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Lyft Sued By 20 More Women Alleging Rape and Sexual Assault

lyft sexual assualtThe number of women alleging Lyft has failed to take sufficient measures to stop sexual assault by its drivers is growing. Twenty more women joined together in a lawsuit, alleging they were assaulted, kidnapped and raped while using Lyft’s ride-hailing service. That means at least 55 women have either filed or joined lawsuits against Lyft since August 2019.

The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, December 4th, follows a September complaint filed on behalf of 14 women who alleged they were sexually assaulted or raped after Lyft let “known sexual predators” transport passengers in locations around the country, and the company’s safety oversights led to reports of sexual assault.

After Uber, Lyft is the second-largest ride-hailing service in the country. The 7-year-old company has more than 2 million drivers and 30 million riders throughout Northern America. With operations in all 50 states, it coordinates millions of rides every day.

Lyft’s Poor Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Drivers

The lawsuits claim that Lyft hasn’t done enough to protect riders from sexual assault and that perpetrators are drawn to Lyft to prey on vulnerable women. The lawsuits allege that Lyft does substandard background checks on drivers and often fails to deactivate them from the platform after sexual assault allegations.

Moreover, the lawsuits claim that Lyft tends to stonewall victims, ignoring, dismissing or downplaying their assertions. Lyft riders who report sexual harassment or sexual assault to Lyft’s Trust & Safety Team are often left feeling no better off than had they not reported at all. The bottom line is that the lawsuits claim Lyft fails to protect passengers and doesn’t take its duty to screen drivers seriously enough.

Legal Help for Victims of Sexual Assault by Lyft Drivers

Sexual assault is one of the worst experiences you can suffer. If you have been assaulted by a Lyft driver, you should know that you are not alone. You should also immediately consult with a qualified Los Angeles Lyft sexual assault attorney to protect your legal rights. Your attorney will help you file a claim against all potentially liable parties to get the compensation that you deserve.

Contact Our Lyft Sexual Assault Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault while in a Lyft, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Whether you believe your sexual assault was partially due to Lyft’s negligence or resulted from the driver’s behavior alone, you should immediately contact an attorney. For more information or to consult with an experienced Los Angeles Lyft sexual assault attorney, please call The Carrillo Law Firm at 626-799-9375.

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