Holding Uber And Lyft Drivers Accountable For Their Actions

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have soared in popularity over the past several years. However, whether due to lackluster background checks performed on drivers, drivers taking advantage of vulnerable riders or both, sexual assault can occur.

At J. Lewis & Associates, APLC, we have nearly 40 years of combined experience in fighting for justice for injury victims and victims of sexual abuse or assault across Southern California. We are a husband-wife lawyer team. We leverage our team-oriented work ethic, reputation as skilled trial attorneys and commitment to help our clients to provide a distinct advantage to you.

Protecting Your Rights After An Assault

Sexual assault by an Uber or Lyft driver can include a wide array of physical actions, including:

  • Unwanted groping or kissing
  • Inappropriate physical touching
  • Forced performance of sexual acts
  • Forcible rape

Many sexual assaults in rideshare services occur between the driver and an intoxicated or otherwise incapacitated rider. This leads many victims to believe that they do not have a case since they may not recall everything that occurred.

However, intoxication is not an invitation for sexual assault. California law prohibits sexual assault, even when drinking is involved.

Who Is Liable?

After reviewing your case, we can pursue a civil lawsuit to recover damages for what you have suffered. Damages can provide compensation for medical care, potentially lost wages and pain and suffering.

In some cases, both the driver and either Uber or Lyft could be liable for the assault. While both rideshare companies conduct background checks on their drivers, companies could be held liable when due diligence measures failed to uncover a history of sexual assault or other related criminal activity. They could also be liable if the driver has a history of sexual assault complaints while driving for the company, yet the company failed to take appropriate action.

We will investigate the liability of all involved and hold them accountable for their degree of negligence.

Consult With A Skilled Legal Team

We understand the frightening nature of coming forward with your account of sexual assault. We are compassionate in our approach to recover damages for you. Call 855-804-6049 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with us in Riverside. We work on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover compensation for you, you will not pay.

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