The women-led law firm of Levin Simes Abrams is representing hundreds of survivors 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 survivors seeking to hold Lyft accountable for unsafe practices. Scores of women across the country are taking their Lyft survivor stories to court with the help of Levin Simes Abrams attorneys.
Our work for rideshare assault survivors has been covered by CNN, NBC, CBS, Bloomberg, Buzzfeed, Vice and more.
Lyft: Go Broke or Claim “Woke”
Lyft, facing large losses as the smaller rideshare app, was gifted 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 a “woke” 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. Uber released a report detailing the 6,000 reported sexual assaults in received over 24 months, Lyft has yet to report their figures.
The number of ride-hail sexual assault survivors Levin Simes Abrams represents is in the hundreds. Scroll below to hear our Lyft assault lawyers discuss their recent “Jane Doe” lawsuits against Lyft on NPR’s All Things Considered and on Press Play. Our work has been covered by Vice, Bloomberg, CNN, and more.