Most victims of sexual assault don’t think of hiring a personal injury lawyer after a brutal, violent attack, and rightfully so. Victims are often severely traumatized, and don’t know what to do or who to call for help.
After a few weeks, many victims will begin to re-gain clarity. That is often an appropriate time to speak with personal injury Craig Goldenfarb, Esq. about possible legal recourse against your attacker.
Our law firm is honored to represent one of the victims of former Uber driver Xolani Mtsitsha, who was arrested in August 2016 after several victims came forward to identify him as the man who raped them while posing as an Uber driver.
According to news reports, there are other instances of sexual assualt in which an Uber driver picks up a rider, and attacks. One case is that of Gary Kitchings, who picked up a rider from Sunfest in March of 2017. Soon after the ride began, Kitchings forced himself sexually upon that unidentified victim. What followed is a deeply disturbing and graphic account of her assault, of which we will not re-publish here. If you are interested in details, you can find a news article on Gary Kitchings here.
Kitchings has been charged with rape, kidnapping, and burglary.
How can a personal injury lawyer help after a sexual attack?
We will hold Defendants and their insurance companies personally and contractually liable for any form of sexual assault anywhere it occurs, regardless of who the attacker is. In the case of the Uber driver who raped our client, we will hold Uber liable for failure to create a safe environment for its riders.
It is Uber’s responsibility to ensure the safety and security of its customers, not the customer’s themselves. Uber should be performing extensive background checks of its contract drivers. Gary Kitchings should have never been allowed to become a driver for Uber.
Personal injury lawyers who sue sexual predators cannot provide you with medical or psychological treatment following a sexual assault. But we can fight for your right to be compensated for your trauma and suffering. We can also fight for additional compensation to help pay for ongoing medical or psychological treatment.
But you have to call us to find out if we can help, and how. Consultations with our lawyers are always free of charge, and we never charge our clients out-of-pocket for our fees or costs to handle a case.
Our personal injury law firm intends to build strong cases against Uber for our victims of sexual assault and battery perpetrated by the ride-sharing service’s drivers.
If you or someone you know has been assaulted or attacked by an Uber or Lyft driver in any way, please call our law firm as soon as possible.