South Miami Sexual Assault
Sexual assault and assault and battery are crimes in South Miami and Florida, but these types of assaults still occur. Sexual assault, in particular, can lead to terrible injuries and it can take years or even a lifetime for survivors to recover.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group want to help you keep a bad situation from getting worse. Our aim is to help plaintiffs seek recovery and we offer knowledgeable and fast legal advice and assistance if you have been injured. Simply contact our law firm today for a free consultation to find out what legal redress is possible in your case.What to Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted in South Miami or Florida
Being sexually assaulted can be one of the most frightening experiences a person can have. If you have survived a sexual attack, you will want to:
1) Seek immediate emergency medical assistance. Sexual assault is a crime and a medical emergency. You may have been exposed to illnesses and may have suffered a serious injury in trying to fight off your attacker. Some survivors suffer broken bones, head trauma, and even spinal cord trauma as a result of their attacks. Visit an emergency department to get immediate assistance and in order to get doctors to gather evidence of the attack. If you decide to press charges or file a civil claim, this evidence can be important.
2) Take care of yourself. A sexual assault can be one of the most traumatizing crimes. It can leave you afraid, upset, and even depressed. At the emergency room or at your local doctor’s office, get information about sexual assault support groups, rape crisis centers, and other resources that are available in your community. Speak to someone if you are having trouble dealing with the aftermath of the attack.
3) Gather evidence. Keep a journal of the expenses related to your attack as well as any symptoms you may have and have any evidence of the crime itself. If you decide to seek justice in your case, evidence can help you prove your claim.
4) Decide whether to speak to authorities. You'll want to get legal advice following your attack. You may wish to speak to a personal injury attorney to find out whether you will want to file a civil claim to seek compensation from the perpetrator as well as other liable parties. In addition, you may want to speak with authorities if you decide to file criminal charges in the attack. Deciding to file civil and criminal charges is a deeply personal decision and can be a difficult decision for many survivors. You may wish to get legal advice in order to explore all your options and you may wish to speak with a counselor or support group if you are having trouble deciding whether to seek justice in your case.
If you have been injured in an attack or assault, contact Flaxman Law Group at once. There is fee for your initial telephone consultation and no obligation. You can discuss your situation with a member of our caring and professional legal team to ask questions and get personalized legal advice about your situation. We can help you understand your rights so that you can make an informed decision about what steps you might want to take.