Rideshares should be a safe transportation option for children and teenagers who can’t drive—are young people safe with Lyft drivers?
The law firm of Levin Simes has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a teenage boy and his mother over a case of sexual assault during a Lyft ride. We have included a public statement below and the relevant details of the case.
We also have statistics about Lyft sexual assaults, and how you can take legal action against Lyft. There is nothing more important than your safety and the well-being of children in our community. Hold Lyft and other rideshare companies like Uber accountable for their negligence.
Levin Simes is a woman-led law firm that concentrates on vital issues that are too often marginalized in male-dominated fields. This includes cases involving rideshare harassment, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. Contact us for a free, respectful, confidential consultation by calling (415) 426-3000.
Yes, attorney William A. Levin of Levin Simes has filed a lawsuit against Lyft based on the following alleged details:
The fear and emotional distress of such a situation has a long-lasting psychological impact, especially on children and young people. This is because the rational response mechanisms of the human brain are still developing until roughly age 25.
This teenager’s mother is suing Lyft on behalf of her son for damages including humiliation, degradation, and the emotional trauma inflicted by the violation of his personal dignity and sense of safety. If you need similar representation, call Levin Simes at (415) 480-7448 to take back your power.
There are over 1,000 sexual assault incidents reported to Lyft each year, and those numbers are increasing. Sexual assaults include unwanted touching, groping, and cases of rape. Not all assaults that occur are reported directly to Lyft, and many go unreported to anyone, including law enforcement.
According to the firm, “Although Levin Simes has represented over 1,000 rideshare sexual assault victims, only a handful of them have been minors.” These cases are particularly appalling, because they involve a person whose childhood has now been violated by the disgusting and inexcusable actions of an adult.
Both the driver and Lyft should be held responsible in this case—the perpetrator for his actions, and Lyft for failing to keep predators from private access to the individuals and children using their service. It is unacceptable to write sexual assaults off as part of the cost of doing business, and our sexual abuse attorneys will hold rideshare companies accountable.
It is unacceptable to write sexual assaults off as part of the cost of doing business for rideshare companies.
The average settlement for a rideshare sexual assault case is impossible to represent with one number, because each case is considered on its own unique circumstances. However, many notable settlements and verdicts have been in the tens of millions of dollars range, and cover costs such as:
The rate of suicide attempts increases for teenagers who’ve experienced sexual molestation, assault, or violence. This is true for all young people, regardless of gender. This is why legal action to prevent predatory access to children during Lyft rides is so important.
The short answer: hire a rideshare sexual assault attorney with proven experience.
If you or a minor in your care has experienced any form of sexual abuse while in a rideshare vehicle, you have the right to take legal action. Your choice to pursue a case against Lyft or Uber today could help you afford better treatment, find some sense of closure, and possibly save another person’s life by incentivizing better safety protocols for rideshares.
Contact Levin Simes at (415) 426-3000 when you’re ready to be heard. We are on the record with CNN, NPR, and other major news outlets as national leaders in Lyft and Uber sexual assault cases. We will be your frontline of advocacy every step of the way.
Reaching out to a lawyer is the first step on your path towards recovering a better quality of life. At Levin Simes, we give our undivided attention to each client, and all communications are held in the strictest of confidence. We are on hand to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us by filling out the form or calling us directly at (415) 426-3000.
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