Victims of Rideshare Assaults

If you have been sexually assaulted in a rideshare, it is important that you contact a qualified attorney immediately. An attorney can advise you of all your legal rights and options to pursue justice and compensation from the responsible parties. Depending on the circumstances of the assault, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the rideshare company or other involved parties such as the driver or another passenger. In addition to seeking monetary damages for medical bills and other costs associated with your assault, filing a lawsuit will also raise public awareness about sexual assault in ridesharing services.

Despite initiatives taken by Uber/Lyft to improve passenger safety, including background checks for drivers and in-app features like “share location” which allow riders to share their ride info with family or friends, these measures did not prevent many cases of sexual assault from occurring.  According to a CNN article from June of 2022, the Uber ridesharing service has seen thousands of reports of sexual assault over the years. In the United States alone, Uber reported 998 sexual assault incidents including 141 rape reports in 2020.  These statistics highlight an important reality – that rideshare vehicles are not always safe for drivers or passengers.   Personal safety is something that must always be taken seriously.

It is essential for all rideshare companies to continue to invest in measures that will improve passenger security while also educating riders on how they can protect themselves during ridesharing trips. Riders should also take necessary precautions when riding in rideshare cars, such as checking the license plate and driver’s ID upon entering the vehicle. By taking these steps, riders can help protect themselves from potential harm.

It is important to remember that even if criminal charges are not pursued, you still have the right to seek civil justice by filing a lawsuit. An attorney who specializes in sexual assault cases can help you understand the legal process and your options for proceeding with a lawsuit. It is essential that you seek justice and hold the rideshare company and other involved parties responsible for any harm caused to you.  The statute of limitations in the state of Texas is usually two years but do not hesitate to call and talk to the Texas Bulldog today.  He will give you a free, no-obligation case review and let you know which steps you should take to hold all involved parties accountable.  Call now at 713-897-3333 or send an email to