Being the victim of sexual assault is a traumatic experience that can have a profound impact on a survivor’s life. No amount of money can truly make up for the pain a victim may endure as a result of being assaulted.
That said, sexual assault victims should be aware they have the right to seek financial compensation for their losses by filing civil suits against those who assaulted them and those whose negligence allowed an assault to take place.
Victims should also understand that building this type of case can be stressful and challenging if they attempt to do so on their own. Luckily, this isn’t necessary.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Queens, New York sexual assault attorneys are on hand to help victims see that justice is served. Review your case with our team to learn more about your legal options.
Queens Sexual Assault Cases: What You Need to Know About Seeking Compensation
Victims of sexual assault can file claims to seek compensation for such losses and damages as:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages if a sexual assault interfered with a victim’s ability to work
- Counseling expenses
Those are just a few common examples. The compassionate experts at our Queens sexual assault law firm will carefully review your case to determine how much compensation you may be eligible for based on the extent and severity of your losses. While we can’t ethically promise you will recover a specific amount of money, we can promise to fight aggressively on your behalf. Along with seeking compensation for your losses, we may seek punitive damages, which serve to punish the person or persons who assaulted you.
Liable Parties in Queens Sexual Assault Cases
The individual or individuals who assaulted you will be the main target of your civil suit when you seek compensation. However, they may not be the only liable parties responsible for compensating you.
For instance, perhaps you were sexually assaulted at a nightclub or other such establishment. Maybe this would not have happened had ownership trained and hired an adequate security team. If so, you might be able to file an additional claim or lawsuit to collect from the nightclub owner’s insurance.
That’s just one example. As we investigate your case, our Queens sexual assault lawyers will consider who all the liable parties may be, working hard to hold all those responsible accountable.
Be aware that taking legal action against negligent parties who allow sexual assaults to occur doesn’t merely help you recover financial compensation. It can also prevent others from being victimized in the future. When parties who negligently allow victims to be sexually assaulted are forced to pay the price, they are less likely to be negligent again.
Contact a Queens Sexual Assault Attorney
Again, while we may not be able to undo what has already happened to you, a Queens sexual assault attorney at Soloff & Zervanos can aggressively pursue the compensation for which you may be eligible. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 215-929-7216.