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Report Reveals Sexual Assault Incidents in Ride-Share Services

Rideshare services—such as Uber, Lyft and others—are becoming the go-to way to travel around the city. However, instead of finding a safe and trustworthy transportation option, many passengers suffer trauma and assault when they hail a ride from these services.

 Sometimes crime victims suffer unnecessarily due to a preventable attack. This happens when a company fails to use adequate safety measures to protect their clients. 

A recent report from Uber acknowledged that physical and sexual assaults have become a common occurrence before, during or after a rideshare service, and Lyft passengers are speaking out against the company for ignoring complaints of sexual assault and rape.

Uber’s latest safety report revealed that there were 6,000 sexual assault incidents reported in the last two years, between drivers and riders who used the mobile app. One thing to note, however, is that not all victims file a complaint. Unfortunately, about 65% of sexual assaults are generally unreported.

If you or a loved have faced unwanted physical contact or sexual advances from a rideshare driver or passenger, were physically injured, were subjugated in the driver/passenger’s attempt of sexual assault or experienced a traumatic incident, call a personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you need. Our Florida personal injury attorneys can help you through the process and determine if better security measures should've been in place to prevent your attack.

The moments and days after an attack are often a scary and overwhelming time for the victim and their family. Let us help. We understand these crimes have tragic and immediate consequences. 

The expense from medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering can add up quickly. By bringing a claim and holding the company and perpetrator responsible, you also encourage them to fix their lax protective measures which can save others from future attacks and injury.

At Rubenstein Law, we understand how upsetting and even painful it can be to suffer sexual assault, especially one that could have been prevented by simple safety measures. While money doesn’t make everything better, it can help with bills, lost wages and medical expenses incurred from an attack. Our personal injury lawyers are here to fight for you and your family 365 days a year 24/7. Call us now at 1-800-FL-LEGAL or visit your nearby office across Florida.