Acts of sexual violence leave many victims with lasting emotional and physical scars, as well as financial expenses. If you or a loved one, were a victim of a violent sexual offense, you may qualify to file a civil lawsuit. Our attorneys may be able to help you file a claim and pursue damages. Recoverable damages may include related expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, we offer complimentary case evaluations. We may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court to hold the individual and any other negligent parties liable for your physical, mental, and emotional injuries. Call our office today at 713-850-8600 for your complimentary consultation with a sexual violence victim lawyer.
You May Recover Damages in a Civil Case Against a Violent Sexual Abuser
If you want to seek recovery for the physical, emotional, and financial damages you suffered, you may be able to take civil action. It is impossible to know how much you may be able to recover in a civil lawsuit because it depends on the details of your case, the strength of the evidence, the severity of your physical and emotional injuries, and other variables.
Some of the most common types of recoverable damages in a civil case stemming from sexual violence include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Psychological counseling and therapy costs
- Lost wages
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological damages
The Criminal Court System Versus the Civil Court System
You may be able to pursue a civil case against the individual and any other negligent parties regardless of the outcome of the defendant’s criminal case.
While a guilty verdict in the criminal court system may help bolster a civil case, the two cases are ultimately unrelated. The goal of the criminal justice system is to punish the individual. The burden of proof in a criminal case is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” If a juror is not certain the individual is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt,” they may not return a guilty verdict.
In a civil case, the burden of proof is lower. We may be able to prove your civil case if we can convince a jury by a “preponderance of the evidence” that the defendant is liable for your damages.
We May Be Able to Help You File a Sexual Violence Civil Lawsuit
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to help you take legal action to hold the individual and any other liable parties accountable for your damages.
Let Us Review Your Case
We offer complimentary initial consultations to victims of sexual violence. We know it may be difficult to relive these events. Our team handles each of these case evaluations with the utmost compassion and sensitivity. Your case will remain confidential.
We May Be Able to Identify Additional Liable Parties
In some sexual violence cases, there are additional parties other than the individual that may be liable.
Other liable parties may include:
- A business or other property owner
- A school or employer
- Other parties that failed to provide adequate security or take sufficient measures to prevent an attack
You Must Act Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
Each state has its own statute of limitations for filing a claim based on sexual violence. Statutes of limitations for sexual violence typically begin to run at the time of the incident.
Talk to a Sexual Violence Victim Lawyer
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our attorneys work to protect the rights of sexual violence victims.
If you suffered physical and/or emotional damages because of sexual violence, we may be able to help you. Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your complimentary consultation with a sexual violence victim lawyer.
We are listening and want to give you a voice!
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