Rideshare Accident Attorneys
f you were injured in a rideshare accident or you were physically or sexually assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver, it’s important that you understand your legal rights. You have a right to compensation if you were harmed in any way as a passenger, pedestrian, or driver in another vehicle.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know how to handle cases involving rideshare services in Texas and across the nation, and we want to get you the compensation you deserve.
How to Take Legal Action Against Rideshare Services Like Uber or Lyft
These types of claims are different than most car accident cases. When your injury or assault claim involves a driver employed by a rideshare company, it complicates the case because more parties will need to be involved.
In a case where you and another driver crash, you’ll likely only be dealing with that other driver, their attorney, and their insurance company. In a rideshare accident, you’ll be dealing with lawyers representing a massive, multi-billion-dollar company with countless resources. You don’t want to navigate that alone, because the rideshare company’s insurance is likely to offer an injured person less than they deserve. That’s why it’s critical that you get an experienced rideshare legal team on your side if you ever experience a rideshare accident of any kind or you suffer physical or sexual assault by a rideshare driver.
What To Do When Your Driver Sexually Assaults You
It’s disturbing to see the number of sexual assault reports involving rideshare drivers as the assailants. Uber’s own safety report reveals they get thousands of sexual assault reports a year, and hundreds of those were reports of rape. These numbers don’t include Lyft cases and unreported assaults.
To be clear, sexual assault involves anyone touching you without your consent. Assaults include rape, attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact or the threat of contact.
Sadly, prior to Uber’s unprecedented admission that their rideshare service has a sexual violence issue, rideshare companies failed to keep customers safe by having lazy hiring practices. By not thoroughly vetting their drivers and failing to take sexual assault reports seriously, they have disregarded their legal obligation to keep customers as safe as possible.
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, the physical, emotional, and mental toll is more than anyone should ever experience. Our law firm is sorry for your pain and is here to help you file a claim against the person who harmed you and to hold the rideshare service accountable for their negligent hiring practices. You deserve the chance to heal while experienced lawyers stand up for you.
What Types of Damages Are You Entitled to After a Rideshare Accident or Assault?
In the case of a crash, if the rideshare accident that led to your injuries was caused by the rideshare driver or the driver of another vehicle, then you are entitled to compensation for any costs associated with the accident. The same applies if you’ve been physically or sexually assaulted by a rideshare driver. Here are a few expenses you could face after a rideshare injury:
- Medical bills (hospital stay, continued treatment, surgeries, medications, rehab, therapy, etc.)
- Lost wages if time missed from work or your ability to work decreases
- Property damage to your vehicle or valuables inside your vehicle
- Pain and suffering, including physical and emotional pain
There are many costs associated with rideshare car accidents and recovery from sexual assault. When your hired driver makes poor decisions due to fatigued driving, causes damage while navigating unfamiliar roads, or acts aggressively toward you, you deserve to be compensated for their negligence and aggression.
Let Our Team Stand Up for You
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know how to handle rideshare cases and won’t back down from big companies like Uber and Lyft.
If you or someone you love was assaulted or injured in an accident involving a rideshare company, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us know exactly what happened so we can help you get the compensation you need to move forward.