Ehline Law Blog about Ridesharing

Dec 10, 2019

Uber Forced to Admit to Thousands of Rapes and Assaults in its Services

Part of a Much Larger Problem Uber is back in the news. Unfortunately, it's for a familiar reason. The now infamous ridesharing company is on the hook for the news that it allowed thousands of rapes and sexual assaults. Companies like Uber and Lyft attempted to cover up such assaults. Now it's out in the open. In just two years, Uber's services saw nearly 6,000 rapes and sexual assaults. 5,981, according to CNN. The assaults took place between 2017-2018. This includes 464 reports of rape. Astonishingly, the company previously forced victims to clam up about the attacks and sign binding arbitration agreements. "The report showed that about 92% of the victims of rape were riders and about 7% of the victims were drivers," CNN reported. Uber is likely to release further statements. However, no matter how they spin it, this is a damning report. In addition, Uber's poor attitude allows for more assaults. Victims Deserve Justice Victims of such attacks deserve more than statements from the company. Ridesharing corporations have so far gotten away with allowing these heinous acts for years. It's simply unacceptable. Worse, some people think we have to rely on lawmakers to make the difference. With a few exceptions, the states and the feds are scarcely interested in challenging a top political donor. It's often up to the victims themselves and their families. There is justice, including suing the companies that allowed this and the drivers themselves. Negligence is no excuse. The Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC is one of the leading experts in ridesharing assault cases in the state of California. We fight for the victims of attacks and don't rest until they win. That is why we promise something simple: if you don't win, we don't get paid. We also offer immediate legal service, 24/7. Our firm will travel to you to inform you of your legal rights. To find out more, and to speak to one of our legal experts, please call or email us immediately.

Dec 10, 2019

Philadelphia Lyft Assault the Next in Chain of Violence

Yet Another Abuse of the Ridesharing Companies Another day, another act of violence in a ridesharing vehicle. This time it is a Lyft. Last week it was a report on almost 6,000 rapes and sexual assaults committed in Uber services. It's time for such terrible actions to stop. Unfortunately, we have to review the terrible details of this case. A Philadelphia woman alleges that a Lyft driver assaulted her. The reporting comes from the New York Post, and the details are scary. Helene Barrios is just 18. She wrote on Twitter that an Lyft driver assaulted her Sunday after a terrible ride. According to Barrios, the driver was speaking on the phone and then turned the music up all the way. The driver then kicked the passenger out of the car. But it doesn't stop there. Barrios alleges that the driver then assaulted the teen for recording the altercation. Her phone was broken and she posted a number of photos, including a large part of her hair ripped out by the driver. Lyft issued a boilerplate statement, which is surely not enough. The company said that it would cooperate with law enforcement, which is the barest of bare minimums. Furthermore, there are potential legal and medical bills for a teen who just wanted a ride. Seeking Justice for Ridesharing Injuries If any of this sounds familiar to you, you deserve justice. The skilled transportation injury attorneys at the Ehline Law Firm APLC have decades of experience under their belt. Our team will come to you to discuss your legal rights in a free consultation. We promise not to charge a cent unless we win for you. In addition, in some cases we cover the medical expenses up front as needed. You are not alone. Contact us 24/7 for more info. We will be there for you when you need it the most.