When a sexual assault happens, victims can be left with lifelong emotional and mental scars that last a lifetime. This is a pervasive problem in our culture and one that we are just beginning to truly shine a light on. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a sexual assault, you need to know where to turn.
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. will be by your side, advocating for you to receive the compensation you deserve for what has been done to you. When you need a Jersey City sexual assault attorney, call us today so we can get to work.
It Can Happen Anywhere
The “Me Too” movement has really helped bring to light that we have a major and deep cultural problem when it comes to sexual assault and rape in this country. Most people think that these types of assaults are perpetrated by strangers, but we know that is not true.
Sexual assault and rape are much more likely to be committed by someone the victim knows. In fact, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center tells us that the victim knows the perpetrator in eight out of 10 cases.
- 51.1% of female victims are raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.
Sexual assault commonly occurs in the following place:
- Workplace – in the workplace, perpetrators of sexual assault can include supervisors, coworkers, clients, customers, and more.
- College campus – the campus “rape culture” at many colleges and universities has led to these incidents being underreported. Nobody should ever have to worry about sexual assault on campus.
- Healthcare settings – when people seek help or care from healthcare professionals, they are in a vulnerable position. If a healthcare professional perpetrated a sexual assault, they must be held accountable.
When a sexual assault occurs on property owned by another person or company, an attorney may be able to recover punitive damages against them as well for failing to keep you safe.
We know that 20% of women and one in 71 men will be raped during their lifetime. The physical, emotional, and psychological damage felt by victims is real and often lasts a lifetime. Victims may need continual counseling to help them cope with what has happened to them and they deserve justice.
What Happens Now?
The “Me Too” movement has brought to light the pervasive cultural problems we have in the United States concerning sexual assault. However, it has not stopped the problem. If you or a loved one have suffered from a sexual assault, please seek legal assistance. Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is ready to be by your side, diligently fighting to secure the compensation you deserve for what has happened. This can include money for counseling, pain and suffering damages, and more. We also want to seek punitive damages against the perpetrator and anyone who covered up the assault. When you need a Jersey City sexual assault attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.