If you have been sexually assaulted by an Uber driver or rider, you are not alone. In fact, unfortunately, thousands of incidents of sexual assault related to Uber rides in the US are reported every year, according to the company’s safety reports. These assaults range from non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual body part to non-consensual sexual penetration, or rape. In fact, Uber recorded 141 reports of rape on its platform in the US in 2020. If you are a victim, please don’t hesitate to contact a compassionate and skilled New York Uber sexual assault lawyer from Bell Law Group today.
Uber Sexual Assault Lawyer | Here to Fight for Justice
Sexual assault is a traumatic and devastating experience that can have lasting physical, emotional, and financial consequences. You deserve justice and compensation for the harm you have suffered. A New York personal lawyer from our firm can fight for you and hold the right parties accountable.
Uber has a history of trying to avoid responsibility for the safety of its riders and drivers. The company has faced lawsuits, investigations, and criticism for its handling of sexual assault cases. In fact, Uber worked with advocacy groups to create a “taxonomy” of sexual assault —five categories ranging from non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual body part to non-consensual penetration—for the report. This may be an attempt to downplay the severity and frequency of these incidents.
Uber has also faced criticism for its background checks. Though the company does conduct background checks, they do not necessarily reach the level of scrutiny they should in order to provide passengers with greater assurance of their safety. In fact, it’s even possible for individuals to use fake identities to conceal their criminal records and qualify as Uber drivers. Additionally, as things stand now, Uber also does not require drivers to install cameras in their vehicles, which is another safety concern for passengers and drivers alike.
How Bell Law Group Can Help
If you are a victim of sexual assault in an Uber, a dedicated and skilled Uber sexual assault lawyer can help you in many ways, such as:
- Providing you with compassionate and confidential legal advice
- Gathering evidence to support your claim, such as medical records, police reports, witness statements, and Uber records
- Negotiating with Uber and its insurance company to seek a fair settlement
- Filing a lawsuit against Uber and the perpetrator and representing you in court
- Seeking damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more
Don’t let Uber get away with negligence or misconduct. Don’t let them silence you or pressure you into accepting a lowball offer. Don’t let them deny you the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact a New York Uber sexual assault lawyer today and let us fight for you.
Contact an Uber Sexual Assault Attorney Today
If you have been sexually assaulted by an Uber driver or rider, you need to act fast. There are time limits for filing a claim or lawsuit against Uber and the perpetrator. You also need to preserve any evidence that may be lost or destroyed over time.
Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today for a free consultation with a New York Uber sexual assault lawyer. We will listen to your story, answer your questions, and explain your legal options. You are not alone. You are not powerless. You are not without hope. Bell Law Group is on your side.