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Laredo TX Rideshare Assault Cases - Holding Uber and Lyft Accountable for Passenger Injuries

Rideshare companies have a duty to provide safe transportation services to their customers. When passengers are injured due to the negligence or misconduct of rideshare drivers or the companies themselves, accountability is vital. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft cannot prioritize profits over passenger safety, and facing consequences for negligence or misconduct ultimately creates a safer environment for all passengers who use their services.

If you or someone you love has recently suffered through a Laredo TX rideshare assault, contact the expert Texas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw. We offer a free case review to analyze the specific circumstances of your case and will guide you toward the best course of action. Our firm’s services are also on a contingency-fee basis, which means victims don’t pay unless we win their case.

Defining Assault in Texas

In Texas, assault is legally defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, threatening another with imminent bodily injury, or causing physical contact that the victim will likely find offensive or provocative. Assault can occur even without physical contact if the threat of harm is present.

The severity of assault charges in Texas can vary depending on factors such as the extent of bodily injury caused or whether a deadly weapon was used. Texas law distinguishes between assault and aggravated assault, with the latter involving more serious bodily harm or the use of a deadly weapon. If you’ve experienced assault on any level while riding in an Uber or Lyft, look to the assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw to guide and support you through your legal journey.

Who Can Be Held Accountable for an Assault Suffered By a Rideshare Passenger?

Accountability for a physical or sexual assault suffered by a rideshare passenger can extend to various parties depending on the circumstances.

  • Firstly, the assailants themselves can be held accountable under Texas Penal Code §22.01, which defines assault and establishes penalties for such actions.
  • Additionally, if the assault occurs during the course of the rideshare service, the rideshare company could be held vicariously liable for the actions of their driver under the legal doctrine of respondent superior.
  • Furthermore, if the rideshare company failed to implement adequate safety measures or conducted negligent hiring practices, they may also be held directly liable for the assault under principles of negligence.

The help of Uber and Lyft accident lawyers in Laredo, Texas after an assault empower victims to seek justice and hold both the perpetrator and the responsible entities accountable for their actions.

What Damages Are Available to Rideshare Assault Victims?

Rideshare assault victims in Texas may pursue various types of damages to address the harm they've endured.

These damages include but are not limited to:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing treatment expenses.
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity if a victims’ injuries prevent them from working.
  • Pain and suffering damages, which cover the physical and emotional distress inflicted by the assault.
  • Punitive damages may apply in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct by the perpetrator or the rideshare company.

Expert Laredo Uber/Lyft assault attorneys provide the legal framework for pursuing these damages and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Seeking Justice for Rideshare Assault Victims in Laredo | Get Help Holding Uber and Lyft Accountable with Lawyers at Carabin Shaw

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a rideshare assault in Laredo, don't wait to seek the justice you deserve. Contact our experienced team at Carabin Shaw today to schedule your free case review. Our dedicated attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights.

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