Uber Sexual Assault
Uber is negligent since their on boarding process for new drivers is not extensive at all. Neither company fingerprints their drivers or uses background checks. Also, there aren’t any in person interviews to screen drivers. Therefore, many passengers are sexually assaulted.
Launched in 2010 in San Francisco as a private care service. Yet, it is now the most valuable privately-held tech startup in the world. It is valued at $70 billion and operates in 630 cities worldwide. Uber provides 15 million rides a day. An app downloaded on a passenger’s phone will match him or her up with a driver. The driver will then bring the passenger to the destination. There isn’t any direct exchange of money since it is automatically charged to the passenger’s credit card.
A CNN investigation found that there are 104 Uber drivers currently accused of sexually assaulting passengers in the last four years. The police arrested the drivers or civil suits have occurred. Juries have convicted 31 drivers for crimes ranging from forcible touching and false imprisonment to rape.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any public data for the exact number of Uber sexual assaults. However, this is a wide-spread problem affecting people across the United States.
CNN found 104 accusations along with dozens more unsolved cases. It is important that if you are the victim of a sexual assault by a rideshare driver to get help.
After sexual assault, it’s hard to know how to react. There is physical and emotional pain. Plus, you may be confused on what steps to take.
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.