Rideshare Assault Lawsuits in New York

Rideshare Assaults in New York

Both Uber and Lyft operate in New York. This means that drivers and passengers are at risk for rideshare-related assault. Rideshare assaults can happen anywhere rideshare services are available.

Uber and Lyft only provide limited statistics for reports of assaults on their apps, but some nationwide numbers are available. Uber reported that over 9,000 sexual assault complaints were made to the company between 2017 and 2020, while Lyft had over 4,000 between 2017 and 2019. In regard to physical assaults, both companies only chose to publish statistics on fatal physical assaults. Uber reported 39 fatal physical assaults between 2017 and 2020 and Lyft reported 10 fatal physical assaults between 2017 and 2019. Assaults vary widely and can include sexual assaults, rape, physical assaults, carjackings, kidnappings and shootings.

Regardless of what city or town you live in, a good rideshare lawyer can assist you with both Uber lawsuits and Lyft lawsuits.

Victims of Rideshare Assault in New York

New York victims of rideshare assault can be either passengers or drivers. Occasionally, third parties are also victims of a rideshare-related assault or accident. Victims can be survivors of rideshare sexual assaults or rideshare physical assaults. Even when reported to Uber or Lyft, rideshare companies often take minimal measures to assist their drivers and passengers who experience assault while using these platforms.

Where Rideshare Assaults Happen in New York

Rideshare users in New York are at risk of assault. Assaults can happen anywhere that rideshare services are offered, but they are more frequent where there are more users. Cities and boroughs where rideshare assault may occur include:

  • Albany
  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • Harlem
  • Manhattan
  • New York City
  • Queens
  • Rochester
  • Staten Island
  • Syracuse

Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations in New York

In New York, personal injuries related to ridesharing services are subject to statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations determine how long after an adverse event and individual can file a claim for their injuries. Statutes of limitations are sometimes extended for certain types of harm. New York statutes of limitations that may apply to your case include:

  • Personal injury: 3 years from the event
  • Wrongful death: 2 years from date of death

An experienced rideshare lawyer can help determine your legal options and assist with filing an Uber or Lyft lawsuit in New York. Click here to fill out a short form and receive a free case evaluation.

Why Choose The Meneo Law Group?

At The Meneo Law Group, we serve every client as a unique individual. We take the time to understand our clients to offer them the best services and deliver the best results we can. Additionally, we partner with other experienced law groups to further improve outcomes in cases nationwide, including New York. Attorney Ron Meneo brings over 25 years of experience to his practice of law and has a proven track record of excellence in legal representation.


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