What do you know about sexual assault in the United States?
It happens much more than you probably realize. Chances are, you know someone who has been sexually assaulted and are not even aware. Do you know where to turn if you have been the victim of sexual assault?
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is here to help you when you have nowhere else to turn. We have the experience you need to pursue your perpetrator and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. When you need a Queens sexual assault attorney, call us today.
This Happens Every Day
Today, we want to delve into some of the shocking statistics of rape and sexual assault. We think that it is necessary to bring these numbers to light. It makes the problem harder to ignore.
First, while many rapes and sexual assaults do happen at the hands of strangers, women and men are much more likely to be sexually assaulted by someone they know.
- 91% of all rape victims knew their perpetrator according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
How many people are affected by rape and sexual assault?
We know that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lifetime. We also know that 33% of women and around 17% of men will experience some form of contact sexual violence.
Sexual assault can be both physical and non-physical. Rape and any unwanted sexual contact performed on someone is sexual assault. If someone is forced to perform a sexual act on someone, they have been sexually assaulted. Sexual assault extends to any unwanted touching of the private parts both outside and underneath clothing.
Exposing someone to pornography or exposed genitals is sexual assault, as are non-physical inappropriate comments.
The Long-Term Effects Are Tremendous
Many victims of rape and sexual assault struggle with mental illnesses as well as emotional and psychological damage. More than 80% of women and 35% of men who have been sexually assaulted report suffering from PTSD.
The costs of emergency medical care after an assault can be high, but they are nothing compared the need for a lifetime of counseling or pain and suffering.
How We Can Help You Now
If you or someone you love has been raped or sexually assaulted, you do not have to sit by idly while the perpetrator is out there. You can act and you can receive compensation for what has been done to you. While we understand that no amount of money can erase what has happened, it can help bring some closure and a sense of justice to your case. Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. has the knowledge and experience you need to get the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Lost wages and benefits if necessary
- Compensation for needed counseling
- Punitive damages against those responsible