As seen in CNN, Bloomberg, Vice, Good Morning America, CBS News, Buzzfeed, NPR, NBC, The Verge, TechCrunch, Axios, The Guardian, Business Insider, Reuters and the Huffington Post, Levin Simes Abrams is leading the fight nationally on behalf of Uber assault survivors.
Levin Simes Abrams represents hundreds of survivors of rideshare sexual assault, rideshare sexual, harassment, rideshare physical assault along with our work for other forms of sexual abuse. Our lawyers have experience in harassment, assault, and Uber rape cases.
Ridesharing platforms including Uber and Lyft have become a regular part of our urban environment. California legalized rideshare services in 2013; the use of such services remains a legal gray area since these companies are not subject to the same strict standards as their “common carrier” (e.g. taxi cab) counterparts.
Since their legalization in 2013, rideshare companies have been embroiled in legal battle after legal battle from car accidents due to distracted drivers using apps to sexual assaults on passengers.
Uber Driver Background Checks
Uber’s negligent hiring practices and insufficient background checks on drivers have created opportunity for sexual and physical assault, particularly on female passengers. Our team of lawyers will protect the identity of any individual who has experienced such an event, and vigorously advocate to get them just compensation for what they endured.
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. A CNN report identified over a hundred instances in the United States of assault, battery, or sexual assault during a ride hail.