Rideshare: Driver or Passenger
Assault, Injury, Death

Rideshare: Driver or Passenger
Assault, Injury, or Death

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have become a normal part of our daily lives, providing a steady stream of income, or an on-demand ride. As popular and convenient as these services are, whether a driver or a passenger, safety should be paramount - unfortunately, this isn't always the case. When drivers or passengers are sexually or physically assaulted, rideshare companies often try to avoid responsibility and fail to implement preventative measures for the safety of everyone involved.

Rideshare Drivers

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), driving-for-hire is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, with assaults - and even murders - of drivers happening at an alarming rate. There are safety measures available that rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, could implement and enforce such as a strong plexiglass barrier between driver and passengers, the installation of at least one camera, and a "panic" button alerting 911 of an emergency and the car's location.

If you or a loved one have been assaulted, raped, or murdered while driving for a rideshare company, contact Corrie Yackulic today to seek justice and potential compensation.

Seattle Attorney Corrie Yackulic and her co-counsel have sued Uber for liability in the murder of a driver who was stabbed to death. The two customers who murdered him had opened their Uber account moments earlier, using fabricated information and an unverified payment method.

To read the filed legal complaint,
 click here.

Rideshare Passengers

As passengers, you use rideshare services to get to work, for a ride home after seeing friends, to get groceries, and for many other situations. The last thing you should have to worry about is your safety. Unfortunately, according to court records, tens of thousands of rideshare passengers in the U.S. have been assaulted, raped, and even murdered. These statistics are not widely known or disseminated openly by rideshare companies. When safety isn't prioritized by the mega-million dollar rideshare companies, these dire statistics continue to rise.

If you are a driver or passenger who has been harmed in a rideshare vehicle, contact an attorney experienced in holding entities responsible for harm incurred due to negligence.