Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyer

Many people use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft as a convenient form of transportation. Unfortunately, vulnerable rideshare passengers often experience experience sexual abuse, harassment, or misconduct while riding with Lyft and Uber. This kind of criminal behavior cannot go unpunished. 

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If you or a loved one experienced sexual abuse in a rideshare, the skilled legal team at Meirowitz & Wasserberg is standing by to help you claim justice, accountability, and compensation from the perpetrator and their rideshare company. We are standing by to explain your legal rights and discuss how we can help you fight for justice. 

Do not wait to take legal action. Reach out online or call (844) 446-9529 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with our knowledgeable and compassionate rideshare sexual assault lawyers

How Can the Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg Help You?

Rideshare sexual assault is an extremely traumatizing experience, which can make it difficult for victims to come forward and hold perpetrators accountable. We understand and are here to ensure you know your full legal rights. Reach out to our compassionate, knowledgeable sexual assault lawyers today. We are here to help and will stand by you every step of the way should you choose to pursue a claim. 

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we represent people, not corporations. Our top-tier legal team is led by Samuel Meirowitz, a New York Super Lawyer, and Daniel Wasserberg, a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We will handle your case with the utmost care and sensitivity it deserves.

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We are a nationally recognized law firm offering compassionate legal counsel and aggressive representation to rideshare sexual assault victims. Our case results speak for themselves. In our decades of legal practice, we have secured over $360 million in settlements and verdicts

Client Testimonials

Our skilled legal team has extensive experience at both the negotiation table and in the courtroom. We aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available for rideshare assault victims. Learn more about the high quality of our services by exploring the testimonials we have received from our many satisfied clients:

“This firm really cares about their clients, and Melissa Ryan Reitberg is the best! She is the true definition of a zealous advocate and will go the extra mile for her clients.” – Natalie Felsenfeld

“I have had very positive dealings with Meirowitz & Wasserberg, and Melissa is awesome. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone seeking effective and capable counsel.” – Jordan Rothman

“The attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg are so easy to work with. Jonathan Alvarez knows how to get the job done fast and efficiently and is extremely reliable. I recommend calling them when something goes wrong.” – Michael Gregor

Understanding Rideshare Sexual Assault Laws

Of course, sexual assault is a crime in jurisdictions across the country and carries serious legal consequences, including incarceration. Rideshare sexual assault includes things like: 

  • Verbal Harassment – Making lewd or suggestive comments.
  • Unwanted Advances – Making unwanted sexual advances.
  • Assault – Physical assault, ranging widely from inappropriate touching to rape.
  • Coercion – Using coercion or threats to engage in sexual acts with passengers.
  • Exposure – Exposing themselves sexually to passengers.
  • Leering – Staring at passengers in a sexually suggestive manner.
  • Recording – Sexual acts or encounters without a passenger’s consent.

In addition to stiff criminal penalties, sexual predators and rideshare companies responsible for hiring them to drive their passengers may also face liability through civil lawsuits. In addition to justice and accountability, rideshare sexual assault victims may be entitled to significant monetary compensation.

What Should You Do If a Rideshare Driver Sexually Assaults You?

Rideshare sexual assault victims do not have to suffer in silence. Remember, sexual assault is never your fault, and all victims deserve to be heard. 

The best way to protect your rights and ensure that the perpetrator in your case faces justice is to work with our trusted legal advocates. Take the following steps if you are the victim of rideshare sexual assault:

1. Report the Incident to the Rideshare Company

Follow the rideshare platform’s instructions to report the abuse. Both Uber and Lyft allow rideshare passengers to report incidents through their respective apps. You may even have the option to flag the driver.

2. File a Police Report

File a report with law enforcement. This step is crucial because it officially documents the sexual assault with an objective third party, which will be vital if you decide to take legal action.

3. File a Rideshare Assault Lawsuit

Contact our rideshare sexual assault lawyers as soon as possible. We will evaluate your case and determine if you qualify to file a civil lawsuit. You may be entitled to significant legal compensation for the impact of the rideshare sexual assault on your well-being, including physical injuries and emotional distress. We offer compassionate legal counsel and will fight for justice on your behalf.

The Role of a Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyer

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our rideshare sexual assault attorneys are passionate about helping our clients seek justice, accountability, and compensation for their injuries and losses caused by the wrongful acts of others. We offer comprehensive legal services, including:

  • Legal Advice – Providing legal advice to victims on their rights and options.
  • Case Investigation – Conducting a thorough investigation into the incident to gather evidence, such as witness statements and driver records.
  • Advocacy and Representation – Representing victims in negotiations with the rideshare company and in court, as well as advocating for changes to improve safety measures and prevent future assaults.
  • Seeking Compensation – Pursuing compensation for damages such as medical expenses, therapy costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
  • Navigating Legal Processes – Guiding victims through the complexities of the legal system.
  • Compassionate Support – Providing emotional support and guidance throughout the life of your case.
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Who Is Liable for Your Rideshare Sexual Assault?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft must provide safe transportation for their passengers. Uber and Lyft both have policies against sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment. These policies also describe processes to investigate complaints and prevent inappropriate behavior. 

If the rideshare company did not conduct driver background checks, take action to address complaints, or prevent foreseeable harm to passengers, you may have grounds to sue. Speak with our experienced rideshare rape lawyers to see how you can move forward with your case.

What Is the Time Limit to File a Rideshare Sexual Assault Claim?

Every state sets statutes of limitations for filing both criminal and civil cases. Because the statutory deadlines vary, the amount of time you have to file a rideshare sexual assault lawsuit will depend on where the incident took place. In all cases, however, failure to file before the correct deadline will most likely result in your case being dismissed in court. 

Because there is a limited time to file a claim, speak with our rideshare sexual assault attorneys right away. This is the best way to avoid forfeiting your right to recover compensation through a civil claim.

Choosing the Right Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyer

Rideshare sexual assault lawsuits are complex and can be extremely traumatizing for victims. Working with a knowledgeable and compassionate rideshare sexual assault attorney who understands the legal and factual nuances involved in these cases is essential. When searching for a rideshare sexual assault lawyer, look for the following qualities:

  • Experience handling sexual assault cases, particularly those involving rideshare services.
  • Empathetic and compassionate toward your situation, which can make the legal process easier to handle.
  • Specialization in sexual assault cases, ensuring they have the specific knowledge needed for your case.
  • Good communication, including keeping you informed and explaining legal concepts clearly.
  • Strong reputation, including positive client testimonials and a strong track record of success.
  • Accessible and responsive to your needs, providing timely updates and answers to your questions.
  • Extensive resources to thoroughly investigate your case and pursue the best possible outcome.
  • Respects your privacy and maintains confidentiality throughout the legal process.

Steps in a Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawsuit

If you decide to move forward with a rideshare sexual assault lawsuit, here are some of the steps you can expect during the claim process:

1. Investigation and Gathering Evidence

Building a solid rideshare sexual assault case involves gathering robust evidence to support your claim. Our attorneys will gather all available evidence, including videos, images, documentation, and company records, to establish the at-fault party’s liability and prove your damages. 

2. Filing a Lawsuit

Victims can seek compensation by filing a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party. You initiate a lawsuit by filing a complaint with the appropriate court in your jurisdiction, which is then served to the defendant. The defendant will file an answer, and the court will set deadlines for every stage of the litigation process. 

3. Negotiation and Trial

Our rideshare assault attorneys will negotiate with the defendants and their representatives to reach a meaningful settlement. If a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached, your case may need to go to trial. Our nationally recognized trial lawyers have what it takes to skillfully argue your case before a judge and jury.

Rideshare Safety Tips to Prevent Sexual Assault

When using rideshare services, it’s important to stay vigilant against sexual predators. In particular, they may try to take advantage of passengers who are under the influence and cannot defend themselves. There are things you can do to stay safe, including:

  • Checking the driver’s rating in the rideshare app and rejecting rides with low-rated drivers.
  • Checking the driver’s photo, name, and vehicle in the app before getting into the car. 
  • Asking for the driver’s name and who they are picking up before entering the vehicle.
  • Sitting in the backseat to create space between you and the driver.
  • Using the rideshare app to monitor your ride’s progress and ensure you are on track to your destination.
  • Sharing your trip with friends or family during the ride. Uber and Lyft allow you to do this through their platforms.
  • Not sharing personal information with your driver or allowing them to enter your destination.
  • Using the emergency or alert features in the rideshare app if you feel unsafe. You can also call 911 for an immediate response.
  • Rating your driver and submitting a complaint if you experience misconduct during your ride.

Contact an Experienced Rideshare Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one were sexually assaulted as a rideshare passenger, do not wait to speak to an attorney. Our award-winning legal team is ready to help. We offer free, confidential consultations to explain your rights and how we can help you seek justice, accountability, and compensation.

Contact us online or call (844) 446-9529 to speak with our skilled rideshare assault attorneys. With have multiple offices nationwide and are standing by to help rideshare sexual assault victims in New YorkNew JerseyPhiladelphia, Florida, Texas, and beyond.


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