The Role of Experienced Attorneys in Uber/Lyft Assault Cases in Dallas
In 2021, Uber released a report citing that they received 3,824 reports of severe sexual assault over the course of the last two years, with 141 reports of rape that year alone. The violation of a sexual assault cannot be understated, especially when it happens as the result of negligence in vetting drivers by a major rideshare company. If you have been assaulted in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, our rideshare sexual assault lawyers in Dallas Tx at Carabin Shaw are here to provide you the unrivaled legal services and sensitivity you deserve.What Are Current Driver Screening Processes at Uber and Lyft?
Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have come to dominate the space once held by more regulated taxi cabs, with Lyft having 20.3 million monthly users and Uber having 131 million monthly users. While the convenience of a set price and the availability of cars has made taking an individual car more accessible, the screening process for drivers is nowhere near as in depth as it could be.
Both Uber and Lyft use third party companies to vet their drivers based on the following criteria, however records are not always available or an indicator of future behavior. Instances where the rideshare provider disregarded or overlooked any these criteria are important for you to share with your Dallas Uber/Lyft sexual assault lawsuit as they demonstrate negligence.Uber Drivers in Dallas Must:
- Have 3 years of driving experience if under 25 years of age
- Hold a Texas drivers license
- Use an approved vehicle with 4 doors
- Pass a background check
- Demonstrate proof of residence
- Demonstrate ownership of and insurance for the vehicle
- Have a valid driver's license
- Pass a criminal and driving record background check
- Demonstrate proof of ownership for the vehicle
- Have current insurance on the vehicle
- Have or have the ability to rent a 4-door vehicle
If you were assaulted due to negligent driver screening, call a Dallas Uber/Lyft sexual assault attorney today to discover what legal options you have moving forward.What Current Legal Action Against Uber/Lyft Mean For Your Claim
There is currently a record shattering multi-district litigation involving Uber/Lyft sexual assault victims in Texas. The 22 individual cases are being presented to a Federal judge in the hopes of obtaining a mass settlement. This will set the precedent for all seeking justice after a Uber/Lyft sexual assault in Dallas and across the nation.How To Utilize the Expertise of an Experienced Attorney
While there have been documented reports of assault against Uber and Lyft drivers since the company's debuts, we are still in the frontier of prosecuting those cases. And, with the right experienced sexual assault lawyer, your case could result in a groundbreaking settlement.
For far too long, claims seeking justice for survivors of sexual assault and rape have been dismissed or diminished. Yet, our team has consistently won cases that help our clients heal from the violation of an assault. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis because we don’t take on any case that we can’t win. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering and demonstrated by Carabin Shaw reviews.Call Carabin Shaw for a Free Initial Consultation
If you have been assaulted, you are not alone in this fight. Call us now, toll-free at 800-862-1260. We have both English AND Spanish speaking staff available to you 24/7.
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