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Homestead Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a devastating and can lead to serious injuries as well as significant damages. Sexual assault is also a crime, so if the perpetrator is ever caught, survivors often have the ability to press criminal charges against their assailant. Unfortunately, assailants are not always caught. Even if they are and even if criminal charges are filed, a criminal suit often does not bring any compensation to the survivor who may have suffered devastating loss as a result of their assault.

If you have suffered from sexual assault, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free evaluation to discuss what options may be available in your case. Depending on the specifics, you may have a legal claim that lets you seek compensation in your case and allows you to hold liable parties accountable for your injuries.

Damages In Sexual Assault Cases Can Be Significant

After a sexual assault, most survivors are most concerned about their emotional state and about the fear that they may feel following their attack. While sexual assault can leave emotional scarring, however, it can also lead to significant damages and costs for the survivor. Survivors may need to deal with:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medical treatment for any physical injuries sustained in the attack
  • Replacing any property stolen or damaged in the assault
  • Getting long-term medical care for any injuries
  • Getting counseling or therapy for the emotional upheaval that they face
  • A lower income if they need to take time away from work to deal with the assault

Some survivors even sustain permanent sexually-transmitted infection or permanent injury in their attack. For the rest of their lives, they may require treatment and medical care for these conditions. It can be extremely frustrating to know that a criminal is at large or has been handed a small sentence while a survivor has to deal with the effects of their assault or a lifetime.

Seeking Damages

Seeking compensation in a civil suit after a sexual assault does several things:

  • It holds the perpetrator and other liable parties accountable through more than just criminal proceedings
  • It secures compensation so that survivors can pay for medical costs, therapy, lost wages, and other expenses
  • It pressures property owners to keep their properties secure so that fewer assaults can happen
  • It can give assault survivors a sense of closure
  • It provides another route for sexual assault survivors to seek justice

The process of healing after sexual assault can be a long and complex one. You don't have to go through the process alone. In addition to getting counseling and medical help, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Homestead in order to find out what legal options you have for pursuing justice. If you would like to speak with a compassionate and caring personal injury attorney who has dealt with similar cases, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case evaluation. The sensitive and confidential case evaluation is your chance to get the facts so that you can make the right decision about your case.