Rideshare Lawsuit

Companies like Uber and Lyft have been accused of failing to properly screen their employed drivers, leading to cases of sexual assault.

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Why are people suing rideshare companies?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have gotten massively popular in the last two decades, providing on-demand transportation anytime and almost anywhere in the country. However, the success of rideshare companies took a dark turn in 2015 when two women filed a lawsuit claiming that they were sexually assaulted by their Uber driver.


The lawsuit was settled in 2016, but more victims have since come forward with their own sexual assault claims. As of 2024, nearly 300 plaintiffs who were assaulted have sued Uber and Lyft for failing to properly screen their drivers in background checks.

How to qualify for the rideshare lawsuit

Anyone who booked a ride using Uber or Lyft’s transportation service and was injured by an employed driver within the last 20 years is eligible to file a claim. Most claims are about sexual assault, but plaintiffs are also able to file for cases of assault and battery.

 


These are some (but not all) of the general and special damages plaintiffs may be able to collect:

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What can I expect from my rideshare settlement?

While an exact amount is impossible to predict, previous verdicts range from tens of thousands to tens of millions. It’s important to note that your case will be individually assessed, meaning your settlement will not be shared with others. Our priority is to ensure the best possible outcome for you, not inflating attorney profits.

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Frequently asked questions about the rideshare lawsuit

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What exactly is sexual assault? How do I know if I was assaulted?

If any of the following actions happened without your consent, then you have been the victim of a sexual assault.

 

Note: if you were intoxicated, these still apply since you did not verbally consent.

 

  • Touching of an intimate body part.
  • Kissing of an intimate body part.
  • Attempted sexual intercourse.
  • Rape, or forced sexual intercourse.
  • Being forced to perform sexual acts.
What should I do after I was sexually assaulted?
If you have not received medical care, you should get evaluated by a sexual assault nurse examiner as soon as you can. It’s entirely your choice to accept or refuse a rape kit, but keep in mind that a rape kit will help you collect evidence against your attacker.

It’s crucially important to not delete any evidence of the incident, even though the memories may be painful to remember. In the Uber or Lyft app, be sure to take a screenshot of the ride request, proof of payment, the driver’s name, messages from the driver, and any other details. You should also file a report in the Uber or Lyft app to tell them what happened.
How much can I expect to win for a rideshare settlement?

The value of your settlement would depend on the monetary value of the damages you’ve incurred and other individual factors. Because these settlement amounts heavily vary for
different plaintiffs, we can only provide you with the average range of damages earned from the rideshare lawsuit. Rideshare settlements tend to fall between $100,000-$400,000 per case.

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