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Sexual Assault Claims & Taking Legal Action as a Rideshare Passenger in Austin TX

Residents and employees of Austin, Texas rely on rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to move safely around the city every day. Though these companies have had a contentious relationship with local regulations in the past, they remain an important part of Austin commuter’s lives.

Whether a rider is coming home from a night out or just coming home from work, they deserve to feel safe. Despite Uber and Lyft’s purported efforts, rider safety has become a growing issue. In the years since these companies fought to remain in Austin, criminal incidents have not decreased at significant rates. This has unfortunately created a climate in which physical and sexual assaults by rideshare drivers continue to happen.

If you have been a victim of such a horrendous attack, you need the support of Texas rideshare attorneys. After getting treatment for any injuries, contact the Austin, TX personal injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw to start your legal action today.

What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Assault in Austin

Following an assault, it’s important that you seek medical treatment for all of your injuries as soon as possible. This is especially important for your lawyer because emergency room doctors will use a sexual assault kit to recover DNA that can help to identify your attacker.

There are several other important reasons to come forward after an Austin rideshare assault:

  • Most rideshare assault cases result in the offending driver being fired and barred from working with the company they were driving for at the time of the assault. This can prevent further assaults from happening at the hands of a malicious individual.
  • You may be entitled to compensation for bodily injury, property damage, or pain and suffering resulting from your rideshare assault. We know money can’t solve everything, but connecting with an experienced rideshare sexual assault attorney in Austin as soon as possible can increase your chances of getting a greater settlement.

If you’d like to learn more about how we’ve helped other Texans get the justice and peace of mind they deserve, check out Carabin Shaw’s reviews. Then call us. We’re available 24/7 at our toll-free number, 800-862-1260. Calls are always confidential and you will have the option to speak with a qualified representative in either English or Spanish.

Uber and Lyft’s Safety Efforts

Because many rideshare passenger assaults are not reported, it’s difficult to know the true extent of the problem. Uber is supposed to release a safety report every year but has only done so twice. The last report, covering 2019–2020, shows 4,000 sexual assaults in that timeframe and admits that unclear reporting makes it harder to find a more comprehensive picture.

What are these companies doing to prevent this from happening? In short, not enough. Both Uber and Lyft have boasted increased safety measures in recent years, but rider experiences are not reflecting these changes.

Act Now: Seeking Justice for Sexual Assault Claims as a Rideshare Passenger in Austin TX - Get Your Free Case Review Today!

In our years of experience working with clients who experienced a sexual assault in an Uber/Lyft, we’ve learned that other than a fear of not being believed, the main reason assault victims are hesitant to seek an attorney is a fear of taking on a greater financial burden than they can handle.

This is why Carabin Shaw promises free case reviews to all of our new clients. We want you to choose the representation you deserve based on experience, not expense. You can also rest assured that we don’t get paid until we win for you—we offer our services on a contingency-free basis so clients know that they are our first priority.

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