Rideshare Assaults Continue to Concern Communities Across the Country

Updated on: 7/9/2019

Across the United states, stories of rideshare drivers and passengers dealing with criminal, physical and sexual, assault and harassment continue to come to light, with questions about what companies like Uber and Lyft are doing to protect their riders and passengers at the forefront.

When questioned about safety in one report an Uber representative stated that they offer an emergency 911 button to go with their trip sharing, critical safety response line, and 24/7 support they offer to drivers.

Meanwhile Lyft when questioned referred more directly to their policies and guidelines as well as their two-way rating system and trust and safety team to go along with in app emergency assistance.

Drivers complain that riders in these apps do not have to go through the same level of background checks as drivers do and often can use fake names and other information that can make reporting incidents hard.

Just in the last few months, several high-profile cases of assaults from ride hailing apps including a driver who is accused of raping and assaulting two different people while being employed by Lyft, after being fired from Uber more than a year ago.
 

When to Pursue an Injury Claim in Cases of Sexual Assault

Whether you were physically or mentally harmed by the unwanted actions of an individual in a rideshare vehicle you’ve suffered potentially lifelong damages and the award-winning team at Davis Law Group can help you recover what you may be entitled to.

Call us at 206-727-4000 or use the contact form or chat features below to request a free consultation where our team will hear your story and help determine what the best course of action for you is. The moment you enter a vehicle with an Uber or Lyft driver, it is the company’s responsibility to ensure your safety, and when they fail to do so, our Uber sexual assault lawyers are here to help hold them accountable.

Chris Davis
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Christopher M. Davis is principal attorney and founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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