Caring Legal Guidance After A Challenging Event
Sexual assault lawsuits usually can be filed without the need to publicly reveal the name of the victim or being required to put the victim’s identity in the lawsuit-related paperwork and documents.
There are a number of different legal concepts that may apply in a claim for compensation pertaining to pain and suffering, emotional pain, anguish, and the decrease in enjoyment of life that a regrettable occurrence of sexual assault, rape, or molestation has brought upon yourself and your family.
These legal concepts may stretch out further than the person who is responsible and may hold more than one individual liable. The concepts include things like, for instance, neglectful supervision, irresponsible hiring, negligent security and vicarious liability – among others.
The Legal Help You Deserve
Sexual assault and rape lawsuits may be difficult in the beginning. There are plenty of essential details and pieces of information regarding your situation that may lie within the custody of the authorities, criminal detectives or sex offenses unit investigators.
Occasionally, you may have to wait some time to obtain that evidence or hold off until the state’s criminal prosecution case has been put together against the alleged perpetrator, before you can proceed to file a lawsuit of your own for the injuries and losses as well as damages that you or perhaps a family member has sustained.
How A Lawyer Can Help You
In a situation like this one, you would do well to place your focus entirely on your case, and not worry about questions related to your personal life, such as your dressing habits or how many sexual partners you’ve had. These issues do not have bearing on your right in law to have personal security and private choice. Additionally, the rules of evidence safeguard the private information of sexual assault and rape victims.
Even so, it is especially important for you to be truthful with your lawyer and reveal all issues that could end up being pertinent to the case. This includes things like alcohol, drug and substance abuse, your psychological background, criminal history (if any), additional prior claims of sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and any credibility concerns such as having previously offered false information to law enforcement.
These are typical matters that you need to disclose to your lawyer to ensure your protection under the law to personal privacy and your right to be compensated for your traumas, losses and damages.
Lawsuits For Sexual Assault And Rape Against Children
Teachers, along with other adults in comparable positions of authority, sometimes utilize their position of power and authority to victimize children. More often than not, children do not tell their parents because the perpetrator has such a threatening hold on their son or daughter. The child may have a number of responses to the abuse. Perhaps the child believes that what’s happening to them is something that all the boys and girls their ages also go through and that it’s a normal thing. Or perhaps the sexually molested youngster is too ashamed to come forward.
Sexual predators know their victims well and have a knack for finding the fragile and harmless among the school students; many innocent children may have been fondled, molested, or raped and did not come forward about their situation because of intimidation, fear or embarrassment. If your child is ashamed to disclose personal information to a male or female, inform your lawyer of that and arrangements can be made to hold a conference with a person of a gender suitable of their comfort level. We are professionals, and we respect the personal privacy and rights of you and your child.
You Are Not Alone. Let Us Be In Your Corner.
At Goldberg and Hirsh P.A., we are ready to listen to you. We know it’s a hard conversation, but you have our experience and commitment to help you through these difficult times. Call us now at 305-909-6522 or fill out our online form to contact you for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.