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Rideshare Sexual Assault FAQ

After experiencing a rideshare sexual assault, it can be hard to know what to do. It is important to know these answers for yourself or a loved one.

What do I do after a rideshare sexual assault?

First, write down everything you remember. This will help law enforcement collect evidence. Then, consult with an knowledgeable attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. We have over 20 years of experience Then, report the crime and ask for your personal information to be confidential. We can help if you are scared.

What if I was drunk?

Being drunk is never a reason for rideshare sexual assault. When you book a rideshare like Uber or Lyft, you are putting your trust in the driver to get you home safely. You made the smart decision to not drive. Regardless of having a few too many drinks, no one deserves to be sexually assaulted. Without consent, it is rape.

Is my case confidential?

You are a survivor and have every right to privacy. When making the initial report to the police, make sure to request confidentiality. Unfortunately, journalists monitor public records. If your name is attached to the report, it could be published. 

However, when we file your lawsuit we will ensure confidentially on your public court record. The record cannot be sealed, but your identity won’t be revealed. We can use a fake name to protect your privacy. 

Why is Uber or Lyft at fault?

Uber and Lyft exist by convincing the public that it is perfectly safe to get into a stranger’s car. However, Uber or Lyft do not perform sufficient background screenings before hiring drivers. There isn’t any fingerprinting or search of a national database. All the information known about the drivers are supplied by them. 

Uber should be responsible for the negligence and battery. It is their drivers, and they were negligent in the hiring process.

Why do I need an attorney?

A knowledgeable and compassionate attorney like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm can help obtain the maximum possible compensation. A large company like Uber or Lyft could try to intimidate or silence your claim. But, an attorney will make sure that doesn’t happen. Plus, we will ensure your anonymity.

 

At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we can help bring closure to rideshare sexual assault survivors. Compensation could be available. These claims can help prevent future victims and hold these companies liable for their negligence.