Lyft Sexual Assault
Ridesharing platforms and cab services platforms like Uber and Lyft have now become an invincible part of our lives and urban environment. In 2013, ridesharing was legalized in California; however the services still remain in a legal gray area as these ridesharing platforms do not fall under the same strict standards set for the taxi cab service providers.
Over the last 6 years, rideshare companies like Lyft have been involved in a number of legal battles for cases of car accidents due to distracted drivers to sexual assaults on passengers.
Who can be made liable for Lyft Sexual Assault case?
The biggest problem faced by Lyft is handling sexual assault and physical violence cases against their drivers. Lyft is responsible for carrying out appropriate background checks on their drivers, however unfortunately most of these checks investigate only up to the last seven years. Which means any incident happened before the investigate period is not known to Lyft. Hence there are high chances that drivers with previous records or complaints are hired by Lyft.
In most cases the ridesharing companies are not aware of any wrongdoing committed by the drivers while under employment, therefore though unrelated to driving any wrongdoing committed by the driver while employed will involve the company too.
This means that both the driver and the company would be liable for any crime committed. The driver can be directly targeted for claim as he was directly involved in the incident and companies like Lyft would be targeted for a claim for negligent hiring.
Claim or Compensation for a Lyft Sexual Assault:
If you have been grouped or touched or assaulted by a Lyft driver you have every right to take legal action against the driver and the company Lyft for damages. You should file a lawsuit for compensation against your emotional and physical damages because of the incident of sexual assault by a Lyft driver. As a Lyft sexual assault victim you can claim compensation for
- Medical expenses for surgery, hospitalization, present and future medication, therapy
- Loss of income or wages in the past and in future because of the incident
- Damages for any personal items lost or broken during the incident
- Punitive damages to punish and dissuade the driver and the company from repeating the same crime again
We at Khashan Law Firm are at your disposal. Our expert team of attorneys have the knowledge and all the resources available for pursuing the lawsuit efficiently. If you have been a victim of Lyft Sexual Assault, call us at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation. Our entire legal team will ensure that you are able to obtain full compensation for your present and future damages.
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