Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are always performing background checks on prospective drivers to ensure passenger safety, but these tests are not always 100 percent accurate. This increases the risk of passengers being physically or sexually assaulted by the driver. With drivers managing their own time and vehicles, Uber and Lyft cannot ultimately oversee each rider’s safety.
These rideshare services have been a popular use of transportation for many, especially those that rely on a safe ride home after consuming alcohol. There have been numerous victims coming forward with a sexual assault case alleging that they were attacked by their Uber or Lyft driver.
Victims of sexual assault through a rideshare service will need an experienced rideshare sexual assault lawyer for legal representation. The Guardian Legal Network can connect victims with professional and committed lawyers who offer 100% free, confidential consultations.