Legal Options for Sexual Assault Victims in Dallas Tx Rideshare Incidents
For some time, rideshare incident legal options have been limited by the policies enforced by companies such as Uber and Lyft. These limitations left Dallas victims of rideshare incidents without fair legal avenues through which to pursue justice and compensation for damages suffered, and this is especially true for sexual assault victims in rideshare incidents. The Dallas attorneys for rideshare assault cases at Carabin Shaw will fight for the justice you are due, and reduce the number of future incidents in the process.Assault Victims Stand Against Rideshare Companies
Uber and Lyft have been required to release safety reports annually, though neither has met that requirement in full. In a report covering 2017-2018, Uber stated that there were nearly 6,000 cases of sexual assault among completed drives. In 2022, 14 individuals brought cases against Lyft for sexual assault, as explained by NPR. Additionally, at least 40 individuals have filed lawsuits against Uber since 2021.
Dallas rideshare sexual assault claims provide victims with the ability to recover damages suffered from horrific incidents, and only now is it become clear ho prevalent these incidents are.
To learn more about the options available to you after a rideshare assault incident, our English and Spanish-speaking staff will speak with you, 24/7, at the toll-free number 800-862-1260.Pursuing Rightful Compensation After a Rideshare Assault Incident
Rideshare assault claims are commonly multifaceted. While criminal charges can be brought against a predator, a civil lawsuit is one brought against the rideshare company itself. These civil lawsuits are built on the basis of negligence, and that the companies failed to keep riders safe as they were expected to or did not do enough to ensure that their drivers were not predators.
A Dallas TX sexual assault attorney will work with you to organize both of these claims, gathering evidence and investigating the incident in order to build your strongest case.Damages in a Dallas Rideshare Assault Incident
Dallas is an immense city, sprawling and densely populated. In many cases, rideshare services are the only way for people to get around the city as needed. Regardless of the time of the drive, or where the destination or pick-up point is, no rider expects to exit the vehicle with the physical and emotional injuries that assault leaves.
Sexual assault victim legal rights provide survivors of assault with the means to win compensation for those emotional and physical damages, and working with an experienced lawyer means winning the maximum compensation possible. Such damages can include:
- Bruises and broken/fractured bones
- Internal tearing or injury
- Emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Head trauma
And other damages caused by the attack. A civil lawsuit is what allows you to pursue the financial compensation needed to recover from such an attack. You can find evidence of the quality support we provide at the Carabin Shaw reviews.Damages Categories in a Rideshare Assault Incident
The expert attorneys at Carabin Shaw aggressively pursue any and all recoverable damages for our clients. Typically, the damages sought by our team of attorneys exist in three categories.1. General Damages
These damages include harm done to the victim, and are identified as not perfectly “quantifiable.” Emotional and mental suffering, reduced income from limited ability to work, and similar damages are included in this category.
While not “quantifiable,” these damages can still be recovered through financial compensation. In our free case review, we will help you to identify damages that you can recover compensation for.2. Special Damages
These include monetary losses. Therapy costs, lost work hours and wages, and medical bills are examples.3. Punitive Damages
These exist as a way to punish the assaulter for their actions and the harm they caused.Experienced Attorneys at No Cost | Carabin Shaw
At Carabin Shaw, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we will fight for your maximum compensation, and you owe nothing until your case is won. Call to schedule your free case review and begin your recovery process.
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