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Levin Simes Abrams Files More Lyft Rape and Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Last Updated September 26, 2019

Levin Simes Abrams – Women Helping Women Fight Back After Lyft Sexual Assault

San Francisco, CA – The women-led law firm of Levin Simes Abrams is representing hundreds of victims sexually harassed, sexual assaulted, kidnapped or raped by Uber and Lyft drivers. Noted as the “national leaders” in rideshare sexual assault cases, the women of Levin Simes Abrams are fighting back on behalf of victims seeking to hold Lyft and Uber accountable and change their unsafe practices. Scores of women across the country are taking their Lyft survivor stories to court with the help of Levin Simes Abrams attorneys.

On the heels of filing lawsuits on behalf of for seven women in August, 2019, Levin Simes Abrams filed lawsuits on behalf of five more victims on September 17th in San Francisco, California. Both Levin Simes Abrams and Lyft are headquartered in San Francisco. The firm has talked with hundreds of rideshare sexual assault victims, spanning across dozens of states throughout the United States.

Lyft: Go Broke or Claim “Woke”

Lyft, facing ongoing losses as the also-ran of rideshare apps, stumbled upon a second chance to rebrand in the wake of Uber’s much publicized problems. Uber had a series of scandals, peaking in 2017, which led to the removal of their original CEO and appointment of new management for damage control and to address the toxic culture.

Lyft responded to Uber’s woes by branding itself as the socially “woke” alternative. Despite the management speak from the C-suite, Lyft’s business model of simply copying Uber’s business practices continued. Lyft previously demanded – like Uber – that rape victims’ claims be submitted to arbitration. It was only after Uber announced it would stop forcing victims of sexual assault into arbitration that Lyft followed suit. Uber updated its app to provide new safety features such as a panic button. Lyft waited a year, then announced it would do the same. Uber added ongoing background checks for drivers. Lyft waited a year before following Uber’s lead in adding recurring checks.

Lyft Sexual Assault Survivor Stories

  • Alison Turkos was kidnapped at gunpoint by her Lyft driver, driven across state lines to an isolated park, and subjected to a brutal gang rape by the Lyft driver and two other men who cheered each other on and high fived each other as they took turns raping Ms. Turkos. Levin Simes Abrams filed her case on September 17, 2019. The FBI is investigating this case as a case of human trafficking.
  • One woman, a resident of Louisiana, told NPR’s All Things Considered that after spending an evening with a friend in New Orleans, she was raped and sodomized by her Lyft driver. Levin Simes Abrams filed her case in August 2019.
  • Another woman ordered a Lyft after a night out in San Diego. The driver walked her to her door, made his way into her home, and raped her. Levin Simes Abrams filed her case in August 2019.
  • One woman was sexually assaulted and battered by her driver, who then returned to her residence and broke in. She remains debilitated by the effects of her assault. Levin Simes filed her case on September 17, 2019
  • Another woman was attacked by a driver who signed up for Lyft using a stolen ID. Lyft failed to recognize the problem and allowed the driver to use the network and assault his passenger. Levin Simes filed her case on September 17, 2019

The number of ride-hail sexual assault victims talking with Levin Simes Abrams is in the hundreds.

Levin Simes Abrams – National Leaders and Uber Sexual Assault and Lyft Sexual Assault Lawyers

“Right now, we have more than 100 filed or pending cases. We’re getting new cases every day,” said partner Laurel Simes. The firm stated it opens 5 – 10 new cases against Lyft each week.

“We don’t know of any other firms working on these rideshare sexual assault cases on the same scale,” said firm partner Rachel Abrams.

Levin Simes Abrams offers free and private consultations to Uber and Lyft sexual assault victims and does not charge an hourly fee. If you are a victim, or if you have information on a Lyft sexual assaulter you’ve seen in any of the dozens of news articles featuring Levin Simes Abrams cases, please contact us today at 1-888-426-4156 or [email protected]

The women of Levin Simes Abrams are fighting for their clients, they will fight for you too.


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