Can you sue Uber or Lyft if the driver assaults you?
Yes, you can hold Uber, Lyft, and any other rideshare company accountable for failing to protect you from unfit employees. Companies have many options for improving consumer protection, including background checks, personal screenings, and proper training.
If you’re exposed to an unsafe driver because the rideshare companies were negligent when hiring, then they may be held responsible for the harm their actions or inactions caused.
Can I file a rideshare sexual assault lawsuit on behalf of my child?
Yes, you can. Levin Simes Abrams has direct experience working with minors and their parents to handle such difficult cases with the sensitivity they deserve.
We are here to support both you and your child through the entire legal process, and we deeply respect the strength that parents and caregivers have in nurturing a young person through such an inexcusable hardship.
What if a rideshare assault happened while I was drunk?
When inebriated, the correct course of action for everyone’s safety generally is to take a cab or rideshare home. You were exactly where you were supposed to be, and if you were assaulted or taken advantage of during that time, you have every right to take legal action.
You being intoxicated isn’t an excuse for an assault in a bar, on a college campus, or at an office party. The same is true in an Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle, and our attorneys will help make that clear as we handle your case.
How long do I have to decide on filing a rideshare lawsuit?
Depending on the type of incident (theft, harassment, assault), you could have as little as one year to file a lawsuit. Levin Simes Abrams is based in California, where fortunately the deadlines associated with sexual assault crimes have been recently extended from three years to 10 years—a full decade. In fact, many of the limitations for felony-level sex offenses have been eliminated in the state, but not all of them. We also handle cases nationwide, and must work with state-by-state rules.
We encourage you to contact us at 415-426-3000 as soon as possible for specific advice on your circumstances, and to file a case before your window for justice closes.