Sexual abuse victims often suffer for months or even years after their abuse. Mental conditions, such as anxiety, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), only complicate the healing process. Perhaps the most challenging part of sexual abuse is trying to heal without any form of justice or access to treatment.
You don’t have to settle for this. You can pursue a civil lawsuit against the party that harmed you. A sexual abuse lawyer serving El Paso from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® can take care of your case. Our firm offers compassionate legal services, and we want to help you get justice and recovery so you can begin healing.
Financial Recoveries in Sexual Abuse Cases
Sexual abuse victims can seek recovery for both economic losses and non-economic losses.
For example, our sexual abuse victim lawyer can seek financial recovery for:
- Upfront medical treatment
- Ongoing care like therapy or counseling
- Lost wages if your incident forced you to take time off work
They can also seek recovery for non-economic losses, which can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Other types of recovery may apply in a sexual abuse case. We’ll move at your pace as we assess the losses involved in your case. We know that it can be challenging to revisit the events involving your sexual abuse. We are here to support you and make the legal process as easy as possible.
Identifying the Liable Party in a Sexual Abuse Case
Liability is a key element in sexual abuse lawsuits. At first glance, it may appear obvious who’s responsible—the perpetrator of your sexual abuse.
However, we may determine that another party is responsible, as well. For example, we may assign liability to:
- An employer
- A group or organization
- Another party we deem responsible
According to the State Bar of Texas, employers can sometimes be held responsible for the actions of their employees. This rule applies in many other states, as well.
For example, Andy Rubenstein of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® worked on a prominent case involving the University of Southern California (USC) and an on-campus gynecologist. The gynecologist allegedly abused several patients over the years. Ultimately, his employer, USC, was made to pay millions of dollars in financial recovery to his sexual abuse victims. This lawsuit demonstrates that your case may involve a party other than your perpetrator.
To establish liability, our team can review the evidence associated with your case. This may include:
- Witness interviews
- Expert input
- Security camera footage
- Your medical records
- Other relevant pieces of evidence
This evidence can provide us with a clearer picture of your case. We can use it to highlight the abusive behavior of the perpetrator. It could also call attention to another party that facilitated this abusive behavior.
Approaching Your El Paso Sexual Abuse Case With Compassion
We take a compassion-first approach to legal matters. Our goal is to make your case as simple as possible. To do so, we can provide you with these perks:
- We take pride in our accessibility; you can contact us any time
- We’ll provide you with frequent case updates
- We can answer your tough legal questions
This approach has led to many satisfied clients. Here’s what several of our previous clients have said about working with our lawyers:
- “I have tried to reach out to many firms and many people to aid me in my process of being trafficked by the United States government. Almost three years after my first trafficking experience finally having a team to reach back out and accept the offer to help me has felt life-changing and I am beyond grateful for this firm. Thank you.” -Elizabeth K.
- “I highly recommend them because they are very professional and non-judgemental. Made me feel extremely comfortable talking with them.” -Paulie Deluca
- “I am happy with my settlement and I would recommend D. Miller & Associates, PLLC to everyone.” – Luz McMullen
Remember, the goal of receiving a financial recovery is not at odds with enjoying working with your lawyer. You can hire a legal team that cares about your recovery and treats you with kindness.
Sexual Abuse Cases Have a Deadline
Statutes of limitations are legal deadlines for filing lawsuits. Each type of case has its own unique deadline. For example, standard personal injury cases, like car accidents, usually have a statute of limitations of two years, per Texas law.
Sexual abuse cases are more complicated. Here’s another example. In 2019, the Texas legislature passed a new law that applies to sexual abuse cases involving minors. Texas law now sets the statute of limitations for these civil cases from 15 years to 30 years. However, this new law only applies to cases involving minors.
Put simply, your sexual abuse case is time sensitive. You may have a few years to file a lawsuit, or you may have over a decade. Our team can:
- Tell you which statute of limitations applies to your case
- Aid you in filing relevant documentation
- Ensure that you meet your case deadlines
Work With Our Sexual Abuse Attorney Serving El Paso Today
Nothing can undo the harm you’ve endured, but you deserve a chance at justice. You also deserve access to the treatments you need during your recovery. Our sexual abuse attorneys serving El Paso want to help you. We’re here to represent the residents of El Paso. We can handle your case with compassion and personalized legal care.
The sooner you get started on your case, the better. That way, we’ll have ample time to help you prepare for your case. Contact our offices for a free case evaluation today.