Uber & Lyft Sexual Assault Injury Lawyers in Columbus

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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.

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.

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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.
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