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New York City Uber & Lyft Sexual Assault Attorney

rideshare sex abuse attorneySexual 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.

Common Injuries in Sexual Assault Cases

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:

  • Scratches
  • Bruises
  • Welts
  • Head trauma
  • Facial trauma
  • Vagina injury
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • PTSD or other mental and emotional trauma

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.

Important Steps to Take After Getting Sexually Assaulted in an Uber or Lyft

There are many steps you should take immediately after being sexually attacked by an Uber or Lyft driver, such as:

  • Get to safety. You should do everything within your power to get away from your attacker. You must make sure that you are safe after your attack.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as soon as possible. It is important to seek immediate medical attention, including getting a rape kit if you were raped. The examination should happen before you shower, comb your hair, or change your clothes.
  • Access your Uber or Lyft app and check your ride history. It is best to take screenshots of your ride and save it.
  • File a police report. You should file a police report and give them a thorough statement of the sexual assault that you suffered. You should also inform them that your attacker was a rideshare driver.
  • Contact Uber or Lyft to report the incident. You should contact the rideshare company and inform them of your assault. You should limit the information that you reveal to them. You should not offer any information that might be used against you.
  • Contact an attorney. You will need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will be able to provide you with the necessary guidance to start your claim and
    Acting immediately after your sexual assault can be very difficult – especially considering the trauma caused by the experience. Whatever the case, you must remember that you must act as soon as possible. If you delay acting in any way, your claim could be severely affected in the long run.

How an Attorney Can Help

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:

  • Medical expenses
  • Health care
  • Emotion distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost quality of life

Contact Our Lyft Sexual Assault Attorneys

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.

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