It’s disturbing to see the number of sexual assault reports involving rideshare drivers as the assailants. Uber’s own safety report reveals they get thousands of sexual assault reports a year, and hundreds of those were reports of rape. These numbers don’t include Lyft cases and unreported assaults.
To be clear, sexual assault involves anyone touching you without your consent. Assaults include rape, attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact or the threat of contact.
Sadly, prior to Uber’s unprecedented admission that their rideshare service has a sexual violence issue, rideshare companies failed to keep customers safe by having lazy hiring practices. By not thoroughly vetting their drivers and failing to take sexual assault reports seriously, they have disregarded their legal obligation to keep customers as safe as possible.
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, the physical, emotional, and mental toll is more than anyone should ever experience. Our law firm is sorry for your pain and is here to help you file a claim against the person who harmed you and to hold the rideshare service accountable for their negligent hiring practices. You deserve the chance to heal while experienced lawyers stand up for you.