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Chicago Lyft Sexual Assault Attorney

Lyft has become a popular alternative to taking traditional taxis around Chicago. Yet there are many safety concerns regarding the rideshare transportation industry, such as inadequate background checks on drivers. Unfortunately, Lyft has had a long history of sexual assault and abuse claims.

If you or a loved one is a victim of Lyft sexual assault in Chicago, contact Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, for a free case evaluation. We can help you hold Lyft or other parties responsible for the crime committed against you.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our team of attorneys has decades of legal experience representing clients in sexual assault, abuse and harassment lawsuits in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
  • We have a long track record of success. Our personal injury attorneys have collected more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts for past clients.
  • Our Chicago sexual assault and abuse lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not owe a dime in attorney’s fees unless we win your case.

What Is Lyft Sexual Assault?

Criminal sexual assault is a Class 1 felony in Illinois. Lyft sexual assault can be committed by a Lyft driver or someone else riding in the vehicle. According to 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20, “A person commits criminal sexual assault if that person commits an act of sexual penetration and:

  • Uses force or threat of force;
  • Knows that the victim is unable to understand the nature of the act or is unable to give knowing consent; 
  • Is a family member of the victim, and the victim is under 18 years of age; or 
  • Is 17 years of age or over and holds a position of trust, authority or supervision in relation to the victim, and the victim is at least 13 years of age but under 18 years of age.”

Lyft sexual assault may include inappropriate touching or groping, touching of the private parts, nonconsensual kissing, attempted rape or rape, or sodomy during a Lyft ride. Crimes involving a rideshare vehicle may also include kidnapping or physical assault.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Lyft Sexual Assault?

Lyft, Inc. can often be held responsible for crimes committed by its drivers. Although Lyft drivers in Illinois are classified as independent contractors, the law can hold Lyft liable for hiring a known sex offender or failing to respond to previous sexual misconduct complaints made against a driver.

Lyft has an insurance policy that offers up to $1 million in coverage for injuries to passengers. It may also be possible to take legal action against the individual Lyft driver or passenger who assaulted you.

Contact Us Today

If you were sexually assaulted while riding in a Lyft vehicle in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, to request a free and confidential case review. We will listen to your story and we will believe you.

Our lawyers will help you take legal action against Lyft or other responsible parties who contributed to the crime committed against you. Discuss your specific case in more detail with one of our lawyers at no cost or obligation. Contact us online today or call (312) 321-8414 anytime.