Uber, Lyft, and Other Rideshare Company Sexual Abuse Investigation
On October 21, 2021, the New York Times made the shocking revelation that Lyft rideshare service acknowledged 1,807 sexual assaults had occurred during Lyft rides in 2019 alone. The report, which Lyft committed two years previously to producing, also included the killings of four passengers by Lyft drivers and 49 deaths in crashes.
Lieff Cabraser’s sexual abuse survivor case team is investigating these and other reports of sexual abuse by rideshare vehicle drivers against their passengers. 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 have had this kind of experience, we can help you hold the driver and rideshare company accountable, and also force changes to their practices to safely protect all passengers from sexual assault and abuse.
Take the Time You Need to Make Sure You Speak to the Right Counsel
We understand that talking to anyone, let alone a lawyer, about surviving sexual abuse can be difficult and daunting. While we urge you to reach out to us, we acknowledge that every client brings a different level of comfort to the facts of their individual case. While the law pushes victims to file suit sooner rather than later, we encourage you to take the time you need to marshal your thoughts and emotions and gather your energy before using our secure, 100% confidential contact form on this page or calling us directly at 1 800 541-7358. We are here for you.
Sexual Abuse Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser
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 current and previous sexual abuse cases include our work on behalf of female students who were 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, the Branson School in California’s Marin County, J.B. v. G6 Hospitality LLC, Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California, and Doe v. Twitter (representing anti-trafficking non-profit amici). We are also involved in numerous non-public school, church, and institutional student and teen abuse cases, including investigations regarding conversion therapy providers and troubled teen institutions.
If a school, church, sports team, hospital, or another institution failed to protect you from abuse, we may be able to help you hold that institution accountable, and possibly seek compensation and practice changes to prevent that failure from happening again to you or others. We urge you to contact a survivor’s rights lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your potential case and recovery.
If you were the victim of abuse unrelated to a larger institution, representation by our firm may not be the best option for your situation. We encourage you to consider representation by other attorneys, as well as support from resources like RAINN.org, WomensLaw.org, MaleSurvivor.org, 1in6.org (another resource for male survivors), iSurvive.org, and AfterSilence.org.
You may also call us directly and toll-free at 1-800-541-7358, and ask to speak with Kelly Dermody, Sarah London, Lexi Hazam, or Avery Halfon. There is no cost or obligation for our review of your potential case, and the information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. We are here for you.
Related News Articles
October 21, 2021
Lyft Admits 1,807 Sexual Assaults Occurred in Rides in 2019
The New York Times
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