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Uber/Lyft Sexual Assault Attorneys in Austin - What to Expect When Pursuing a Lawsuit

For those who have endured the harrowing ordeal of sexual misconduct while using rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, the journey to justice can feel like a challenge. In the wake of such distressing events, however, it's crucial to know that you are not alone. At Carabin Shaw, our attorneys understand the gravity and complexities of your situation and are here to offer support, guidance, and unwavering advocacy.

If you or someone you love has recently suffered harassment or sexual assault from a rideshare driver in Austin TX, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the driver and/or rideshare company, seeking the justice and closure you rightfully deserve.

What Qualifies as Sexual Assault in Texas

Sexual assault is legally defined in Texas as non-consensual sexual contact or behavior that violates the boundaries of the victim. Sexual assault occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly engages in sexual advances without the other person's consent.

Some examples of behaviors that may constitute sexual assault include:

  • Forced sexual intercourse or penetration
  • Coercing someone into sexual acts through threats or intimidation
  • Taking advantage of a person's incapacitation or inability to consent due to intoxication or impairment
  • Inappropriate touching, particularly if it involves non-consensual contact with intimate body parts or if it violates the boundaries of the other person

The severity and legal consequences of these actions can vary based on the circumstances of the incident and the specific details of the case. Victims of inappropriate touching in Texas have the right to seek the representation of a rideshare sexual assault attorney in Austin TX and pursue justice against the perpetrator.

Who Can Be Held Legally Accountable for a Rideshare Assault?

In cases of rideshare sexual assault, determining legal accountability involves assessing various factors, including the actions of both the perpetrator and the rideshare company.

The following parties can potentially be held legally responsible for compensation for rideshare assault victims:

  1. Rideshare Driver: The driver directly responsible for the assault can face legal consequences through criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits.
  2. Rideshare Company: Companies like Uber and Lyft may be held accountable if they failed to implement adequate safety measures or knowingly hired drivers with problematic backgrounds.
  3. Third Parties: Third parties such as security companies or background check providers could be implicated in cases where their negligence contributed to the assault.
The Process of Filing and Pursuing an Assault Lawsuit in Texas

Initiating and navigating an sexual assault lawsuit is a multifaceted process that demands careful attention to detail and adherence to legal procedures. The path to seeking justice involves several pivotal steps, outlined below. If you choose to pursue legal action, rest assured that the seasoned Austin attorneys at Carabin Shaw are poised to skillfully lead you through each phase, fighting vigorously on your behalf every step of the way.

  1. Free Initial Consultation: During your initial consultation with Carabin Shaw (contact us here), our attorneys will assess the details of your case and determine the viability of pursuing legal action against the responsible parties.
  2. Investigation: Our legal team will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the assault, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to build a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Filing the Lawsuit: Once sufficient evidence is gathered, your lawyer will file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, which may include the rideshare company and the perpetrator of the assault.
  4. Negotiation or Trial: In many cases, our lawyers can negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant's insurance company. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to litigate your case in court and advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.
Seeking Justice for Rideshare Assault Victims in Austin? Call Our Experienced Lawyers Today!

If you're seeking justice after a rideshare assault in Austin, our team of dedicated attorneys at Carabin Shaw is here to support you every step of the way. With compassionate guidance and unwavering advocacy, we'll fight to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Read over what our previous clients have to say, and contact our experienced Lyft and Uber sexual assault lawyers in Austin today to schedule your free case review. Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are available 24/7 to assist you. Don't wait—pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

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