If you are a victim of sexual assault or rape by an Uber or Lyft driver you are not alone. As these ride-sharing companies become more and more popular, the number of sexual crimes committed by their drivers continues to increase. If this has happened to you, a friend or a loved one, we are here to help.
Are Uber And Lyft Responsible For The Sexual Crimes Of Their Drivers?
Ride-sharing companies have set up their business model so they can claim they are not responsible for the harm caused by the drivers they are profiting from. They claim they are doing nothing more than providing a platform so that drivers and passengers can connect with one another. The drivers are not company employees.
On the other hand, there have been enough arrests of Uber and Lyft drivers accused of sexual crimes to put the companies on notice of the problem. Because they are profiting from the driving transaction, Uber and Lyft should take safety measures to protect passengers from known dangers. This includes the known danger that drivers may engage in unwanted sexual advances. Unfortunately, many in the industry believe Uber and Lyft are not doing enough to prevent these attacks. A skilled personal injury attorney from our law firm can help.
How Frequently Are Uber And Lyft Drivers Accused Of Sexual Assault Or Rape In Florida?
No one knows how often ride-sharing drivers are involved in a sexual crime. We do know, however, that even once is one too many. We also know the news is reporting Uber and Lyft driver arrests in Florida on a regular basis. Here are a few headlines:
Can Our Law Firm Handle Sexual Assualt And Rape Cases Involving Uber And Lyft All Over Florida?
Uber and Lyft have become the preferred way to travel all over the state of Florida. Whether you are in Tampa or any other city in Florida does not matter. You should not pick your personal injury attorney based on geographic location. Instead you should hire a lawyer that knows personal injury and knows how to hold ride-sharing companies accountable for harm caused by their drivers. Our law firm handles cases all over Florida and we can help you too.