Rideshare Lawsuit

Rideshare companies like Uber® and Lyft® are meant to provide passengers with safe transportation. However, thousands of victims have been assaulted by their drivers — and rideshare companies may be partially to blame.

At Sokolove Law, we’re committed to pursuing justice on behalf of rideshare assault victims. Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn if you may be eligible for compensation from a rideshare lawsuit.

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What Is the Rideshare Assault Lawsuit in 2024?

With the rise in rideshare apps over the past decade, reports of rideshare sexual abuse by drivers have also surged, leading many passengers to file Lyft or Uber lawsuits for assault.

Victims claim rideshare companies have failed to implement necessary safety precautions to protect their passengers, despite the companies being aware of the abuse taking place through their platforms.

In 2022, Uber released a safety report that revealed 3,824 sexual assaults occurred during trips between 2019 and 2020. A similar report from Lyft found over 4,000 sexual assaults occurred from 2017 to 2019.

At least 252 Uber and Lyft victims have taken legal action against these companies by filing a rideshare lawsuit alleging unwanted sexual contact and harassment by their drivers.

If you were assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver, you are not alone. We can help you navigate this difficult time and pursue compensation for counseling, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

“Giving a voice to women who would otherwise not have one is one of my greatest passions. No defendant is too big for us, not even Uber or Lyft, and it is a privilege to work with rideshare sexual assault survivors as they stand up to companies that put them at risk.”
– Jo Anna Pollock, Lyft & Uber Assault Lawyer

How Rideshare Businesses Fail Passengers

Companies should ensure a safe environment for their rideshare passengers. Recent lawsuits highlight how some assaults during Uber and Lyft rides could’ve likely been prevented if these companies had done their due diligence and put additional safety measures in place.

Lyft and Uber lawsuits claim the rideshare companies failed to:

  • Adequately screen drivers
  • Implement safety design changes in their apps
  • Remove drivers who had sexually assaulted passengers
  • Respond to passenger complaints

Uber implemented a “Safe Rides Fee” on their platform in 2014 and claimed these fees would be used for driver training programs and background checks. However, lawsuits allege these fees were not used to improve safety.

To combat the rise of assault in their rideshare vehicles, Lyft recently introduced a feature called Women+ Connect, which aims to increase safety by allowing users to have a higher chance of getting paired with a woman or nonbinary driver.

Despite this, lawsuits allege Uber and Lyft have a history of acting recklessly with customer safety, putting riders at risk of assault. If you were harmed by a driver, let us help you hold these companies accountable through a rideshare lawsuit.

Our Uber assault lawyers are compassionate with those who turn to us — and relentless with those who’ve done them wrong.

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We can help you file a rideshare lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve. Get started today with a free case review.

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Who Can File a Rideshare Assault Lawsuit?

You may qualify for a rideshare lawsuit if you:

  • Used a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft
  • Were assaulted or injured by the rideshare driver during or after your ride

It's important to note that assault can include physical injuries and sexual abuse as well as indecent exposure and kidnapping.

Unfortunately, you only have a limited amount of time to file a rideshare sexual assault lawsuit due to state laws known as statutes of limitation. Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries again.

Not sure if you have a case? Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out your legal options for free.

How to File an Uber Rideshare Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a rideshare lawsuit as stress-free as possible. Our rideshare lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your healing and loved ones.

An Uber or Lyft rideshare attorney at Sokolove Law can:

  • Determine if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit during a free case review
  • Build a strong case on your behalf with evidence like medical records, police reports, complaints to the rideshare company, testimony, and more
  • File your Uber or Lyft lawsuit before any deadlines
  • Negotiate a rideshare settlement with the defendant(s)
  • Present your case in court if a settlement is unable to be reached

Rideshare companies should be held responsible for their failure to keep passengers safe — and Sokolove Law has the resources and experience necessary to fight for justice on your behalf.

“I will passionately litigate against Uber and Lyft. My intense focus on the details of each case allows the team to make critical strategic decisions quickly and accurately. We are fighting the good fight, and each time I am able to help a survivor of sexual assault, I am reminded of why I practice law.”
– Ellyn Hurd, Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyer

Is There a Lyft or Uber Class Action Lawsuit?

While there isn’t a rideshare class action lawsuit against Uber currently, cases have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), which is similar to a class action.

This will allow victims of rideshare sexual assault from across the country to join forces and file their claims together in order to hold the companies responsible for their assaults accountable.

There is still time to take action. Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more about filing an Uber sexual assault lawsuit.

Get Help from an Experienced Rideshare Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured at the hands of a rideshare driver, our compassionate rideshare attorneys can help you hold those responsible for your pain accountable.

As a national law firm with decades of experience, Sokolove Law can help victims in all 50 states — and there’s no financial risk to working with us.

Our clients don’t pay anything out of pocket. We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for them. To date, we’ve recovered over $9.4 Billion total for victims who were injured through no fault of their own.

Let us fight for you. Contact us now for a free, no-obligation case review.

Lyft & Uber Rideshare Lawsuit FAQs

Is there a lawsuit against Uber?

Yes. Multiple victims have filed lawsuits against Uber after being assaulted by their Uber drivers. These lawsuits allege that the rideshare company failed to take the safety precautions necessary to protect passengers.

If you suffered sexual assault in a rideshare vehicle, you may be eligible for compensation from an Uber lawsuit. Get a free case review now to see if our Uber lawyers can help your family.

What is the Lyft lawsuit about?

The Lyft lawsuit is about rideshare users who were sexually assaulted or attacked while using Lyft. These lawsuits claim the company failed to protect the victims from harm and failed to support victims after their assaults.

There have been 17 Lyft lawsuits filed against the rideshare company as of September 2022.

What constitutes Lyft or Uber assault?

Lyft or Uber assault can include a range of different injuries or sexually motivated behaviors done without a passenger’s consent.

This can include:

  • Forcing or threatening someone to perform sexual acts
  • Groping or molestation
  • Indecent exposure
  • Kidnapping or physical detainment
  • Physical touching
  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sodomy

If you're not sure if what happened to you or your loved one is considered assault, reach out to our team now at (800) 995-1212. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How many people have sued Uber?

At least 252 people have lawsuits filed or pending against Uber for assault as of May 2024.

However, this number is likely to increase, as thousands of people have been victims of sexual assault during an Uber ride.

How much does a rideshare attorney cost?

At Sokolove Law, our rideshare attorneys don’t charge any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means there is no financial risk to taking legal action.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out more about how our rideshare lawyers may be able to help you.

How long do I have to file an Uber sexual assault lawsuit?

You only have a limited amount of time to file an Uber assault lawsuit due to state laws called statutes of limitations.

Once the deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries again. It’s important to contact us as soon as possible to see if you have a case.

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