In late September 2023, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed a federal personal injury lawsuit on behalf of Doe Plaintiff “M.F.A.” against Uber Technologies and related entities alleging harassment, physical attack, sexual assault, and battery committed by a vetted Uber driver in June of 2023. The lawsuit further includes claims that Uber misled plaintiff and the public into believing it provided safe rides and that it was addressing safety issues, including sexual assault, in violation of the company’s statutory and common law duties.
“The plaintiff in this injury lawsuit trusted Uber and its highly-publicized safety protections for a simple two-stop ride,” notes Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London, who represents M.F.A. in the lawsuit. “That trust was betrayed in a shocking and profound violation of trust and her personal safety and well-being. Uber needs to be held accountable for the actions of its driver and its failures and violations of relevant law.”
The lawsuit was subsequently folded into aggregate litigation against Uber involving multiple plaintiffs in federal court in San Francisco. Previous to the filing, Lieff Cabraser’s sexual abuse survivor case team investigated numerous reports of sexual assault and unconsented and unwanted aggressive sexual advances during Uber and Lyft rides, involving both passengers and drivers. Reports about sexual abuse in Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare vehicles have appeared in all major news outlets across the U.S., and the count of rideshare sexual abuse incidents keeps growing.
No one should suffer unwanted sexual advances or any kind of assault, especially not in the restricted and remote space of a rideshare vehicle. If you or a family member have had this kind of experience, we can help you hold Uber and Lyft accountable, in lawsuits that force changes to rideshare practices to safely protect all passengers and drivers from sexual assault and abuse.
If you have suffered sexual assault during an Uber or Lyft ride, whether as a passenger or a driver, we strongly encourage you to contact a compassionate and experienced lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your legal rights and potential recovery. You can call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 or use the secure form on this page. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case, and any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.
Lieff Cabraser represents survivors across the U.S. who have been victimized by sexual violence and sexual abuse. We treat every client with care, respect, and compassion as we bring our comprehensive legal skills forward on each case. We have a dedicated team of lawyers, nurse consultants, and paralegals experienced in working with and listening to survivors who work individually with every client in every case to see that justice is won.
Our firm’s sexual abuse cases include those on behalf of female students abused by the university gynecologist at USC ($215 million settlement and sweeping university reforms) as well as cases against the NCAA, the University of Michigan, the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and the Branson School in California, as well as work in J.B. v. G6 Hospitality LLC, Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California, and Doe v. Twitter (now “X,” representing anti-trafficking non-profit amici parties). We are also involved in numerous non-public school, church, and institutional student and teen abuse cases, including investigations regarding conversion therapy providers and numerous teen residential institutions.