Rideshare giant Uber has been no stranger to controversy since the company’s meteoric rise as a transportation company. Now the company might be in its hottest water yet after releasing a report detailing over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in the U.S. last year.
The sexual assaults are broken down into 21 categories, most notable among them 235 rapes. The report is the result of an effort by Uber to be more transparent in their business practices and safety.
Were You a Victim?
Women in Illinois and Missouri frequently use the services of Uber or Lyft. There’s nothing inherently wrong with being a ridesharing customer, so there’s no reason to fear for your safety outside the perils of the road.
However, since the release of the report mentioned above, several women are speaking out. Women, in general, are vulnerable outside the home — but isolated with a stranger in a locked car is an especially dangerous situation.
You trust the driver of your Uber to have your safety in mind. But when they turn around and assault you, how do you fight back? Someone has to be held accountable.
Call Stephanie Lyons at Walton Telken Injury Lawyers at 844-231-0383 for your free consultation about your rideshare sexual assault.
Now is Your Time to Speak Out
There is plenty of data out now that points to Uber being a dangerous way for women to travel. There is a shortage of vetting on the part of Uber that needs to be addressed.
Were you sexually assaulted or harassed by the driver of an Uber or Lyft in Missouri or Illinois? We understand how hard it is to come forward when you’ve been a victim. Where do you even start? Who do you talk to? How do you hold a giant company like Uber accountable?
Stephanie Lyons has built a career of holding corporations accountable for their wrongdoing. She wants to advise all victims of their legal rights when it comes to being sexually assaulted.
Call a Sexual Assault Attorney Today
Walton Telken Injury Lawyers are dedicated to making sure the women of Missouri and Illinois are protected from predators. We want to make sure victims have the power to speak up and get the justice they deserve.