National Rideshare Sexual Abuse Lawyers Fighting for Victims Across the United States
When you ride with Uber or Lyft, there’s a chance the driver could harm you. The statistics are alarming. If you are sexually abused by a rideshare driver, or if there is an attempted sexual assault, speak as quickly as possible with a rideshare sexual abuse attorney at Greg Jones Law.
Globally, rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber are a popular way to get around. Rideshare services offer some genuine conveniences, but there’s one problem. You have no idea who the driver is. Most Uber and Lyft drivers are polite and professional. Some are not. Some are sexual predators.
Many consumers use Uber or Lyft to get home after drinking and to avoid problems with driving under the influence. Thus, many rideshare passengers are impaired and vulnerable when they get into a Lyft or Uber vehicle, so these passengers become easy targets for sexual predators.
If you are sexually abused by an Uber or Lyft driver, the company is liable for any harm you suffer. A rideshare sexual abuse lawyer at Greg Jones Law can file a sexual abuse lawsuit on your behalf to recover the compensation you are entitled to by law as a sexual abuse victim.
How Many Sexual Assaults are Linked to Uber and Lyft?
The sexual abuse statistics for Uber and Lyft drivers are frightening. For Uber, the most recent report is that more than 3,000 sexual abuse incidents involved Uber drivers in 2018. Lyft has reported that more than 1,800 sexual abuse incidents involved Lyft drivers in 2019.
Sexual assault is among the most underreported crimes in the United States, so it’s probable that many victims of sexual assault by an Uber or Lyft driver have yet to come forward.
Both Uber and Lyft insist that more than 99 percent of their rides are completed without any negative incidents, and both companies maintain that they screen drivers by conducting background checks before hiring and by monitoring driver conduct after hiring.
However, most background checks for prospective Lyft and Uber drivers go back only seven years. Anything that happened before that, along with any unreported incidents, won’t appear in a background check. No one knows how many Uber and Lyft drivers have criminal records.
What Should You Do If a Rideshare Driver Sexually Assaults You?
If you are sexually assaulted by a Lyft driver or by an Uber driver, take these steps at once:
- Write down whatever you can about the driver’s name and description and the vehicle’s make, model, color, and license number. Report the incident immediately to the police.
- Seek medical attention at once for any injuries. Tell your health care providers if the assault involved rape. Take pictures of your visible injuries.
- If there were witnesses, try to get their contact details. Your attorney may need their statements or testimony.
- Make a report to Uber or Lyft. Click here to report a sexual abuse incident to Uber, or click here to report an incident to Lyft.
- Get a bank statement of your charge from Uber or Lyft for that ride.
- From anywhere in the United States, arrange to speak with a rideshare sexual assault attorney at Greg Jones Law by calling our national law offices at 855-566-3752.
An attorney at Greg Jones Law can discuss your rights and your legal options. You’ll receive sound, personalized legal advice about the best way to seek justice in your case.
After an Assault, Can You Sue the Rideshare Company?
If you were intoxicated, it does not give a sexual predator the right to touch you. If you think that you were sexually abused by an Uber or Lyft driver, but you’re not sure, an attorney at Greg Jones Law can probably help you.
If you were touched without your consent, you have the right to bring a lawsuit against the driver and the rideshare company. You could be compensated for your medical costs (including future medical costs arising from the incident), your lost wages, and your personal pain and suffering.
While Uber and Lyft are the world’s largest rideshare companies, the same laws apply to smaller and local rideshare operations. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse linked to any rideshare company – or again, if you’re not sure – talk with a lawyer at Greg Jones Law
What Will Greg Jones Law Do on Your Behalf?
The team at Greg Jones Law works on a contingent fee basis. Your initial case review is offered without cost or obligation. If you and your attorney move forward with legal action, you owe us nothing until and unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
A rideshare sexual abuse attorney at Greg Jones Law will investigate your sexual abuse claim, determine exactly what happened, and fight aggressively and effectively for justice on your behalf. To learn more, or to begin the legal process, call Greg Jones Law at 855-566-3752.