In November of 2020, it was reported that Louisiana State University (LSU) mishandled and ignored student complaints of sexual abuse, many of which involved the same students and athletes. Victims suspect that school officials brushed these complaints under the rug by doubting the women involved and failing to call the police because at least two perpetrators were star athletes at the time of the accusations.
Sexual assault can lead to many types of physical, emotional, and even financial damages, and we know this is a difficult time for you. We can help relieve some of the stress associated with filing a lawsuit by handling your case on your behalf, from your free case evaluation to the closing of your case. Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ today to discuss your case with our legal team.
A Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You with Your LSU Sexual Assault Lawsuit
Managing a legal case on your own may seem overwhelming, especially when the circumstances are difficult to confront. We can do the hard work for you by investigating your case, collecting evidence to prove your claims, and advocating for your financial recovery based on your total damages.
If you became a sexual assault victim of a fellow student while attending LSU, our lawyers can determine if you have a case against the university for failing to protect you from abuse. Whether you were left with financial losses such as medical bills, or non-economic damages like mental anguish, we can help you pursue financial recovery so you can move forward with your life.
Gathering Evidence to Prove LSU’s Failure to Keep You Safe
We want you to know that we believe you, and when we request certain information to help us prove your claims, we do so because we want to confirm the truth to others involved in the case. It can be difficult to collect evidence in a sexual assault case, but we will take every step we can to compile documents, statements, and other items that may help us seek a financial recovery for you.
Our team prioritizes the protection of sexual assault victims’ privacy and well-being. We only ask questions that are sensitive in nature to help you achieve financial recovery for the physical and emotional injuries you suffered. Contact the legal team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ for a free case evaluation.
Evaluating Your Damages and Pursuing Fair Financial Recovery
When you file a sexual assault claim, you must establish the amount of damages you wish to seek from the responsible party. Finding an appropriate amount to pursue in your case can be difficult, especially when you must consider non-economic damages, which do not have a set dollar amount.
We understand that we cannot put a price on the pain and suffering you experience because of the sexual assault, such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. Still, we can work with you to determine a settlement amount that could help you regain financial stability and improve your quality of life.
Filing Your Lawsuit Before Time Runs Out
Louisiana law does not give victims a significant amount of time to file lawsuits against their perpetrators. With the exception of victims under the age of 18, most civil sexual assault claims fall under the category of personal injury.
CC §3492 maintains a one-year statute of limitations on “delictual actions.” These are civil actions in which victims seek financial recovery from the party who caused them harm, including sexual abuse. While the statute of limitations usually begins running at the time of the assault, the law does make exceptions in certain circumstances.
Our lawyers can determine if you have time left to file your LSU sexual assault lawsuit. If so, we will start the process right away.
Providing Responsive Representation and Legal Support at Every Step
Every sexual assault case is different, and while some take only a matter of weeks to settle, others can go on for months. Our attorneys understand how trying this can be for you. We will handle as much of it as possible on your behalf from start to finish, so you do not have to continue to relive your trauma.
Even if it takes a while, we believe it is worth it to fight longer for fair financial recovery than to give in and accept a low settlement. We will give you updates about your case as it progresses, and our team is here to address any concerns you have at any time.
Sexual Assault Often Has Lasting Effects on Victims
Experts have found that sexual assault impacts the long-term health of victims, who may face both physical and mental effects for years. According to Healthline, victims who experience sexual harassment or assault have an increased risk of:
- High blood pressure
- High triglycerides
- Poor sleep quality
Our lawyers will consider these health concerns when determining an award amount to pursue on your behalf.
Contact the Team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ as Soon as Possible to Get Started
You are not alone in having suffered sexual assault at LSU, and the school has a responsibility to handle your case in accordance with federal law. If you feel that LSU did not manage your complaint appropriately or you have not yet filed your complaint, contact our firm.
The lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can help you determine if you can file an LSU sexual assault lawsuit. Call our legal team today to get started.