On May 16, a Lyft driver was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting an unconscious passenger at his Fremont home. If you or a loved one has been a victim to this Lyft driver or any other rideshare driver, contact the law offices of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger immediately. You may be eligible for significant compensation.
According to police, the incident occurred on April 8th. The 29-year-old woman requested a ride via the Lyft app. The driver, 24-year-old Jaswanthreddy Baireddy, picked up the passenger in Berkeley and drove her to her friend’s house. When the friend was not home, Baireddy offered to drive her to her home, even though he claimed he was “off duty.”
At that point, Baireddy drove past the intended destination, instead driving to his home in Fremont. There, he escorted the victim inside, offered her drugs, and took her upstairs, where she was sexually assaulted.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual assault or misconduct at the hands of an Uber or Lyft driver, contact us immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation.
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At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we believe in not only holding drivers like Baireddy responsible for their reprehensible actions, but also any other parties who may have contributed to the incident, including Lyft itself.
We approach cases with a comprehensive, thorough mindset, diligently gathering evidence to help your case – and hiring any experts whose opinions may provide a significant boost to your case. We will do what it takes to ensure you receive compensation and the responsible party receives justice – including going to trial if necessary.
Lawyers for Victims of Sexual Assault by Lyft and Uber Drivers
Contact us today to explore your options for legal compensation. We want to hold all parties accountable for their actions (or inactions) which may have contributed to this terrible crime.