Uber and Lyft Sexual Assault Lawyer

Uber and Lyft Sexual Assault Lawyer

Uber and Lyft Sexual Assault Lawyer

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How safe is your Uber driver? Thousands of complaints and allegations of sexual assault and violence are documented each year according to Uber. Both Uber and Lyft have come under increased scrutiny from both riders and state regulators as consumers question the background checking practices and safety screening the companies do to ensure their drivers are qualified individuals. If you were the victim of sexual assault by an Uber or Lyft driver, you may have a legal claim against the driver, Uber, and/or Lyft.

 

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Uber and Lyft Safety Failure

Billion-dollar corporations like Uber and Lyft are driven by profits. They try their hardest to keep costs low. For the victim of a sexual assault, this means the company failed to better screen a driver’s background. Or they failed to provide better safeguards for their passengers. And lastly, they failed the victims of sexual assault and rapes by not taking care of them after the criminal act was done. By filing a sexual assault lawsuit against Uber or Lyft, you are helping force those companies to change their ways of doing business and better protect the next potential victim.

More recently, Uber and Lyft have rolled out new safety features like 911 panic buttons or emergency buttons on their respective applications after victims of sexual assault and advocates demanded more from rideshare providers. Uber also dropped its arbitration clause regarding sexual assault claims. Sexual assault victims now are free to pursue a lawsuit against Uber. But the sexual assaults have not stopped. We continue to need victims to come forward, publicly or privately, and to hold these companies accountable and make them pay for the harm they have caused by trying to operate as cheaply as possible.

What to do If you were Sexually Assaulted by an Uber or Lyft Driver

Sexual assault is one of the worst experiences any human can suffer. It is not your fault, you are not alone, we will fight with and for you. Despite the severity of the crime and advocacy supporting victims in recent years, sexual assault or rape is still under-reported. Survivors may feel it is a hopeless endeavor to try and punish the individual and get justice or they may fear retaliation. If sexually assaulted by an Uber driver, here are the steps you should first take.

1. Get to Safety
2. Get Medical Help – Go to a Hospital
3. Call the Police
4. Report the Crime to Uber or Lyft
5. Consult a Sexual Assault Attorney

1. Get to Safety

• Find somewhere safe immediately. Call a spouse, friend, or family member and keep them on the phone with you the entire time until you reach safety.

2. Get Medical Help – Go to a Hospital

• If you suffered injuries, go to a hospital or have someone take you to a hospital. Medical examiners can perform a physical exam and conduct a rape kit to identify injures and preserve important evidence. They can also test for STI’s and provide contraception services if needed.

3. Call the Police

• After getting to safety and treating your physical injuries, you must report the crime to the police.

4. Report the Sexual Assault to Uber or Lyft

• Find your ride history on the app and report the driver to Uber or Lyft. File a complaint with Uber. File a complaint with Lyft and put the rideshare company on notice.

5. Consult a Sexual Assault Lawyer

• If you were sexually assaulted by a Uber driver or a Lyft driver, you are entitled to file a civil lawsuit or claim for damages against these companies for allowing this criminal act to happen. Talk to an experienced legal team who will take care of you and your case every step of the way.

Uber and Lyft Negligence

Protecting riders, especially females, has not been a priority for Uber or Lyft. Both companies have failed to take adequate steps to warn riders about assaults, sexual or physical. Uber and Lyft are responsible for their drivers from the moment a passenger orders a ride. Despite attempting to claim these are independent contractors, the fact is these perpetrators are acting on behalf of Uber and Lyft while driving. When Uber and Lyft fail to properly screen the background of a driver, they are liable to the rider who has suffered a horrific sexual assault.

Uber Sexual Assault Lawsuits

We want to hear from you. If you have suffered, you can confide in our team and pursue legal action privately. We understand the tremendous amount of pain and ongoing suffering you are experiencing. We are here to answer any questions you may have about a claim or case against Uber or Lyft. We can help you determine the best course of action and explore all the options. For a private case consultation, please fill out our form on this page or call us at 1-800-883-9858. We will do everything we can to get you the help you need and win your case with the best legal representation possible. Contact us today.

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