Were you or a member of your family the victim of sexual abuse – whether molestation, rape, or any other type of sexual misconduct? If so, you might have grounds to file a sexual abuse lawsuit. Depending on the details surrounding your claim, you could even be eligible to recover monetary compensation. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.
Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, our Spanish speaking sexual abuse lawyers are ready to help you file your sexual assault lawsuit and help you recover the compensation that you are owed. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are more than ready to evaluate your claim and help you win the payout that you are owed. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
About Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is, unfortunately, very common. Regardless of whether it’s referred to as sexual abuse or sexual assault, it can be defined as any unwanted sexual conduct. It could include rape, attempted rape, penetration of any kind, forced sexual acts, unwanted touching (groping), unwanted kissing, unwanted hugs, etc. Regardless of the specific type of sexual abuse, the abuse can have long-lasting physical, mental, and emotional effects on victims.
The Physical, Emotional, and Mental Effects of Sexual Assault
Sexual assault can have lasting effects on victims. Some of the physical effects include the following: sexually transmitted infections, injuries to reproductive organs; injuries to genitals, fractures, bruises, lacerations, etc. In addition to physical injuries, victims can suffer emotional and mental harm, which can include depression, fear, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, etc. The mental and emotional distress caused by sexual assault can have life-long effects and can take years of therapy to work through. Regardless of the physical, emotional, and mental harm that you or a member of your family suffered due to sexual abuse, rape, or molestation, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Your Right to Sue
Can you sue if you were sexually assaulted? Yes – you could have grounds to file a lawsuit for sexual assault. Who can you sue? Of course, you can file a lawsuit against the party that sexually attacked you; however, you could also file a lawsuit against other parties or entities. Depending on the details surrounding your attack, you could potentially sue a property owner (for failing to ensure their premises was safe) or even an employer (for failing to properly screen employees), for instance. In some cases, you might even have grounds to file a lawsuit against multiple parties/entities. For more information about your right to file your sexual abuse lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact our sexual molestation lawyers today.
Your Right to be Compensated
If your sexual assault lawsuit is successful, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation. Based on the details surrounding your sexual assault lawsuit, you could recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
In sexual assault cases that result in death, claimants could be entitled to recover funeral/burial costs and compensation for loss of consortium.
How much compensation could be recovered? This is a very common question. The specific value of your claim and what you could potentially recover will always be based on the details surrounding your lawsuit; therefore, only an experienced sexual assault lawyer can provide you with specific details surrounding the value of your claim. You can trust our lawyers to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to recover the highest settlement available for your claim. Contact us today for more information about your right to a fair payout.
What Should You Do?
After being sexually assaulted, it can be very difficult to act appropriately and prepare to take legal action – this is because sexual assault is such a traumatic experience. If you or a member of your family were sexually assaulted, there are a number of steps that you should consider following, which are listed below:
- Take photos of all physical injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the accident
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible – request a rape kit if necessary
- File a police report with the local authorities
- File a report with the relevant property owner or employer, if relevant
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Identify surveillance cameras that might have captures your attack
- Gather all medical records
- Gather all records of lost income
- Gather all police reports, incident reports, etc.
- Speak to an experienced sexual abuse lawyer
If you are ever unsure of what to do after suffering sexual assault, the best thing that you can do is to find a lawyer – our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way and help you start the legal process against the parties or entities responsible for the harm that you suffered.
Contact Us Today
Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, our Spanish speaking sexual assault lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your lawsuit. We understand the importance of finding representation in your language. You can be certain that you can speak with our experts in Spanish directly, without the need to depend on translators or interpreters which are sometimes known to do more harm than good. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with our Spanish speaking lawyers, contact us today.
We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our attorneys will be available to answer all your questions and address all of your concerns. No matter whether you are starting your case or continuing your case, you can trust that our experts will provide you with the guidance that you need to win. To benefit from our free legal services and speak with our Spanish speaking attorneys, contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, which means that you will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not have to pay anything until they win. If you do not win, you will not pay anything – it’s as simple as that.
Nuestros abogados de abuso sexual están más que listos para evaluar su caso y ayudarle a someter su demanda. Aquí en nuestra oficina legal, tenemos décadas de experiencia y estamos listos para ayudarle a ganar la recompensa que se le debe. Por supuesto, usted puede demandar si fue victima de abuso sexual. Para más información sobre sus opciones legales, no dude en contactarnos en cuanto pueda para discutir su caso y empezar el proceso legal. ¡Llámenos ya!