshare companies every day to schedule, presumably safe, rides to and from various locations. The San Antonio TX personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw know how prevalent these services have become in the city. However, alongside increased rates of rideshare services, instances of sexual assault including inappropriate touching by Uber drivers and Lyft drivers are also on the rise. Such assaults leave victims with physical and emotional scars, and seek justice and compensation for these assaults.

If you have suffered from an inappropriate touching incident by an Uber or Lyft driver, the attorneys at Carabin Shaw will aggressively pursue both the legal and financial compensation that you are entitled to. Call schedule 800-862-1260 today to schedule a free case review with our experts to see how we can support you in your time of need.

San Antonio’s Increasing Reliance on Rideshare Services

San Antonio is a sprawling city, the second largest in Texas by population, according to Texas Demographics. In many cases, and for many residents, rideshare services offer an easy and efficient way to traverse San Antonio.

However, both Uber and Lyft are reporting more and more instances of sexual assault and inappropriate touching from their drivers. Lyft alone reported 1,096 instances in 2017, 1,255 instances in 2018, and 1,807 instances in 2019 according to The Guardian.

Criminal Inappropriate Touching in San Antonio

While both Uber and Lyft take a generous approach to defining sexual assault and inappropriate touching, San Antonio TX rideshare assault attorneys are far more familiar with the legal definitions for inappropriate touching.

Section 22.01. of the Texas Penal Code defines assault as occurring when one individual “intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.”

Due to how generic this definition can be, working with Uber and Lyft assault lawyers in San Antonio is vital when seeking justice after an inappropriate touching incident.

Legal Repercussions of Inappropriate Touching

As with any personal injury, a victim of a rideshare assault can pursue a civil lawsuit in order to recover damages sustained. This means that the San Antonio attorneys for rideshare sexual assault at Carabin Shaw can work with you to seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Punitive damages

In cases such as these, it is important to recognize the difference between restitution and compensation. Restitution in a criminal lawsuit can cover therapy, medical visits, and other similar damages or costs. Compensation for emotional distress, mental agony, and similar damages, however, can be pursued with the support of a trusted lawyer through a civil lawsuit.

San Antonio law provides victims of inappropriate touching with several ways to seek justice, and these routes can be pursued simultaneously. Call our English and Spanish-speaking staff to learn about the best options for you.

How an Attorney Can Help Your Inappropriate Touching Case

Rideshare companies are notorious for protecting their interests during a lawsuit against one of their drivers. Working with our team at Carabin Shaw guarantees that you will have an experienced attorney in your corner who will prioritize your case and your best interests.

Our experienced attorneys have fought for San Antonio injury victims for over thirty years. You can see the results of our quality work through Carabin Shaw reviews.

Seeking Justice? Call Our San Antonio Uber/Lyft Assault Attorneys Today!

If your rights have been violated during an inappropriate touching incident with a rideshare driver, then the last thing you should have to worry about is the costs of legal support. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so that costs will never act as a barrier between you and the support you are entitled to.

Start fighting for the compensation you deserve as a victim of rideshare assault, call our experts for an initial consultation. You can reach our team 24/7 at toll-free 800-862-1260.

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