Rideshare/ Taxi Sexual Assault

Is It Worth It to Sue Rideshare Companies for Sexual Assault Incidents?

For numerous individuals who have faced the harrowing experience of sexual assault in the context of ridesharing, the question often arises, “Is it worth it to pursue a lawsuit against companies like Uber or Lyft?”

The answer is a firm and unequivocal, “Yes.” This conviction is not solely hinged on the potential financial restitution we have historically secured, but equally on the profound sense of empowerment and closure it offers.

Financial Ramifications of Rideshare Lawsuits

When considering the tangible benefits of a lawsuit, it’s worth noting that compensation might encompass:

  • Medical expenses for physical or mental treatments
  • Lost earnings and potential job opportunities stemming from the trauma
  • Emotional and physical pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages aimed at penalizing and deterring wrongdoers
  • Expenses related to wrongful death for families mourning a loss due to a rideshare mishap

Beyond the financial reparation, litigation can drive critical changes in safety protocols and corporate behavior, laying the groundwork for a safer environment for all.

Immediate Steps After Rideshare/Taxi Sexual Assault

In the unfortunate event that you experience assault during a rideshare, your foremost concern should be your safety.

  • Seek a secure location, inform authorities, and receive any necessary medical attention promptly
  • Once the immediate danger has subsided, consider reaching out to a seasoned attorney who can counsel you on your rights and advocate on your behalf, help collate evidence and necessary documentation, and navigate the legal intricacies, ensuring timely filings and adherences to statutes of limitation

The Legal Landscape: Uber and Lyft

Recent reports from CNN Business highlight Uber’s incessant legal troubles, revealing a slew of crimes ranging from sexual assaults to even homicides. Additionally, while Lyft maintains that significant safety issues are “statistically very rare,” the grim reality for victims paints a different story.

Whether it’s Uber’s questionable background checks or Lyft’s documented instances of assault, the bottom line remains – rideshare users deserve safety, dignity, and justice.

Taking a Stand? We're Right Beside You

If you or a loved one have faced an ordeal during a rideshare and are considering your legal options, Baron, Herskowitz, and Cohen is here to support, guide, and fiercely represent you.


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