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Your Rights as a Victim of Uber or Lyft Sexual Assault in Albuquerque

Uber and Lyft assault victims in Albuquerque have the right to pursue fair and rightful compensation from their assaulters, and from the rideshare company that hired them, under New Mexico law. Both Uber and Lyft are facing legal action for potentially misleading the public regarding the steps they took to provide safe rides and, if you have suffered a rideshare assault incident, the Albuquerque NM victim rights attorneys at Carabin Shaw will advocate for you in a court of law.

Rideshare Assault Incidents and Preventions

After a government mandate, Uber and Lyft began releasing safety reports as early as 2017, publicly releasing the information about sexual assault occurrences during rideshare trips. While both conduct annual background checks, this precaution is simply not enough to prevent sexual assault from occurring.

If you have experienced a rideshare assault incident, you are entitled to the opportunity to recover damages through a personal injury claim against the predator. You are also entitled to representation with an Albuquerque NM rideshare incident attorney.

At Carabin Shaw, we advocated for personal injury victims for over three decades. Our trusted attorneys have won the resources, experience, and tact necessary to support you through even the most difficult of legal claims. Our free case review allows you to speak one-on-one with an experienced lawyer who will approach your case with care and empathy at every step.

To begin the process of filing your claim, you can contact our staff 24/7 and the toll-free number 800-862-1260.

Rideshare Apps, Sexual Misconduct, and Albuquerque

Albuquerque stands as the largest city in New Mexico, with over half-a-million citizens according to the United States Census Bureau. However, KOB4 has also stated that, at large, New Mexico has seen low numbers of rideshare drivers since 2022.

Regardless of supply, reports of sexual assault during rideshare trips continue to emerge as riders, and women especially, come forward to share their experiences and seek legal compensation.

Upholding rideshare assault victims’ rights is meant to be within the duty of care that companies like Uber and Lyft promise but, day by day, the extent of their negligence is made more evident. Our team of advocates at Carabin Shaw is ready to protect you and your legal rights where these companies have not. Every claim against a predator served to protect further victims from assault, while winning justice for current victims in the process.

What Incidents are Considered Rideshare Assault?

While Uber only catalogs reports within the “five most severe categories of sexual assault,” according to CNN, an assault incident can include harassment and behaviors outside of those categories. While an Albuquerque NM rideshare incident attorney can help you to understand what is included in sexual assault, some examples are:

  • Kissing or touching
  • Exposure to explicit materials
  • Non-consexual forced actions
  • Sexual harassment, whether it be verbal or behavioral

Notably, verbal and behavioral harassment is not included in Uber’s or Lyft’s categories. Legal rights for rideshare assault victims are available to anyone who has experienced an incident like these, regardless of the severity or end-result.

Who Can Be Held Accountable After a Rideshare Assault Incident?

You have the legal right to hold both the predator and the company who employs them accountable for the actions taken and suffering you have endured.

The Company

The rideshare company can be held accountable for negligent hiring and allowing you to enter a vehicle with a predator.

The Driver

The driver responsible for the assault, and anyone who perpetrated the harm, can also be held responsible through a civil lawsuit. Additionally, these lawsuits can result in criminal prosecution, fines, and jail time.

Pursuing these legal avenues alone is both complicated and emotionally difficult, but you can see past examples of our advocacy through the Carabin Shaw reviews.

Serving Rideshare Assault Victims in Albuquerque | Carabin Shaw

At Carabin Shaw, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so that there are no barriers between you and the guidance and support you deserve. We understand that these subjects and processes are sensitive, so our English and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to speak with you as soon as you are ready.

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