If you are a victim of sexual assault, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the offender in civil court – in addition to pursuing criminal prosecution. However, you may seek civil action even if the perpetrator has not been convicted or charged with the offense – so long as you suffered damages as a result of the offender’s non-consensual and wrongful actions.
Common sex crimes that may lead to sexual assault lawsuits:
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our trial-tested legal team is committed to helping you hold the perpetrator liable for their misconduct. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our sexual assault lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of civil litigation and personal injury law to help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.
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Sexual assault victims can file a personal injury lawsuit against the perpetrator of the offense(s). Although there is no “cause of action” – or legal theory – called sexual assault in civil law, you may use civil assault or battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress as your causes of action.
To hold the offender liable for sexual assault, you must show that it is “more likely than not” that the perpetrator committed the misconduct. This is legal concept is known as a “preponderance of the evidence.”
In some cases, you may be able to file a lawsuit against another party besides the perpetrator. For instance, if the offense happened at a place of business, school, place of worship, or any other institution, that entity could also be held liable for allowing such a crime to occur.
Our firm can thoroughly investigate your case, gather and analyze evidence, negotiate with the other party’s legal team, and maximize your entitled compensation. While no amount of money can ever erase the painful and traumatizing incident from your mind, we will help you obtain the necessary treatment and counseling to help you live your best life.
Call (267) 457-5570 to discuss your case with our experienced sexual assault lawyers today. Our firm offers free consultations.