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Sexual Assualt

Uber & Lyft Sexual Assault Injury Lawyers in Columbus

Providing Compassionate, Personalized & Attentive Representation

For the most part, Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies offer safe, convenient transportation for residents and visitors to Ohio alike. However, there have been numerous reports of rideshare drivers assaulting passengers, resulting in devastating, life-altering physical and emotional injuries.

At Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, we are committed to fighting for the rights of victims of sexual assault, seeking justice and the financial recoveries they need to obtain critical care. Our Columbus rideshare sexual assault attorneys know that nothing can undo the trauma that victims have gone through, but a successful sexual assault injury claim can allow you the ability to heal.

To learn more, please call us at (614) 450-2223 or contact us online to request a completely free, confidential consultation. We are able to travel to you if needed.

The Reality of Sexual Assault by Rideshare Drivers

According to the New York Times, Uber received 3,045 reports of sexual assault during rides in 2018 (the latest year for which data is available). And, as reported by CNN, Uber’s biggest rival, Lyft, is no stranger to allegations of sexual assault, either. Recent data show that there have been numerous reports of sexual abuse occurring against Lyft passengers during rides since 2014.

No one should ever have to fear for their safety while simply trying to get to where they are going. Sexual assault by rideshare drivers, ranging from unwanted physical contact to rape, should never occur. But when it does, victims can be left facing immense challenges that make it incredibly difficult to return to their normal lives.

How Filing a Sexual Assault Injury Claim Can Help You Move Forward

A sexual assault injury claim is not a criminal action. While criminal proceedings against the person who committed the assault may proceed, an injury claim is an entirely separate civil action. It is not influenced by the outcome of a criminal case, nor does it need to accompany any criminal proceedings.

In contrast to criminal prosecution, a civil case allows victims of sexual assault to obtain financial compensation for their damages. “Damages” is a legal term that simply means the losses—economic or otherwise—a person sustains as a result of the assault.

Depending on a variety of factors, these losses, or damages, might include:

  • Medical bills for any necessary medical treatment
  • Costs associated with ongoing treatment
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
  • Trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other related conditions caused by the assault
  • Counseling/therapy expenses
  • Costs associated with future medical treatment and care
  • Lost wages/income
  • Lost future wages/income and lost earning ability

In some cases, victims may also be able to seek punitive damages. These are a type of damages that are awarded when the at-fault party is considered to have acted with egregious disregard for the life, safety, or well-being of another person. The purpose of punitive damages is to not only punish the person who committed the assault but also to ensure that such actions do not occur again in the future.

Our Firm Is Here for You

At Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, we know that it can be incredibly difficult to pick up the pieces of your life after a sexual assault. When you choose to entrust your case to our Columbus Uber and Lyft sexual assault attorneys, we will work to remove the stress from your shoulders and place it on our own. One of our attorneys will be directly involved in your case from the very start, offering answers to your questions and providing you with clear, consistent, and honest communication every step of the way.

Over our years in practice, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and successfully fought for justice against individuals and entities that caused immense physical and emotional harm. We are ready to fight for you, too.

Give us a call at (614) 450-2223 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation. There are no absolutely no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People We've Helped
  • We were treated like family members.

    “They kept us informed about everything and explained everything carefully to make sure we understood. We have recommended Brian on numerous occasions to our family and friends. Brian and his staff are professional, reliable, and more than competent.”

    - P.K.
  • Helped me through each step.

    “Got my case resolved, and they helped me through each step of the way! I would definitely recommend them.”

    - C.H.
  • RMB was great to work with.

    “They worked with me to reach a settlement I felt comfortable with, instead of the first two low offers the opposing counsel made. All of my calls were returned in a timely manner (if not answered when placed).”

    - B.L.
  • I never had to wonder how things were going.

    “George was great to work with following a personal injury accident. He explored every single option to achieve the results we were looking for. RMB was also excellent at keeping me updated on the progress of my case.”

    - J.B.
  • Thank you for all you have done.

    “Mr. Ross went out of his way to help me through a difficult time. He and his office kept me informed every step of the way and went above and beyond to win my case.”

    - K.H.
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There Is No Substitute for Results

We've Recovered Millions for Injured Clients
  • Bus Passenger Accident $300,000

    The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000

    Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.

  • Motorcycle Crash $150,000

    Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits

    Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.

  • T-Bone Accident $90,000

    The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000

    Defendant ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle in which client was a passenger. Client suffered a rotator cuff tear, necessitating surgical intervention.

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Our Promise to Our Clients

Why You Can Count on Us to Fight for You
  • Guidance & Support

    Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • Client-First Approach

    We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.

  • Trial Experience

    We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.

  • Undivided Attention

    At RMB, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the responsiveness & attentiveness that they need and deserve. 

Your Injury is Personal to Us

If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.