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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.

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