How to Sue Lyft for Sexual Assault
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How to Sue Lyft for Sexual Assault

File a Lawsuit Against Lyft for Sexual Assault

If you or a loved one have a sexual assault claim against Lyft, filing a sexual assault lawsuit can help protect passengers in the future. For anyone who has suffered a sexual assault while using a rideshare app, our law firm is here to stand by you and help you achieve the justice and fair financial compensation you deserve.

What legal grounds are required to sue Lyft for sexual assault?

In order to pursue a sexual assault claim, it is important to understand what is legally considered sexual assault. When a Lyft driver makes inappropriate comments to a passenger, that is considered sexual harassment. Unfortunately, verbal sexual harassment is does not legally qualify as sexual assault. If a Lyft driver has touched any body part without permission, you may have grounds to file a claim.

Inappropriate conduct by a Lyft driver that may be cause for legal action includes:

  • Nonconsensual touching of any body part
  • Unauthorized oral sex
  • Penetration without consent
  • Any type of unwanted sexual act

If you or a loved one has experienced conduct by a Lyft driver that qualifies as inappropriate, we strongly encourage you to reach out to law enforcement immediately. This will allow you to document the details of the incident. Please seek any necessary medical treatment that may have resulted from the assault. Feel free to reach out to our compassionate team if you have any further questions. We will gladly help walk you through the process of filling a sexual assault claim should you need assistance.

Steps to Take After Experiencing Sexual Assault by a Lyft Driver

Contact local police and file a report immediately

Do not contact Lyft to report your assault. Instead, request that the police notify Lyft of the incident. Keep in mind, you have every right to keep your identity anonymous when reporting a sexual assault. If you choose to remain anonymous, request that the police keep your identity                  confidential. Request a female officer be present during your interview if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Strongly consider a SANE or SART examination

When you file your police report, an officer should be able to help you find an examination center. Many medical care providers can also conduct an evidentiary medical examination following a sexual assault. Otherwise, your city or county health and human services can oftentimes provide a list of examination centers.

Take Notes

Make detailed notes documenting everything you can remember regarding the assault. Write these down in a journal or use a voice note app on your phone if that is easier for you. These notes can prove to be of paramount importance in your case, as survivors have a natural response of suppressing the memories of a sexual assault.

Seek the counsel of friends and family members

This is not your fault and you do not need to feel ashamed. This is especially true if you had even drinking and chose to take a Lyft rather than get behind the wheel impaired. The support of loved ones such as friends and family members can provide comfort and compassion that can help immensely during this time.

Receive medical treatment

Seek medical attention for any physical injuries that may have resulted from your attack. Therapy from a counselor specializing in sexual trauma can help you cope with your experience.

Contact a Law Firm Specializing in Lyft Sexual Assault Cases

Once you have taken care of yourself, you may be interested in learning about your options towards filing a Lyft sexual assault lawsuit. While many personal injury lawyers claim to specialize in rideshare sexual assault claims, we encourage you to find one with a history of results. These types of cases are incredibly complex, and choosing the right law firm to represent you can make all the difference in the outcome of your claim.

Statute of Limitations for Lyft Sexual Assault Lawsuits

It is important to consult a Lyft sexual assault attorney as soon as possible. The statute of limitations dictating how long a survivor has to file a civil case for a personal injury varies from state to state. For example, in California there is a two-year limit from the date of the assault. Our law firm serves clients throughout the United States, so contact us today to learn about your state’s specific statues regarding your deadline to file a civil case for sexual assault.

What are the potential damages that can be awarded in a lawsuit against Lyft for Sexual Assault?

Any questions you may have regarding a Lyft sexual assault settlement can be answered during a free and confidential case evaluation. Please keep in mind that every case is different. There are however general guidelines in personal injury law that can provide you with an idea as to what kind of damages you may be able to claim. Survivors of a Lyft sexual assault may be entitled to claim:

  • Any current medical expenses related to the assault
  • Recurrent medical expenses including therapy costs and prescription medication
  • Lost wages due to the trauma of the incident
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Legal fees related to the case including any court and lawyer fees

Compensation in Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Because every case is different, we can’t provide what to expect from a Lyft sexual assault settlement. Your Lyft sexual assault lawyer will work with you closely to ensure that you are able to receive the care you need to put your life back in order. Sexual assault victims face a long road to recovery, and our ultimate goal is to help our clients heal.

Feel free to browse our case results to see how what we have been able to secure our clients in the past. We understand the only way to force rideshare companies to improve their business practices is by holding them accountable for their lack of safety measures and the conduct of their drivers.

Maintaining Privacy in a Lyft Lawsuit

What sets us apart from other law firm is our dedication to providing our clients with a safe environment to promote healing. We understand the emotional distress that accompanies sexual abuse cannot be overstated. Maintaining your confidentiality is paramount to our team, and we can ensure your identity stays private during the legal process of filing a Lyft sexual assault lawsuit.

Finding the Best Lyft Sexual Assault Lawyers

Estey & Bomberger has a history of standing up against rideshare services and the sexual predators that their inadequate background checks allow them to hire. We have a perfect record advocating for sexual assault victims, and do everything within our power to ensure our clients receive justice and fair compensation for the life changing impact of their trauma. Our sexual assault attorneys will work tirelessly for you. We have your back.

Every member of our team is here to offer care and support to our clients. We understand the trauma involved with such an experience can take years to move past. When you choose Estey & Bomberger to represent you in a sexual assault lawsuit, we provide everything you need in this difficult time.

During your free and confidential case evaluation, can answer any questions you have about the process of filing a sexual assault lawsuit against Lyft. We want you to be confident in making an informed decision before filing a claim. We will also discuss the resources we have available to help you cope with the trauma you have suffered.

Our compassionate sexual assault attorneys will guide you through every step of the legal process. So that you can feel protected, we can assist you in getting a restraining order against the Lyft driver. We will handle all communication with Lyft and will acquire all the necessary documents for your case.

Contact Estey & Bomberger Today to Get Started

The simple fact is that rideshare apps such as Lyft do not do enough to protect their customers. The background checks they use in their hiring practices are not sufficient. Drivers with a history of sex offenses have passed these background checks, leading to more sexual assault victims. The frequency of Lyft passengers with sexual assault cases against rideshare drivers illustrates this fact. Lyft put profits in front of people. The same people that depend on rideshare companies for transportation every day.

While rideshare companies continue to roll out updated safety features on their apps, these safety measures are simply not enough. Until these services change their hiring practices with more stringent background checks in order to improve rider safety, our law firm will continue to advocate for sexual assault victims.

If you or a loved one has used a rideshare service such as Lyft only to suffer the trauma of a sexual assault at the hands of one of their drivers, the team at Estey & Bomberger is here to support you. From our compassionate sexual assault attorneys to our certified sexual assault victim advocates, we offer everything you need to put the pieces of your life back together following this terrible event.

To learn more, or to schedule a free, no obligation, and completely confidential case evaluation, contact the compassionate team of Lyft sexual assault attorneys at Estey & Bomberger today.

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