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San Antonio TX Rideshare Rape - Don't Suffer in Silence, Know Your Rights

Rideshare apps have largely replaced conventional taxi services for most San Antonio residents, but along with the increased affordability and conveniences of services like Uber come new dangers. According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, rideshare companies reported about 4,600 cases of sexual assault in 2019.

Victims of these crimes often find themselves fighting against the powerful legal teams of large rideshare companies when seeking justice. With an experienced lawyer on your side, however, you can sue rideshare companies for rape in Texas, and secure essential compensation to aid with your recovery.

First Steps for Victims of Rideshare Sexual Assault

If you have been sexually assaulted by a rideshare driver your immediate first steps should be contacting the police and seeking medical attention. It is most important that you prioritize your health and safety. Be sure to retain copies of your medical records and police report, as evidence.

Next, dao not delay in contacting a San Antonio rideshare sexual assault attorney, so you can begin on the path of seeking justice. Involving your attorney early in the process will give them the best opportunity to secure you the outcome you deserve.

Liability in Rideshare Sexual Assault Cases

Perpetrators of rideshare rape will be prosecuted, criminally, for their actions. Additionally, however, victims may be entitled to seek damages through civil action. The compensation won by these means can be essential relief for the financial strain associated with your recuperation.

Holding Rideshare Companies Liable

All, too often, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft attempt to pin full liability on drivers who commit sexual assault. In cases where rideshare companies demonstrated negligence contributing to your assault, however, the San Antonio TX assault attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you hold them liable and sue for additional damages.

Some examples of rideshare company negligence may include:

  • Improper screening of drivers
  • Improper monitoring of drivers
  • Failure to properly respond to complaints

By holding these companies accountable in this way, they can be pushed to implement better safety procedures. Suing these companies for damages will also increase the amount of compensation you may be awarded.

Which Forms of Damages are Victims Entitled To?

When pursuing civil claims following a rideshare sexual assault, there are a number of forms of damages you may qualify for depending of the details of your case. Some common forms of damages you may be entitled to are:

  • Reimbursement of medical/ rehabilitation expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
The Benefits of Skilled Legal Representation

The complexities of the legal system are difficult to navigate alone. Additionally, for victims of rideshare assault, the path to justice is often opposed by powerful, corporate legal teams. The assistance of a San Antonio rideshare rape lawyer, is invaluable in ensuring a positive outcome when seeking accountability.

In addition to representing you in the courtroom, your attorney can provide well-informed guidance and also offer emotional support throughout the process.

Do Not Suffer in Silence - Seek Justice with Carabin Shaw, Call To Schedule Your Free Case Review Today!

Our team at Carabin Shaw knows what it takes to secure you the justice you deserve as a victim of rideshare rape. Our history of customer satisfaction can be seen reflected by our glowing client reviews.

There is no risk in reaching out, toll-free, at 800-862-1260 where our English and Spanish speaking team can be reached 24/7. Set up a free consultation today and take the first step toward the justice you deserve.

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At Carabin Shaw, we understand how crucial your successful lawsuit can be to stabilizing your personal finances. That is why we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we will not collect payment until we win your case. Call today and seek the accountability you are owed.

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