Sexual Abuse Attorney in the Bronx and All of New York
Sexual assault in the U.S. is considered an epidemic. Children and adults from all walks of life experience this type of assault and abuse every day.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a sexual assault or abuse in New York, contact the Law Offices of Eric Richman. The compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance of a sexual assault lawyer can make a difference on your road to recovery.
Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawsuits
A civil lawsuit against your abuser and/or another responsible party may provide compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Additional recovery needs
As a longtime NYC sexual assault attorney, Eric Richman is dedicated to supporting and representing survivors.
Studies report that eight out of ten sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, whether it’s an acquaintance, an intimate partner, a family member, or a trusted friend. The trauma suffered by victims may prevent them from speaking out or pursuing legal action.
The lifelong impact of sexual abuse can be devastating. Stress, grief, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts can compound the physical trauma you may have after an assault.
In addition to suing your abuser for the physical and emotional damage they inflicted on you, you may also be able to hold third parties responsible. For example, if a property owner’s negligence resulted in someone being able to enter your building or home and attack you, the property owner may be held liable.
Types of Sexual Assault
Sexual abuse is not a cut and dry crime. It can take on many serious forms and have long-term consequences for victims. If you or a loved one have experienced any unwanted sexual encounter, no matter where, when, or how old you were, you have the right to hold your abuser accountable.
As a sexual abuse lawyer, Eric Richman brings decades of compassionate experience advocating for sexual assault victims in the courtroom.
Sexual abuse is an umbrella term for a host of unwanted sexual encounters, some of which are listed below. If you suffered from an experience not listed below, do not hesitate to reach out. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may still be able to sue the responsible party.
Child sexual abuse
When a person partakes in any kind of sexual activity with a minor, including exposing oneself, fondling, sharing pornographic images, and engaging in any form of sex, this is considered child sexual abuse.
According to the CDC, an estimated one in 13 boys and one in four girls are sexually abused at some point in childhood. Over 90% of these victims are abused by someone they or their family knows, and many times, this abuse goes unreported. Unfortunately, it is often the adults who children trust most that do this type of irreparable harm, including relatives, coaches, clergy, doctors, scout leaders, and teachers.
When a perpetrator touches someone in a sexual manner without their consent, no matter if it is with their own body or another object, this may be considered sexual assault. In some cases, a victim can pursue criminal and civil damages against the person who assaulted them.
Any degree of sexual penetration without consent is considered rape. Perpetrators may use physical force, emotional pressure, or psychological coercion to manipulate a victim into having non-consensual sex. This is always illegal and may be grounds for civil and criminal lawsuits.
Filing a Lawsuit
If you are a survivor of sexual assault or abuse, know that you are not alone. You deserve the opportunity to speak out and hold your abuser accountable.
Our sexual assault attorneys have years of experience advocating and standing up for survivors. At the Law Offices of Eric Richman, we will support you and help you build a strong case against the person or parties responsible for your pain and suffering.
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