Rideshare Assault Lawsuits in Iowa

Rideshare Assaults in Iowa

Assaults in rideshares have occurred in Iowa. Iowa passengers and drivers continue to be at risk of sexual assaults and physical assaults related to rideshare services. Users have experienced rape, shootings, carjackings, abductions and kidnappings. Some individuals have also been involved in rideshare accidents. If certain criteria are met, rideshare companies may be held liable for injuries resulting from these incidents.

Uber and Lyft both publish safety reports on a regular basis. These reports share with the public complaints of assault made to the rideshare companies. Reporting is minimal and only gives national numbers, but they still provide insight into the frequency of these events. The true number of these occurrences is likely higher due to underreporting by users. Between 2017 and 2019, Lyft shared that there were over 4,000 sexual assault reports made on the app, while 10 fatal physical assaults were reported. For Uber, from 2017 to 2020, over 9,000 sexual assaults and 39 fatal physical assaults were reported. Unfortunately, neither company shares non-fatal physical assault statistics with the public

If you are a victim of assault related to an Uber or Lyft service, a rideshare lawyer may be able to help you secure compensation for your injuries. Our law firm handles both Lyft and Uber cases.

Victims of Rideshare Assault in Iowa

Victims of rideshare assault may be passengers, drivers or in some cases third parties. Sexual assault including rape, physical assaults, and even accidents are all events where cases can be brought against Uber or Lyft if certain criteria are met. If you are a rideshare assault victim, please complete this form to receive a free, confidential case evaluation from The Meneo Law Group.

Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations in Iowa

For most rideshare lawsuits, statutes of limitations apply. This means there is a timeline after the assault or injury in which one must file their case. If an individual misses the window to file, they may lose rights to file their case. In Iowa, the statutes of limitations that may pertain to your case are as follows:

  • Personal injury: 2 years from the event
  • Wrongful death: 2 years from date of death

There may be exceptions that expand the statutes of limitations for your case, so it is important to speak with an experienced rideshare lawyer to determine your options.

Why Choose The Meneo Law Group?

At The Meneo Law Group we have been representing personal injury victims nationwide for over 25 years. We work closely with our clients to understand their case thoroughly and take great care to ensure clear communication throughout the legal process. Our goal is to make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible for our clients. We have served many rideshare assault victims. Please fill out the form below to request your free case evaluation. Someone will get back to you right away.


Please fill in the form below, call us at 1-866-371-8506, or email us at confidentialinquiry@meneolawgroup.com to request a FREE case evaluation if you or a loved one suffered a sexual assault, a serious physical attack, or an accident as a passenger or a driver during an Uber or Lyft ride.

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