Financial Compensation for a Sexual Assault by Physician Claim
The Doan Law Firm Fights for Victims of Sexual Assault
A victim of sexual assault can pursue a lawsuit against the perpetrator
in civil court. A sexual assault may also result in the criminal prosecution
of the perpetrator as well. A victim can pursue this type of lawsuit regardless
of whether the perpetrator was charged with a crime, let alone convicted.
In the grand scheme of things, there is not such thing as really obtaining
complete justice when you're the victim of sexual assault. Understanding
this limitation, you can obtain at least some level of justice through
financial compensation for the losses, injuries, and damages suffered
at the hands of a perpetrator of sexual assault. With this in mind, you
may wonder how compensation might work in a sexual assault lawsuit.
If you have questions about your legal rights, you can call The Doan Law
Firm sexual assault victim's hotline at (800) 349-0000. The hotline
is staffed by compassionate, caring people around the clock, 365 days
a year, including all major holidays.
Financial Compensation in a Sexual Assault Claim
Financial compensation awarded in a sexual assault case depends on the
facts and circumstances surrounding the attack. With that in mind, there
are certain types of compensation for which a skilled sexual assault victim
lawyer seeks on behalf of a client.
Physical injuries are nearly always sustained in a sexual assault. Indeed,
in many cases, a victim suffers profound physical injuries. As a result,
financial compensation can be sought for medical bills and expenses as
well as pain and suffering.
In the aftermath of a sexual assault, a victim can suffer untold mental
anguish and emotional distress. This is another type of injury for which
financial compensation can be sought in a sexual assault victim claim.
Many people who are sexually assaulted are unable to return to work in
the aftermath of the victimization. Therefore, a sexual assault victim
is also entitled to compensation for lost wages.
Financial recovery in a sexual assault case is not limited to losses sustained
to date. Rather, these are injuries and losses that can prove to be ongoing.
In other words, a victim of sexual assault may be entitled to compensation
for losses that extend into the future.
For example, a sexual assault victim may suffer emotionally for an indefinite
period of time. Ongoing mental anguish and emotional distress associated
with the assault are compensable losses.
Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, punitive damages
might also be sought. Punitive damages represent additional compensation
awarded in some sexual assault victim lawsuits. This compensation is awarded
if the attack by the perpetrated is considered to be particularly horrendous.
Seeking Compensation from Additional Parties
In some instances, a claim arising out of a sexual assault may be brought
against additional parties beyond the perpetrator of the attack. An additional
party may be brought into the case based on a claim of negligent supervision
or failure to provide adequate security.
For example, if the attack occurred in a place of business, the company
might be sued. This could occur if an employee committed the sexual assault.
It could also occur if the sexual assault occurred on the grounds of a
business that did not maintain suitable security for those people on the premises.
Hire an Experienced Sexual Assault Victim Lawyer
The first step in hiring a skilled sexual assault victim lawyer is scheduling
an initial consultation with The Doan Law Firm by calling (800) 349-0000.
The Doan Law Firm is a national law firm, with offices located from coast to coast.
During an initial consultation, a member of The Doan Law Firm legal team
provides you with a evaluation of your case. You will have the opportunity
to get answers to your questions. You will also have the opportunity to
ask any questions that you may have about your case.
There is no charge for an initial consultation with legal team at The Doan Law Firm.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. You will never
pay a legal fee unless we win for you.