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San Antonio Rideshare Assault Compensation: Recovering Damages After a Uber or Lyft Violence

As the third-largest city in Texas and an entertainment mecca, San Antonio sees thousands of residents and visitors on its bustling streets. Many travelers opt for ridesharing, since Uber and Lyft are seen as a safe and convenient transportation alternative. While ridesharing is usually a safe way to travel, some passengers have reported physical assaults during rides that have left them injured and traumatized. Our Texas physical assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw help victims of these crimes pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

It is difficult to know how many physical assaults have occurred in rideshare vehicles, since data is inconsistent on these incidents. A 2024 report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) found there is not sufficient information to calculate the risks associated with ridesharing. Uber and Lyft have released independent safety reports for recent years, but the data is lacking. For example, both companies provide numbers on fatal physical assaults and sexual assaults, but do not provide any information on nonfatal physical assaults.

If you are a San Antonio assault victim, you experienced the risk with or without statistics. Your primary concern is getting compensation for your injuries so you can focus on moving forward. Contact our team at Carabin Shaw 24/7 at 800-862-1260 for your free case review.

How Safe is Ridesharing?

Ridesharing is a very safe mode of transportation in San Antonio overall. Whether you need a ride home from San Antonio International or want to enjoy a night on the town without counting cocktails, Uber and Lyft offer a valuable service. While most rides occur without incident, when a problem arises, it can be physically painful, emotionally debilitating, and life-changing for the victim.

Despite efforts ridesharing companies have made to keep rides safe, more can be done. Recommendations might include:

  • More comprehensive driver screening process
  • Annual driver reviews and check-ups to detect new concerns
  • Additional training and ongoing oversight for drivers
  • Greater access to assault reporting tools to increase reporting

Physical assault is a crime punishable by law. Victims of attacks need an experienced lawyer in their court to ensure they receive San Antonio rideshare violence compensation from responsible parties for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

What Compensation Can I Collect After an Attack?

A physical assault in a rideshare is one that will remain with a victim for a lifetime. Victims often require ongoing treatment and support to move past the incident and on with their lives. A San Antonio rideshare assault lawyer can help pursue damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Pain and suffering
  • Counseling and therapy

Victims may also be eligible for punitive damages used to punish the assailant for extreme behavior. The rideshare company can also be held liable for punitive damages if they failed to take sufficient steps to protect passengers. With different possibilities for damages and liability, you need a seasoned attorney at your side to help you navigate the complex waters of rideshare assault settlements and litigation.

Don’t Wait to File an Uber or Lyft Assault Lawsuit in San Antonio TX - Call Carabin Shaw Today at 800-862-1260 To Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation

If you have been the victim of a rideshare assault, you may experience shame and fear that makes it feel overwhelming to report the crime and pursue the compensation you are entitled to under the law. Don’t wait to pursue your claim, however. Texas law has a statute of limitations that requires assault lawsuits must be filed within two years of the incident.

Now is the time to contact Carabin Shaw and get the legal process started. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Check our client reviews to see how we have helped previous assault victims collect the damages they were entitled to receive. Then contact us at 800-862-1260. We have English- and Spanish-speaking professionals ready to help you.

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