Sexual harassment may lead to years of emotional pain and suffering, in addition to financial damages. If you or a loved one were a victim of sexual harassment, you may qualify to file a civil lawsuit to hold the individual and any other liable parties accountable.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, a sexual harassment victim lawyer from our firm may be able to help. We work to build a compelling case and file a claim against the individual and any other parties liable for sexual harassment.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your complimentary consultation.
You May Be Eligible for Damages to Make You Whole
The value of your case depends on many variables, including:
- The details of your case
- The value of your economic losses
- The impact of the sexual harassment on your life
- Your pain and suffering
- Several other factors
Some of the damages that may be recoverable in a sexual harassment case include:
- Psychological damages, including mental pain and suffering
- Therapy and counseling expenses
- Lost wages
- Other related costs and losses
You May Be Eligible to File a Lawsuit Regardless of the Criminal Case Outcome
If you were a victim of sexual harassment, you may be able to seek recovery from a civil lawsuit regardless of the outcome of any related criminal cases. While a criminal conviction may serve as evidence in some civil cases, a verdict of not guilty does not mean you cannot pursue a civil lawsuit.
The criminal court system has a high burden of proof. The prosecution may only win a conviction if the jurors believe the defendant is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The burden of proof in a sexual harassment civil suit is a “the preponderance of the evidence.” The jury needs to be convinced that it is more likely than not that the defendant is liable for your injuries and damages.
Identifying Additional Liable Parties in a Sexual Harassment Civil Case
In some cases, we may be able to identify additional liable parties who contributed to or failed to stop the sexual harassment.
This may be the case if the sexual harassment happened at your work/school, at the individual’s work, or at another location where some other party had an obligation to provide security and safety. If we identify other liable parties, we may include them in our lawsuit to hold those parties accountable for your damages.
For example, if the individual was a vendor who regularly visited your work where he sexually harassed you, the individual’s employer or your employer may be liable. It would depend on the details of the case.
Filing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
We understand that filing a sexual harassment lawsuit may mean reliving painful memories. We strive to handle these cases in the most compassionate way possible. You case will remain confidential.
We offer complimentary case reviews. If you have a valid case, we may investigate and pursue legal action against the individual and any other liable parties.
You Must File Your Civil Case Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
You may have a limited time during which to file a civil suit. Statutes of limitations limit the amount of time a person has to file a claim, and they vary by state. You commonly have one to four years to file a sexual harassment civil suit, depending on the state.
Once the deadline passes, you may be unable to file a claim. We recommend reaching out to an attorney to evaluate your case as early as possible.
Talk to a Sexual Harassment Victim Lawyer About Your Case for Free
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC offers complimentary case reviews for victims of sexual harassment. We understand the damage that sexual harassment may cause. Let us help you understand your options and take legal action against the individual and any other liable parties.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
We are listening and want to give you a voice!