Survivors of sexual assault have options. Attorneys that can help them through the ordeal, both legally and personally, and not just protect their rights but help ensure the assaulter is never allowed to drive or ride in an Uber again.
If you want to review the facts of an incident with an attorney, free of charge, contact us for a private consultation. Call, email, or chat with us today.
What If I Was Sexually Harassed?
Sexual harassment is wrong and illegal. You do not have to be physically touched to be the survivor of a crime, and other crimes beyond sexual assault and rape can occur in an Uber ride. These including false imprisonment and kidnapping.
Our firm represents survivors of rape, sexual assault, physical assault, sexual harassment, attempted kidnapping and other crimes. Contact us and we will help you get through it and follow through with Uber.
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.
Uber Mediation and Arbitration
Uber announced they would drop terms of service restricting survivors of sexual assault from filing lawsuits. Previously the firms used terms of service in their app to force injured women to settle cases in mandatory arbitration.
Uber’s Chief Legal Officer Tony West wrote they “will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees.”
Survivors now enjoy the ability to choose what they wish for themselves. Levin Simes Abrams can protect your name and ensure any complaint filed in a lawsuit uses an anonymous name instead of your name, so the facts of your case do not become public.
While some women such as our client and rape survivor advocate Alison Turkos want to discuss their case publicly to raise awareness, many others wish the matter to remain private. We are excited to work with such strong women as Alison, leading the way in fighting for all assaulted women, but ultimately how your case is handled is up to you. Call us to discuss your legal options.