Sexual Assault Lawyer
If you’ve been subjected to sexual assault, you don’t have to suffer alone. A sexual abuse lawyer can help you take your claim to court and recover compensation and peace of mind.
When someone sexually abuses you, you may feel traumatized and alone. You may be worried you have no options to press charges, sue, or otherwise deal with the person who made you suffer.
The lawyers at Monge & Associates are here to change that. Your sexual assault lawyer can help you take the at-fault party to court so you can recover compensation to address what you’ve suffered.
Criminal vs. Civil Action for Sexual Assault
Sexual assault cases may be confusing because they have a criminal element. That means your abuser may have even gone to jail or prison already for their actions. But a criminal trial doesn’t give you compensation for your suffering. It’s only meant to decide a punishment for the wrongdoer.
That means you may need to sue following the criminal case. Your personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation, and you may even use evidence from the criminal trial to make your case easier.
Compensation for Sexual Assault Victims
When you’ve suffered through sexual assault, you may be due compensation for your financial, emotional, and physical suffering. All these types of suffering fall under economic and non-economic damages.
These damages can be difficult to calculate. For example, how do you know what your pain and suffering is worth in dollars? Determining some of your damages may require extra help, especially when they’re based on the impact and severity of your suffering. You may need guidance from a lawyer to determine your claim’s value.
Below are some of the damages you may have suffered and may receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Emotional trauma
Punitive Damages for Sexual Assault
You may also be due compensation for the assault beyond your economic and non-economic damages. In some cases, you may be eligible for punitive damages, as well.
Punitive damages don’t compensate the damages you’ve suffered—they’re meant to punish the person who assaulted you for your injuries and suffering. Because of this, not every lawsuit will end with punitive damages. They can also be difficult to pursue.
Luckily, your lawyer can help you determine whether you’re due punitive damages and seek them in the courtroom. Your lawyer can typically seek these in situations where the person acted with malice or criminal intent.
Talk to a Sex Abuse Lawyer
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have a chance to get the compensation you’re due. You may be worried about the future and your next steps. The lawyers at Monge & Associates understand how serious your situation is, and we’re here to help.
Your sexual assault lawyer is here to help you begin to overcome the suffering you’ve experienced because of someone else’s actions. We offer free case evaluations, which means you get the chance to talk to a lawyer before you set foot in a courtroom. Ready to discuss your claim? Call 800-421-0174, or complete the online contact form below.