Rideshare Assault Lawsuits in Washington

Rideshare Assaults in Washington

In Washington, passengers and drivers for rideshare apps are at risk of sexual assault and physical assault. There have also been reported rideshare rapes, carjackings, kidnappings and shootings. Users and third parties have also been injured or killed in rideshare accidents.

Lyft and Uber now periodically release safety reports after years of public pressure for transparency. The reports cover sexual assaults and fatal physical assaults at a national level only. Lyft’s report revealed that between 2017 and 2019 there were 10 fatal physical assaults and over 4,000 sexual assaults reported to the company by users. Uber released two reports covering 2017 to 2020 when combined. They revealed that 39 fatal physical assaults and over 9,000 sexual assaults were reported to the platform. These numbers are likely lower than actual cases.

Regardless of the Washington town or city your rideshare assault occurred in, a good rideshare lawyer can help determine legal actions you can take against companies like Uber and Lyft.

Victims of Rideshare Assault in Washington

Washington passengers and drivers have been assaulted during rideshare services. There have been both sexual assaults and physical assaults related to rideshare services in the state. When victims approach companies like Uber and Lyft, they often do not find an acceptable level of support from these companies. So, these individuals turn to rideshare lawyers to help them better understand their legal options.

Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations in Washington

As with all states, Washington has statutes of limitations that will apply to your rideshare assault case. Statutes of limitations are laws that set a timeline limiting how long you have to file your case. Washington statutes of limitations that are likely to apply to your case include:

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

Because there may be exceptions that extend the statutes of limitations or other laws that may affect your case, it is important to consult with a qualified attorney to get the best results. They can assist you in filing a rideshare lawsuit and can explain the legal process to you.

Why Choose The Meneo Law Group?

Excellence is the standard at Meneo Law Group. Attorney Ron Meneo leads this passionate legal team in helping clients receive proper compensation from responsible parties for their injuries. We care about each of our clients and demonstrate this through our communication regarding and attention to your case throughout the process. We only charge a legal fee when you win your case, ensuring that we bring our best to the table for each of our clients, including those located in Washington.


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