Here at Hensley Legal Group, we believe in helping victims of sexual assault. This is a very difficult time for victims and no one should have to go through it alone. No matter what happens, the assault was not your fault.
When you trust an Uber or Lyft driver to give you a ride, you expect them to get you to your destination safely. No one ever expects that their ride sharing drive will hurt them, but it can and does happen every year.
If you were the victim of sexual assault from a ride sharing driver, we want to help. No amount of compensation can undo the damage that was done, but it may help you in the recovery process. Contact the sexual assault lawyers at Hensley Legal Group today. You may call us at (317) 472-3333, chat with us online, or use the contact form on our website.
How can I be sure that I have a sexual assault case?
If you were the victim of sexual assault, you might be feeling many different emotions. It will help to have someone on your side that believes you and wants to help you get the justice you deserve.
But if you’re not familiar with the law, it can be tricky to know how to proceed. That’s where hiring an attorney can help. The Indianapolis sexual assault lawyers at Hensley Legal Group are here and ready to listen to your story.
The American Department of Justice defines sexual assault as,
“…any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent.”
In other words, if you do not consent for your ride share driver to touch you in a sexual manner, they legally cannot. If they proceed anyway without your consent, they are committing sexual assault and breaking the law.
However, assault often comes in many different shapes and forms. Perhaps the Uber or Lyft driver coerced you into a situation you weren’t comfortable with. This is also considered sexual assault. No one else may threaten or force anyone else into engaging in sexual activity.
If you believe you have a case, please get in touch with our offices right away. Our attorneys are here for you.
What if I was under the influence and consented to sexual activity with my ride share driver?
Many people rely on Uber and Lyft drivers to deliver them home safely after a night of drinking. While most ride share drivers take their jobs seriously, some unfortunately take advantage of the situation.
Intoxicated people cannot consent to sexual activity. In order for sexual activity to be lawful, both parties must be able to consent and be of clear mind and judgement. A ride share driver that takes advantage of a person’s intoxicated state to engage in sexual activity is also committing sexual assault.
Many people feel shame and regret when they realize they engaged in sexual activity while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, they are not to blame. The sober party who has full control of their sense should know better than to engage in sexual activity with someone who does not.
Your intoxicated “yes” is not good enough to consent. If your ride share driver took advantage of your state, you may have a case on your hands. Reach out to the attorneys at Hensley Legal Group for more information.
Just how common is sexual assault in the United States?
Information from the CDC indicates that one in every five women are sexually assaulted at least once in their lifetime. Sadly, this isn’t just something that happens to women. The CDC also indicates that one in every 38 men have experienced sexual assault.
This type of violence is entirely preventable. No one chooses to be sexually assaulted, but assailants do make a conscious choice to commit violence against their victims. When that happens, victims absolutely deserve justice.
If you suffered from sexual violence at the hands of an Indiana Uber or Lyft driver, help for you is out there. This may be a very frightening time, but you don’t have to go through it alone.
Don’t forget that the attorneys at Hensley Legal Group want to help you with your case. Sexual assault is never justified and it is never the victim’s fault. Our sexual assault lawyers can help you by listening to your case and giving you sound, professional advice on how to proceed. We never guarantee results, but we can promise that we will do everything in our power to help push for the justice you deserve.
When you’re ready to get in touch with us, we will be here to help. You can reach us by phone at (317) 472-3333, chat with us online, or use the contact form on our website.