You are not alone if you have been assaulted, and you have options.
You are not alone if you have been assaulted, and you have options.
Unfortunately, sexual assault is a prevalent issue in our society, and ride-sharing services like Lyft are not immune to this problem. Survivors of sexual assault can suffer physical, emotional, and psychological trauma that can have long-lasting effects on their lives. A lawsuit can help compensate those injuries and provide justice and closure.
A Lyft sexual assault lawyer can help survivors navigate the legal system and obtain the compensation they deserve. At the women-led firm of Levin Simes, our attorneys have the industry-leading experience necessary to gather evidence, build a strong case against the perpetrator, and represent rideshare assault survivors in court.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual assault while using Lyft, it is important to seek the help of a qualified Lyft sexual assault attorney. With our help, you can hold those responsible accountable, and in doing so help make using rideshares safer for everyone. The feeling of accomplishment from a lawsuit could also be an important step toward your own healing and recovery.
How Can You Talk to a Lyft Case Lawyer Today?
Levin Simes represents hundreds of rideshare survivors of sexual assault and harassment. If you are in need of a private discussion with an attorney, please contact us online, call our rideshare lawyers at (415) 426-3000, or email your case firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a dedicated time to talk and discuss your case.
Filing a Lyft sexual assault lawsuit can help you recover many costs and losses, including:
If you or a loved one were sexually assaulted in connection with a Lyft ride, you have every right to seek justice. Filing a claim promptly can help you obtain the settlement amount needed for your recovery — funds that can go towards taking time off work, prioritizing therapy, or other life changes that would benefit you like (like moving closer to supportive family or friends).
Pursuing legal action can also help expose and uncover other instances of abuse, and may help prevent sexual assaults in the future. That means preventing harm from happening others just like you.
In a Community Safety Report, Lyft stated that it received more than 4,000 reports of sexual assault in just two years in connection with its platform. The following are accounts of various incidents reported by survivors and represented by Levin Simes:
Both Lyft and Uber’s negligent hiring practices and insufficient background checks on drivers have created easy opportunities for sexual and/or physical assault on passengers. Our team of lawyers will protect the identity of any individual who has experienced harassment or assault. We will also vigorously advocate to secure just compensation for the trauma endured.
Here are some of the ways a Lyft sexual assault attorney can help with your case:
Additionally, a Lyft sexual assault attorney can provide a critical buffer between you and the distressing memories of the assault you survived. Securing justice should not retraumatize you — our lawyers can help demystify the legal process, and work to protect your reputation throughout the process.
We can also interact with opposing counsel or the attacker on your behalf. This helps spare our clients the feelings of fear, dread, or rage that can be caused by any avoidable confrontations.
Levin Simes is a women-led law firm that has helped prompt and implement vital rideshare reforms to protect women, children, and all passengers from dangers associated with sexual assault and harassment.
Why Choose Levin Simes
Noted as the “national leaders” in rideshare sexual assault cases, the attorneys at Levin Simes are fighting back on behalf of survivors seeking to hold Lyft accountable for unsafe practices. We have critical experience from representing hundreds of survivors who were sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, kidnapped, or raped by Uber and Lyft drivers.
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) 993-9989.
Yes, however these checks conducted by rideshare services may not be thorough enough in each case. For example, Uber settled a lawsuit filed by the District Attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2015 for $25 million, for what the government asserted was false and misleading statements regarding safety. They are now adding features such as in-app 911 calling to try and turn around a history of lax safety.
Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that takes place outside of traditional courts. Arbitration rulings frequently favor corporations over injured individuals, with little or no recourse for appeal once a decision is made.
Previously, Lyft’s terms of service in their app forced injured passengers to settle cases in mandatory arbitration. Now, Lyft has announced they will drop terms of service restricting survivors of sexual assault from filing lawsuits. That means when you report someone due to a Lyft sexual assault, you can also directly file a lawsuit in connection with the incident.
Lyft’s “woke” reputation is more of a marketing creation than a reality supported by facts. In the wake of much-publicized scandals from Uber which peaked in 2017, Lyft responded by branding itself as a safer alternative. Despite management’s words, Lyft’s business model of simply copying Uber’s business practices continued.
Lyft previously demanded – like Uber – that rape survivors’ claims be submitted to arbitration. It was only after Uber announced it would stop forcing survivors of sexual assault into arbitration that Lyft followed. 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.
The first steps after a sexual attack from a Lyft driver are to ensure your physical safety. Once in a secure place, call friends or family for support. If you are injured, go to a hospital. After you are safe, make a report.
When possible, take notes of the incident while they are fresh in your mind, and include important details. Contact an attorney immediately to ensure your rights are protected, and to receive specific advice related to your situation. Call Levin Simes at (415) 426-3000 or email email@example.com to speak with our lawyers — we have years of experience in representing survivors of rideshare assaults, and are ready to help you right away.