If you have been sexually assaulted, our Portland sexual assault attorneys can help you file a civil lawsuit (in addition to criminal charges) to help you pay medical bills, educate you about your rights, and get you compensation for all the emotional damage you have had to endure.
All forms of sexual assault are crimes and yet only a small percentage of rapes ever get reported to law enforcement. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a sexual assault, you will need a committed sexual assault lawyer to represent you. At DuBois Law Group LLC, we are strongly on the side of children and adults who have been sexually abused, raped, molested or sexually battered. Our compassionate Portland sexual assault attorneys understand the devastating physical and emotional pain that your injuries are causing you. We will work tirelessly in our fight for justice. Sexual assault in all forms is against the law.
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Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity that you do not want and you do not agree to. Sexual assault may take the form of any unwanted and inappropriate touching.
Any form of sexual activity that forces you to participate in unwanted sexual contact or attention is sexual assault. Sexual assault includes rape and attempted rape, sexual harassment, incest, “peeping Tom,” indecent exposure, and child molestation. Sexual assaults can happen anywhere: with a stranger, on a date, with a domestic or intimate partner, in a nursing home, and even by a trusted therapist, counselor or physician. Children who are victims of molestation often know and trust their attacker: priests, ministers, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, day care providers, and even family members.
When taking legal action against your assailant, there are several options for you to consider. In addition to criminal charges, If a third party was negligent and aided in making the assault possible, you may be able to file a claim against a third party. For example, if a summer camp counselor assaults a person, the camp may be responsible, particularly if they did not do a background check before hiring the sex offender or guilty of some other negligence.
You Deserve Fair Compensation in a Civil Case
Although criminal prosecution is necessary to hold your attacker accountable for the crime of sexual assault, filing a civil action is a valuable tool for you to seek compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault, our supportive legal team has the knowledge and the resources to navigate the legal system to assist you in receiving maximum compensation for your devastating injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Psychological and other counseling
- Present and future medical expenses
- Loss of wages – present and future
The Portland sexual assault attorneys at DuBois Law Group LLC are dedicated to assisting victims of sexual assault by making sure that you know your rights and your options so that you are no longer a victim. Call for a free case evaluation so that you can begin to heal and get on with your life.