Sexual assault can take a variety of different forms, but one thing remains the same – sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. You hire Uber and Lyft drivers to take you from one destination to another – not to be sexually assaulted and victimized. Unfortunately, any time you enter an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you run the risk of potentially being harmed by the driver.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver during a ride you initiated on the app, you need to protect your legal rights. Our team of experienced NYC Uber and Lyft sexual assault attorneys will listen to your facts and help you take the necessary legal action against the responsible parties.
Sexual assault can range from sexual coercion or forced, unwanted kissing to penetrative rape. The number and types of injuries you can suffer in a sexual assault case depends on the nature of the assault itself. The following is some of the most common sexual assault-related injuries:
If you are able to prove that the drive is guilty of the assault, Uber or Lyft could be liable as well, depending on the nature of the incident. Our New York City Uber and Lyft sexual assault attorneys can investigate the facts to determine which parties are liable in your case and what the level of negligence is for each party.
There are many steps you should take immediately after being sexually attacked by an Uber or Lyft driver, such as:
As a survivor of sexual assault by an Uber or Lyft driver, it is easy to feel alone, anxious or overwhelmed. We are here to help. Our aggressive, yet compassionate, attorneys can walk you through the claims process in New York. We can help you fight the perpetrator and the company whose negligence was a substantial factor in causing the sexual abuse, including Lyft or Uber.
Winning a civil claim against Uber, Lyft and/or the driver who assaulted you will not undo the harm done, but can bring you justice and closure after months or years of living with the trauma of sexual abuse. It could also compensate you for damages, such as:
Sexual assault is one of the worst experiences you can suffer. If you have been assaulted by a Lyft driver, it is important to understand that you are not alone. You need to immediately consult with an experienced New York City Lyft or Uber sexual assault attorney to protect your legal rights. Our legal team will help you by filing a claim against all potentially liable parties.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault while in a Lyft, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Whether you believe your sexual assault was partially due to Lyft’s negligence or resulted from the driver’s behavior alone, you should immediately contact an attorney. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York City Lyft sexual assault attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-646-798-1535.