Assaults by Ride Share Drivers
Ride share services can be a great thing. They allow people to easily get from one place to another without using their own cars. But there is a dark side to ride share services. Far too many riders, usually women, have been assaulted, sometimes sexually, by ride share drivers. These drivers are adept at picking out victims, attacking them, and trying to cover their tracks by manipulating the ride share app or just turning it off. And many of these drivers get away with it and assault more people.
An assault of any kind is a horrific experience, and most people don’t know what to do or where to turn. The first thing anyone who is assaulted must do is Call The Police!! It is crucial to have the assault documented and evidence collected. Calling the police immediately usually makes all the difference in catching the attacker and holding them accountable for their crimes against you. It also enables us to represent you and obtain the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
The second most important thing to do is to Go To The Hospital! You probably don’t want to cause a fuss and just want to put this episode behind you, but you must document what happened to you and allow medical professionals to collect evidence. Again, doing this may provide prosecutors with the tools they need to prosecute the person who assaulted you.
After you call the police and go to the hospital, call Nelson Boyd. For years, we’ve helped clients who have been assaulted. We’ve worked with the police and prosecutors to help bring their attackers to trial. We’ve used our own investigators to collect additional evidence and interview witnesses. We’ve accessed the social services and assistance available to people who have been victims of violent crime and we’ve been able to get them significant financial compensation as a result of these horrific experiences.
Being assaulted in any manner is frightening and life changing. Please, don’t go it alone. Let us help you.
Our legal fees for personal injury cases are paid on a contingency basis. This means that we receive a percentage of what are able to recover for you without advance payment. We are not paid by the hour and “the meter” is not ticking. This fee structure enables you to be able to afford a level of expertise and experience that you otherwise might not be able to pay for at a stressful time in your life. Contingency fees give you access to the courts and are another way that we facilitate personalized service with our clients – you can contact us when you have questions without worrying about extra fees.
Call Nelson Boyd attorneys for a free consultation at (206) 971-7601.