What Are My Legal Options After Sexual Assault?
Kevin Biniazan—July 9, 2018
In the aftermath of sexual assault, it is imperative that you get the medical attention you need and take time to recover. After you have received medical care and are stabilized, you may wish to take action against the person who assaulted you by holding them accountable for their actions in a court of law.
In many cases, bringing perpetrators to justice helps survivors of sexual assault find closure and regain a sense of safety. Though the prospect may be scary, speaking up about sexual violence and assault can keep the person who hurt you from doing the same to others and make the world a safer place.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit Against a Perpetrator
Filing a civil lawsuit against the person who sexually assaulted you may be a good option in your case if you have experienced significant suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses, and other highly personal costs. Civil litigation allows you to recover damages from the person who hurt you and keep them on the hook for the tangible and intangible costs created through their abuse. By taking your attacker to court, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Mental health counseling
- Medical care
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress—and more.
Given the appalling and highly distressing nature of sexual crimes, judges and juries tend to side with victims and award, particularly high damages. This is often essential for sexual assault victims seeking to get their life back and regain normalcy through mental, medical, and personal care.
We Provide Compassionate, Effective Legal Service to Sexual Assault Survivors in Richmond
You are not alone when you bring in Breit Cantor Grana Buckner. Our sexual assault attorneys are trained to provide compassionate help and powerful legal advocacy, in order to ensure you are protected and that your attacker is held responsible for their crimes against you. We are prepared to protect your privacy and work hard to make sure the person who hurt you is brought to justice.
Attorney at Law
Kevin is a trial attorney who passionately represents individuals injured or harmed by the carelessness of others. Between jury trials and settlements, Kevin has secured more than $15 million for his clients in his first two years of practice.