Uber® Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Uber® passengers across the country have taken legal action after being sexually assaulted or harassed by their drivers. Uber sexual assault lawsuits claim the rideshare company failed to protect passengers and carried out inadequate background checks on drivers.

At Sokolove Law, we’re dedicated to helping survivors of Uber sexual assault secure justice and compensation. Call (800) 995-1212 now for a free case review.

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Uber Drivers Accused of Sexually Assaulting Passengers

Since Uber was started in 2009, thousands of passengers have been sexually assaulted or harassed — and the company continues to put passengers at risk by not properly vetting their drivers.

Uber has a duty to keep its customers safe, but it has failed to do so by refusing to add additional safety features to the app or remove drivers with a history of assault. Filing an Uber sexual assault lawsuit may allow you to hold the company accountable for its negligence.

Uber Sexual Assault Lawsuits at a Glance

  • Uber received nearly 10,000 sexual assault complaints from 2017 to 2020. The company has not released any data on sexual assaults from 2021 to 2022.
  • Hundreds of Uber sexual assault cases have been consolidated into a class action or multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of California.
  • SA lawsuits allege Uber failed to properly screen drivers or address passenger complaints.
  • There are no hourly fees or upfront costs to file an Uber sexual abuse lawsuit with Sokolove Law, and we’ve secured over $9.4 Billion total for families across the country.

Sadly, the real number of passengers sexually assaulted by Uber drivers is unknown, as many incidents go unreported.

If you or a loved one was harassed or assaulted while riding in an Uber, Sokolove Law is here to support you. We have decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of survivors and ensuring their voices are heard.

Contact us now to see if you may be able to get the compensation you deserve from an Uber assault lawsuit.

Who Can File an Uber Assault Lawsuit?

You may be able to file an Uber assault lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Used the rideshare app Uber
  • Was injured or sexually assaulted by your Uber driver during or after your ride

There’s only a limited amount of time to file lawsuits for Uber sexual assaults due to legal deadlines known as statutes of limitations. Get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to find out if you may be able to file an Uber lawsuit.

Call (800) 995-1212 now for free help determining your Uber assault lawsuit eligibility. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Common Uber Assault Injuries

Uber passengers have reported a wide range of physical injuries and inappropriate sexual contact from rideshare drivers. These non-consensual acts can have long-lasting physical, emotional, and psychological effects.

Uber assault injuries may include:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Kidnapping
  • Molestation or groping
  • Physical assault
  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Touching or kissing
  • Sodomy

Women often face a higher risk of assault by rideshare drivers. Of the 191 rapes reported to Uber in 2020, 81% of the victims were women.

If you experienced SA in a rideshare vehicle, you are not alone. Our caring Uber attorneys can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and fight for compensation on your behalf.

“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, Uber Lawyer for Sexual Assault

How to File an Uber Sexual Assault Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we make filing an Uber sexual assault lawsuit as stress-free as possible, so you can prioritize your mental health and well-being while we fight for compensation on your behalf.

Our sexual assault Uber lawyers can:

  • Determine your eligibility to file an Uber lawsuit during a free case review
  • Gather evidence to build your case, like medical records and incident reports
  • File your Uber assault lawsuit within any deadlines or statutes of limitations
  • Negotiate an Uber settlement on your behalf
  • Present your case in court before a judge or jury if an Uber settlement isn’t reached

Your legal team will keep you informed about any updates related to your case, and we’ll work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation possible in your case.

Uber Settlements & Verdicts

Uber, which is valued at over $150 Billion as of 2024, is now facing hundreds of lawsuits for failing to protect passengers from sexual assault.

Uber lawsuits may be resolved in one of two ways:

  • Uber settlements: Your legal team will attempt to negotiate a settlement payout from Uber and their attorneys. Settlements often allow families to receive compensation quicker and without having to step foot in court.
  • Uber verdicts: If an Uber lawsuit settlement isn't reached, your case may proceed to a trial in court. There, a judge or jury may determine the amount of money in a verdict. Verdicts are often considered riskier because there's no guarantee of a payout and results can be appealed afterward.

In 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a $9 Million Uber settlement for the company’s failure to provide information about sexual assaults and harassment to the state. Uber was ordered to put this money toward addressing rideshare safety concerns and supporting survivors.

For survivors of Uber sexual assaults, compensation from a lawsuit can help pay for therapy, lost wages from missed work, and other expenses related to the attack.

For over 45 years, we’ve fought to hold companies accountable for their negligence and secure justice on behalf of their victims. See if we may be able to help you pursue an Uber settlement now.

Get the Help You Deserve

Our Uber lawsuit attorneys may be able to help you file a rideshare claim and fight for compensation. Let us get you the money you deserve.

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4 Must-Have Qualities of Uber Sexual Assault Lawyers

When choosing an Uber sexual assault lawyer to file your lawsuit, it’s important to find someone with the knowledge, resources, and skills to stand up to Uber and secure justice for the harm you’ve experienced.

At Sokolove Law, our team has a track record of successfully handling sexual assault cases and securing compensation from institutions that protect and enable abusers.

Find out how our Uber sexual abuse lawyers stand out from the rest.

1. Decades of Experience

For more than 45 years, we’ve helped our clients navigate the legal system and even the playing field between everyday people and powerful corporations.

Our team has secured meaningful results for thousands of families over the last four decades. If you have a case, we can put our experience to work for you and fight to get you the justice you deserve.

2. Billions of Dollars in Total Results

We’ve recovered over $9.4 Billion total for families across the country who have suffered as a result of someone else’s actions.

Our Uber attorneys will fight to get you everything you’re entitled to, including compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

3. Uber Lawyers Nationwide

We have offices and staff located across the country, so no matter where you’re located in the United States, our Uber lawyers can represent you or a loved one who has experienced rideshare abuse.

Need a lawyer to sue Uber? Call (800) 995-1212 now for a free case review to see if we can help with your Uber lawsuit.

4. Costs $0 in Hourly Fees

There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Uber sexual assault attorneys. Our team works on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we secure compensation for you.

With this fee structure, there’s no financial risk to taking legal action. Anyone can file a lawsuit against Uber, regardless of their economic background.

“We’re steadfast in our commitment to fight for justice for the countless victims who have experienced sexual assault and misconduct while trusting rideshare platforms with their safety.”
– Ellyn Hurd, Uber Sexual Assault Lawyer on the Uber MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee

Sokolove Law: Filing Uber Assault Lawsuits in All 50 States

At Sokolove Law, we can help families across the country file Uber assault lawsuits and pursue compensation for their injuries. Our firm has already secured over $9.4 Billion total for clients injured through no fault of their own.

Our Uber lawyers can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on your healing and moving forward with your life. We’re compassionate with those who turn to us — and relentless with those who’ve done them wrong.

There are no upfront costs or hourly fees to take legal action with the help of our Uber lawsuit lawyers. We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.

Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form to get started with your Uber sexual harassment lawsuit for free.

Sexual Assault Uber Lawsuit FAQs

Can I sue Uber as a passenger?

Yes, potentially. If you were sexually assaulted as an Uber passenger, you may be able to join hundreds of other survivors who’ve already sued the rideshare company after being harmed by their Uber drivers.

Find out if you may be able to sue Uber during a free, no-obligation case review.

What is the Uber sexual assault scandal?

The Uber sexual assault scandal involves thousands of reports from passengers accusing Uber drivers of sexual assault and harassment.

Despite Uber being aware of these reports, lawsuits against the company claim Uber:

  • Failed to implement proper safety measures to protect passengers
  • Didn’t properly screen drivers, including not requiring fingerprinting before they joined the platform
  • Allowed drivers with a known history of abuse to continue working

The rideshare company Uber must implement rigorous background checks for their over 1 million drivers and take swift action to ensure a safer experience for all passengers

Is there an Uber class action lawsuit?

Yes. An Uber class action or multidistrict litigation (MDL) is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hundreds of claims have already been consolidated in this class action lawsuit against Uber, but there’s still time to join. 

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if you may be able to join the Uber class action lawsuit or file an individual Uber lawsuit.

How do I find the best lawyer to sue Uber near me?

To find the best lawyer to sue Uber near you, it can be helpful to find a national Uber law firm with offices across the country. Firms this large often have the resources to hold powerful corporations like Uber or Lyft accountable.

As a national sexual assault law firm, Sokolove Law can help survivors in all 50 states sue Uber for the harm they’ve suffered.

Get a free case review now to find out if an Uber lawsuit attorney near you can fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

How much does an Uber sexual assault lawyer charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our Uber sexual assault lawyers.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation. 

How long do I have to file a lawsuit against Uber for sexual assault?

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

The deadline to file an Uber lawsuit varies from state to state, but once it passes, you won’t be able to pursue compensation for your injuries again.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started with your claim. It costs nothing to speak with us.

What do I do if an Uber driver sexually harassed me?

If you experienced Uber sexual harassment, you should:

  • Get to a safe place
  • Seek medical treatment
  • File a report with Uber and the police
  • Screenshot the driver’s profile if it’s still up
  • Contact a lawyer to sue Uber

An experienced Uber lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and seek compensation for any damages you may have suffered as a result of the harassment.

How many cases involve Uber drivers sexually assaulting passengers?

There have been hundreds of lawsuits filed for sexual assaults by Uber drivers, though thousands of women have reported being harassed or assaulted by their drivers.

The true number of cases involving Uber drivers sexually assaulting passengers is unknown, as many passengers may not have filed a complaint or come forward about their experiences.

As the Uber lawsuit continues to advance in court, the number of survivors who choose to file a claim will likely continue to grow.

How long does an Uber settlement take?

It depends. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to receive an Uber settlement, depending on how long the negotiations between your lawyer and Uber’s legal team take.

At Sokolove, we know that settling your claim can provide closure and allow you to move forward with your life, which is why we strive to get our clients the most compensation as quickly as possible. 

Contact us now to find out if we can help you pursue an Uber settlement.

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  2. Law360. “Uber Failed to Prevent Driver Sex Assaults, MDL Suit Says.” Retrieved from: https://www.law360.com/articles/1803942/uber-failed-to-prevent-driver-sex-assaults-mdl-suit-says/ Accessed on February 28, 2024.
  3. MassLive. “Boston woman signs onto lawsuit against Uber saying she was sexually assaulted by driver.” Retrieved from: https://www.masslive.com/news/boston/2015/10/boston_woman_signs_onto_lawsui.html. Accessed on February 28, 2024.
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