A married couple has now filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., claiming that a driver for the ride-hailing company stabbed them following an incident where one of the plaintiffs vomited in the car. The lawsuit was filed by Lilit Hakobyan and Khachatur Aspoyan. It alleges assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and negligent hiring, retention, supervision, and training. Seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, the couple accuses Uber of failing to respond to their complaint.
In a recent lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, a married couple has accused Uber Technologies Inc. of negligence and assault. Lilit Hakobyan and Khachatur Aspoyan claim that an Uber driver stabbed them after one of the plaintiffs vomited in the car during a ride in 2022. The couple, who are parents of three children, are asking for compensatory and punitive damages for the alleged assault and emotional distress they suffered.
According to the complaint, the stabbing incident took place on September 25th, when Hakobyan became nauseous during the ride and vomited in the back seat of the vehicle. The couple immediately apologized and offered to pay for the cleaning, but the driver responded aggressively and refused to take them home. Despite the couple’s pleas, the driver escalated the situation by taking out a knife and stabbing both passengers multiple times, resulting in the need for medical attention.
Hakobyan and Aspoyan continue to experience physical and emotional consequences from the incident, including permanent scarring and a loss of self-esteem. The lawsuit alleges that they are unable to perform daily activities and enjoy life fully due to the trauma they endured.
Uber has not yet responded to the lawsuit or provided any comment on the matter. The company is facing allegations of negligence, as the plaintiffs argue that Uber failed to properly hire, train, and supervise their drivers. The lawsuit seeks to hold the company accountable for the actions of its driver.