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An Uber report identified 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. over just two years. 55% were from passengers, 45% from drivers. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Uber warned that rates could go up in the years to come if more people are encouraged to report sexual assault. Reporting rates for sexual violence and misconduct are notoriously low.
Incidents of sexual and physical assault were reported by both Passengers and Drivers of Uber and Lyft. By seeking compensation from Uber or Lyft, victims can hold abusers and the company that allowed them to be in such a position accountable and help prevent future assaults.
One of the major complaints against Uber, and other rideshare companies, is the lack of attention to driver background checks. These background checks do not go back more than seven years. As a result, individuals with a history of sex crimes could be hired and put in dangerously private situations with vulnerable riders.
In the past, the companies ignored many claims and even sent the same drivers back for repeat business. Now we are helping those survivors to report their claims, seek necessary help, and file lawsuits that can recover substantial compensation for:
If you or a loved one suffered assault from an Uber or Lyft driver, contact us today to speak directly with a compassionate lawyer and learn more about your rights.
Our experienced team will evaluate your claim and help you maximize the amount of money you receive. Time is limited. Act now to receive compensation.