Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber have revolutionized the personal transportation industry, allowing riders to order on-demand rides at the touch of a button. However, while this transportation can be convenient and cost-effective, there are inherent dangers involved.
A recent report from CNN states that 103 Uber drivers and 18 Lyft drivers have been accused of forcibly touching, kidnapping or raping passengers over the last several years. Investigations show that these companies routinely fail to adequately screen their drivers or permit them to continue driving even after receiving complaints of inappropriate conduct.
Stueve Siegel Hanson has significant experience prosecuting cases against ridesharing companies. In June 2017, the firm filed a lawsuit against Uber on behalf of a young woman who was raped by her Uber driver. An investigation revealed that prior to the assault, the driver had been convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 16 years in prison, and that other women had complained to Uber about the driver’s conduct. The case was reported on by The Verge, The Kansas City Star and media outlets from across the world. After more than 18 months of hard-fought litigation, the case was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by an Uber or Lyft driver, please contact us for a free case evaluation. You may contact us here or reach us by phone at 1.866.714.0873. We can connect you directly to a female attorney who will listen to your story and help you determine the appropriate next steps. Through every step of the process, we will ensure your identity and communications remain completely confidential.