Uber Rideshare Assault Lawsuit

Across the country, brave individuals have filed rideshare lawsuits against Uber and other companies after being sexually assaulted or attacked by their drivers. If you were assaulted by a rideshare driver, you may be able to seek justice through an Uber rideshare lawsuit.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we can guide you through this difficult journey toward healing, compensation and accountability. Reach out to us now to learn more.

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Uber Sexual Assault Claims

Uber & Lyft® Safety Reports

Uber and Lyft, the two largest rideshare companies in the U.S., have both released safety reports detailing assaults, accidents and injuries sustained by their passengers.

Unfortunately, there have been thousands of rideshare sexual assault victims in the United States:

  • Uber reported 9,805 instances of sexual assault from 2017 to 2020
  • Lyft reported 4,158 instances of sexual assault from 2017 to 2019

Since many sexual assaults do not get reported, these numbers may not represent the full extent of the abuse that has taken place. However, victims of rideshare assault may be able to take legal action and pursue justice for their suffering.

While filing a lawsuit cannot take away the pain you’ve experienced, it can hold rideshare companies accountable, prevent predators from hurting others and allow you to seek the financial compensation you deserve.

Multiple Lawsuits Pending Against Uber

Currently, at least 79 assault lawsuits filed or pending against Uber. Unfortunately, these lawsuits highlight the range of physical and emotional injuries that can be caused by a rideshare driver.

Uber victims across the country have reported:

  • Kidnapping
  • Physical attacks
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking

If you were harmed by an Uber driver, you don’t have to suffer in silence. We have female nurses on staff who can listen to your story and let you know more about your legal options.

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Who Can File an Uber Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

You may be able to file an Uber sexual assault lawsuit and pursue compensation if you or your loved one:

  • Used Uber or another rideshare app
  • Was assaulted by the rideshare driver

Not sure if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit? Contact Simmons Hanly Conroy now. We can help determine if you qualify to take legal action and answer any questions you may have about the process.

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Filing an Uber Assault Lawsuit

Rideshare assault victims claim that companies like Uber failed to protect them by not performing adequate background checks on drivers or addressing past assault complaints.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we are committed to holding rideshare companies accountable for their negligence and fighting for justice on behalf of assault victims.

Our experienced legal team can:

  • Provide a free consultation to determine if you can take legal action
  • Collect evidence needed to build your case
  • File your Uber lawsuit within any deadlines
  • Negotiate an Uber settlement for assault
  • Present your case in court during a trial if it doesn’t settle

An Uber lawsuit settlement or verdict can help you pay for medical bills, therapy, lost wages and more. Let us get you the compensation you deserve.

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Our Lyft & Uber Assault Lawyers

Ellyn Hurd, Firm Partner

In the Complex Litigation Department, Attorney Ellyn Hurd focuses her practice on litigating the firm’s sex abuse cases. She has tirelessly worked to help secure billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for thousands of victims and communities.

Ellyn has been an integral member on the trial team of several high-profile cases in the areas of prescription opioids and clergy abuse litigation. She served as one of the lead lawyers in a consolidated sexual abuse case that involved over 150 Haitian nationals against Fairfield University, the Society of Jesus of New England and others in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. That case was successfully resolved through a class action settlement.

Ellyn was also a member of the trial teams in the San Francisco opioid trial against Walgreens and the New York opioid trial against manufacturers and distributors of opioids. These opioid trials have led to significant nationwide settlements for communities across the U.S.

“I will litigate against Uber and Lyft just as passionately as I did against other industry giants,” Ellyn said. “We are fighting the good fight, and each time, I am able to help a survivor of sexual assault I am reminded of why I practice law.”

Jo Anna Pollock, Firm Partner

Attorney Jo Anna Pollock is a partner in the Complex Litigation Department, where she focuses on many areas, including sex abuse litigation. She devotes her practice to representing people, oftentimes women, who have been harmed through the wrongdoing of others.

“Giving a voice to women who would otherwise have not had one is one of my greatest passions,” Jo Anna said. “No defendant is too big for us, not even Uber or Lyft, and it is a privilege to work with rideshare sexual assault survivors as they stand up to companies that put them at risk.”

Jo Anna works on cases nationwide through all stages of the litigation process and has spent the last 20 years in trial and appellate courts across the country securing more than a billion dollars on behalf of her clients.

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Our Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyers Can Help Survivors Nationwide

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we understand the courage it takes to tell your story, and we’re proud to help amplify the voices of assault survivors.

For over 20 years, our lawyers have advocated for clients harmed through no fault of their own — and we have the resources and skills needed to stand up to powerful companies like Uber and get results.

To date, we’ve successfully recovered over $10.6 billion for victims and their families across the country. These victories are not just legal wins — they are steps toward healing and rebuilding lives.

Reach out to our team today for a free legal consultation.

Rideshare Assault Lawsuit FAQs

Is there an Uber class action lawsuit?

While there is not an Uber class action lawsuit at this time, an Uber multidistrict litigation (MDL) was announced on October 4, 2023.

The MDL will consolidate rideshare sexual assault lawsuits against Uber and transfer them to the Northern District of California, where the cases will be heard by Senior District Judge Charles R. Breyer.

Additional victims can still file an Uber assault lawsuit. Get a free consultation now to learn if you may be eligible to file an Uber lawsuit.

How many lawsuits is Uber facing?

Currently, Uber is facing 79 lawsuits for sexual assault. However, this number will likely continue to climb as additional victims come forward.

How common are Uber assaults?

Between 2017 and 2020, Uber documented 9,805 instances of sexual assault.

While the company claims this is a small fraction of the total number of Uber rides that took place during this time period, nobody should face assault during an Uber ride.

If you were a victim of a rideshare assault, you are not alone. Contact our team to find out how we may be able to support you during this difficult time.

How much does a rideshare lawyer charge?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our rideshare lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with our team.

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Attorney Jo Anna Pollock is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy in the Complex Litigation Department, where she focuses on public nuisance, class actions, sex abuse and environmental litigation. She devotes her practice to representing people, county governments and businesses that have been harmed through the wrongdoing of others. Jo Anna works on cases nationwide through all stages of the litigation process. She has spent the last 20 years in trial and appellate courts across the country securing more than a billion dollars on behalf of her clients.

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