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Las Vegas Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawyer

Are you a survivor of a sexual assault that was committed by an Uber or Lyft driver? Let Burk Injury Lawyers help you hold the rideshare company accountable for the trauma you’ve endured.

As a Las Vegas rideshare sexual assault lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the rights of the people of Nevada, I’ll make sure you receive fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.

  • I have over 20 years of experience helping injured people recover.
  • If you can’t come to my office, I’ll visit with you in your home,
  • hospital room, or wherever is convenient to you.
  • I offer free case evaluations.
  • There are no attorney fees unless we win your case.

Hurt by a Jerk? Better call Burk. 702-620-2020

Do You Have a Sexual Assault Case Against Uber or Lyft?

As the popularity of companies like Uber and Lyft has escalated, sexual assault incidents involving rideshare drivers have become a growing concern. If you experienced unwanted sexual advances at the hands of an Uber or Lyft driver, you are not alone. You may have legal options available to seek justice and compensation for the harm done to you.

Our law firm understands the sensitive nature of these cases. We offer compassionate yet determined legal representation to help you navigate the legal process, hold the rideshare company accountable, and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to receive. Our legal team is here to support you through this challenging time. Reach out to us for a free, confidential consultation. Let’s discuss your situation and explore your legal options. There’s no fee unless we win your case. 

What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a crime, and it can come in many forms. It sometimes involves physical sexual violence, but that’s not always the case. Different types of sexual assault include:

  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Unwanted fondling or sexual touching
  • Forcing the performance of sexual acts, like oral sex 
  • Performing sexual acts on someone who is unable to provide consent


What to Do if You Were Sexually Assaulted by a Rideshare Driver in Nevada

If you were sexually assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver in Nevada, it’s vital that you take the following steps to protect your well-being and your legal rights. 


Call the Police.

Call 9-1-1 as soon as possible after the assault. The sooner you report the incident to police, the more likely you are to remember important details.


Seek Medical Attention.

Go to the nearest hospital, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured. They’ll be able to perform a sexual assault examination, treat your injuries, and document your injuries. 


Contact the Rideshare Company.

Uber and Lyft have emergency alert buttons within their apps that enable riders to report dangerous situations while they are using the rideshare services. 


Preserve Evidence.

Try not to shower, bathe, or change your clothes until you have been examined, and the police have gathered the evidence they need. 


Call Burk Injury Lawyers.

Our team will gather criminal records and other evidence to demonstrate that Uber or Lyft failed to provide you with a safe environment. 

When you contact our law firm to discuss your case, we’ll keep all of your personal information confidential. We will take care of the legal side of things, and handle all communication with the rideshare company so you can focus on what’s important – healing. 

What Damages Can You Recover in a Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

A wide range of damages may be available to you if your sexual assault case is successful. While you can sue the perpetrator for your losses, your damages will likely be significantly more if we file a negligence lawsuit against the rideshare company. For your lawsuit to be successful, we’ll need to demonstrate that the company owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, that their breach caused you to suffer some type of physical or emotional injury, and that you suffered losses. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are those that are easily quantifiable, because they have a monetary amount linked to them. They include things like your medical bills, medications, therapy sessions, and lost wages. 

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages refer to losses that are subjective. Examples include pain and suffering and emotional trauma. In many sexual assault cases, noneconomic damages are substantial.

Although we cannot guarantee how much you will receive if your lawsuit is successful, we can provide you with a fairly accurate estimate during your free case evaluation. 

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Why File a Rideshare Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

Substantial compensation is not the only reason why it’s important to file a lawsuit after a rideshare sexual assault. Filing a lawsuit helps protect other people from suffering the same fate. According to Uber’s 2022 safety report that looked at 2019-2020, there were 3,824 sexual assaults reported on the company’s app. Lyft issued a similar report that looked at 2017-2019, finding more than 4,000 instances of sexual assault. Sadly, only a fraction of these people have filed sexual assault lawsuits against the companies.

How Are Lyft and Uber Liable for Sexual Assaults?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft owe a duty to their customers to provide a safe environment. Despite this, both companies have been accused of disregarding victim reports, minimizing criminal records, failing to thoroughly screen drivers, and failing to implement effective safety changes in their apps. If one of these companies failed to do their due diligence, and you were assaulted, that company can be held liable. 

Who Can File a Sexual Assault Case Against Uber or Lyft?

If you used a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft, and you were sexually assaulted during or after your ride, you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the company. This is true even if the assault happened shortly after you were dropped off. 

Generally, plaintiffs in negligence cases have just two years to take legal action against the negligent party in Nevada. However, the statute of limitations is different for people who suffer injuries because of sexual assault in the state. During your free case evaluation, we’ll discuss the specifics of your case and let you know how long you have to sue. 

How Do Personal Injury Attorneys Get Paid?

When we tell our clients that we don’t charge any upfront fees, we often get a look of surprise. So, how do personal injury attorneys get paid? At Burk Injury Lawyers, we accept cases on contingency. We shoulder the financial burdens of gathering evidence, hiring experts, and helping you pursue compensation for your losses. When your case resolves, we subtract a percentage of your settlement or jury award to cover our fees. If we don’t recover compensation on your behalf, we don’t get paid.  

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Getting Help After Rideshare Sexual Assault

There are numerous resources available to survivors of rideshare sexual assault in Nevada. In addition to contacting our law firm for advice and legal representation, our team recommends that you reach out to these organizations for additional assistance. 

At Burk Injury Lawyers, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the legal system while you’re trying to heal – especially when big name companies like Uber and Lyft are involved. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through the legal process. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations, there are no upfront fees, and we won’t back down from rideshare companies, their insurance companies, or their team of attorneys.