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Uber Sexual Assault

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Uber Sexual Assault Lawyers

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.

Uber Sexual Assault Lawyer

Contact us if you were sexually assaulted by an Uber driver. Women across the country are standing up to say enough is enough,

Levin Simes Abrams has and will continue to stay at the forefront of rideshare litigation. Call our firm at 415-426-3000 or email [email protected]om to speak with us.

Uber Safety Report: 6,000 Sexual Assaults

Uber Sexual Assault Lawyer

5,981 sexual assault were reported to Uber in 2017-2018. While both drivers and passengers were assaulted, the majority of survivors were passengers assaulted by drivers.

The total number of assaults in 2018 was similar to the number in 2017, around 3,000 each year.  Cases of rape and attempted rape were similar both years.

Uber volunteers in their safety report that because they can only tally what is reported to them, the actual number of sexual assaults may be much greater than the 6,000 described.

National Uber Assault Lawyers

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.

Uber History

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.

Levin Simes Abrams: Women in Law

Levin Simes Abrams is a majority female managed and majority female staffed law firm. Contact us for a free and private legal consultation. 

As seen on NPR’s All Things Considered, Vice, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, NBC News, The Verge, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, Business Insider, CBS News, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America, Levin Simes Abrams leads the nation in representing survivors of Uber and Lyft sexual assault. Contact our Lyft and Uber sexual assault lawyers today for a completely private and free consult.

Uber and Lyft’s negligent hiring practices and incomplete background checks on drivers have created opportunity for sexual and/or physical assault on passengers.

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