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Uber® & Lyft®
Sexual Assault Helpline

You May Qualify for Significant Financial Compensation.
Fill out the Qualifying Form Below for Free Analysis.


Rideshare Sexual Abuse

Numerous people who have taken Uber and Lyft rides have reported suffering sexual battery and rape at the hands of their drivers. Others have involved assault, false imprisonment, or attempted kidnapping. People who use ride-sharing are at the mercy of their drivers. During their ride, passengers can do very little to protect themselves. This is especially true of female passengers who use ride-sharing to get home after a night of partying. Intoxication may make them less able to defend themselves. Worse, they are often alone. They can easily be taken advantage of by their ride-sharing driver. Impaired passengers also often fall asleep in the car. This gives Uber or Lyft drivers an opportunity to take advantage of them and commit a sexual assault.


Nevertheless, Uber and Lyft market themselves as a safe alternative to drunk driving. They are promoting ride-sharing to this vulnerable group of people. It puts drivers in a position of power and gives them an opportunity to commit a sexual assault. The problem is made worse by the weak hiring policies that ride-sharing companies use.

Uber received nearly 6,000 reports of serious sexual assault in 2017 and 2018 combined, according to a Safety Report shared by the rideshare company in December 2019.  That number includes both riders and drivers as those who reported assault.


Uber isn’t the only rideshare company that has faced allegations of sexual assault. In fact, in October 2021, Lyft released its own safety report, nearly two full years after the release of Uber’s report. The safety report covered statistics from 2017 through 2019, showing more than 4,000 reports of sexual assault, including 360 reports specifically of rape. Nonconsensual touching of a sexual body part accounted for more than 2,000 of the cited sexual assault reports.


About the Lawsuit

Rideshare companies have been hit with numerous cases of sexual assault lawsuits, claiming the company’s background checks are inadequate and do not have proper safety protocols in place to protect their passengers. This failure to protect their passengers has led to a number of assault and abuse instance.

Sexual assault / Sexual abuse can include the following:

  • Rape/Sodomy

  • Kidnapping with overt sexual or extreme physical threats

  • False imprisonment with overt sexual or extreme physical threats 

  • Inappropriate touching with aggressive flirtation and/or overt sexual threats

  • Forced manual stimulation

  • Digital penetration

  • Forced oral copulation

  • Indecent exposure and unwanted touching

  • Masturbation

  • Touching genitalia

  • Sexual touching or groping


Physical Assault (Non-Sexual) includes:

  • Egregious assaults with weapons, attempted murder, Stabbing, shooting, etc.

  • Physical assaults that required medical attention​ 

  • Threatened with a weapon 

A negligent hiring lawsuit against Uber or Lyft for an assault committed by their driver may recover compensation for your:

  • Medical bills, both those you have already paid and those you are likely to pay in the future,

  • Wages lost during your recovery,

  • Reduced ability to earn a living, if you suffered long-term injuries,

  • Physical pain

  • Mental suffering and anguish

  • Loss of companionship suffered by your family.

You can also pursue punitive damages. These are meant to punish Uber or Lyft for their culpable conduct. They can make the company pay extra for putting you in harm’s way.

Take Action

If you were the victim of sexual assault by an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 

The financial compensation that you are entitled to receive for your encounter of Lyft or Uber sexual assault varies on a case-by-case basis, however damages generally involve three components:

  • Economic damages: Covers costs related to property damages, medical treatment, therapy, reduced income resulting from the traumatic event, any potential future costs for ongoing recovery.

  • Non-economic damages: Costs related to the physical and mental impacts that the trauma may have caused.

  • Potential punitive damages to hold Uber or Lyft responsible for failing to provide Uber safety and protect their passengers and drivers.

  • Loss of consortium: Damages paid to the family of the victim to cover the emotional impact that may have been caused by the victim’s inability to have a normal, functional relationship as a direct result of the trauma.

Fill out the form above to see if you qualify.

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