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.