Victims Of Sexual Abuse
Sexual assault is a crime, plain and simple. So, the first step in responding to sexual assault is to file criminal charges and let the criminal justice system do its work – when this process leads to a conviction, the perpetrator can face real consequences such as jail time. But a criminal conviction doesn’t do much to help the victim of an assault, besides putting their attacker behind bars.
Nonetheless, assault victims have suffered an injury and have a legal right to file a civil personal injury suit against their attacker alongside criminal prosecution. This means that assault victims can seek financial compensation for the harm they have suffered, which can be used to defray the cost of medical treatment, therapy, lost wages and other expenses caused by the assault.
At The Gori Law Firm, we will help you mount the thorough legal response your assault deserves. Our top priority is to help you achieve justice by obtaining the maximum compensation available through a personal injury lawsuit.
Recognizing The Responsible Parties
It’s important to keep in mind that a sexual assaulter may not be the only party liable under personal injury law. If the assault occurred at a business, a school or another institution, the organization may also have legal liability for failing to provide adequate supervision of employees or adequate security. By analyzing the details of your case, we will help you identify all potentially liable parties and form a strategy to hold them accountable.
In our years of practice, our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients who have been harmed through the negligence of others. Our previous cases include a wide range of personal injury claims, including those associated with complex car and truck accident claims involving underinsured and uninsured motorist claims. We also represent families that have lost loved ones to fatal accidents in wrongful death lawsuits.
Schedule A Consultation With A Skilled And Compassionate Personal Injury Lawyer
For a free initial consultation and to learn what legal options may exist, contact The Gori Law Firm. You can reach us online or by phone at 888-779-6064. From our offices in Edwardsville, Illinois, we represent assault victims and other injury victims throughout Illinois and Missouri.