Rideshare Assault Lawsuits in Texas

Rideshare Assaults in Texas

Rideshare assaults can occur anywhere platforms are available, including Texas. Texas passengers and drivers are at risk for rideshare-related assault on both the Uber and Lyft platforms. These assaults include physical assault, sexual assault, rape, carjacking, kidnapping and shooting.

Statistics for rideshare assaults are limited because states do not monitor them directly. Because of public scrutiny, Uber and Lyft both publish general statistics for assaults that are reported to the companies directly. For example, across its two reports, Uber revealed that over 9,000 sexual assaults, 39 fatal physical assaults and 208 fatal motor vehicle accidents were reported by users. Lyft’s report showed that over 4,000 sexual assaults, 10 fatal physical assaults and 105 fatal motor vehicle accidents were reported. The numbers in some instances, especially in the case of sexual assault, are likely higher due to underreporting.

Wherever your assault occurred in Texas, a qualified rideshare lawyer can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Victims of Rideshare Assault in Texas

Texas passengers and drivers alike can be victims of an Uber or Lyft-related assault. Individuals have been victims of both rideshare-related sexual assault and rideshare-related physical assault in Texas. While it is important for victims to report their assault to Uber or Lyft, many find the companies’ response to the event to be inadequate when filing a report alone. That is why victims frequently turn to rideshare lawyers for further help.

Where Rideshare Assaults Happen in Texas

Rideshare assaults and accidents have occurred throughout Texas. They are most common in bigger cities because there are more users in these areas. Texas cities where assault can happen include:

  • Arlington
  • Austin
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas
  • El Paso
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Lubbock
  • Plano
  • San Antonio

Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations in Texas

Pursuing a case for your injury will likely be influenced by a timeline called statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations determine how soon after an adverse event one must file a lawsuit for injuries related to that event. For instance, in Texas, individuals have 2 years from the date of their injury to file a related lawsuit. If you are seeking to file a claim for rideshare-related wrongful death in Texas, individuals have 2 years from the event that caused the wrongful death to do so. Certain conditions may extend the statutes of limitations, so it is important to speak with an experienced Uber rideshare lawyer to inquire about filing an Uber or Lyft rideshare lawsuit in Texas. Request your free Case Evaluation today.

Why Hire the Meneo Law Group?

The Meneo Law Group is a team of seasoned legal professionals led by Attorney Ron Meneo. For over 25 years, Attorney Meneo has practiced law and maintained a standard of legal excellence. He and his team focus on personal injury lawsuits, including rideshare lawsuits, to ensure you get the best results for your Texas case. We have a proven track record and practice professional development to continue leading the way in our area of law.


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