Sexual Assault Victims
If you or a member of your family is a victim of sexual abuse, you need a compassionate, experienced New York City personal injury attorney to listen with sensitivity and explain your legal options. Even if criminal charges are pending against your assailant, you can still recover damages while recuperating from the sexual assault.
It is important to know that victims of sexual abuse, whether they are children or adults, have the right to bring a civil legal action against the perpetrator of their abuse. In some cases institutions like churches, universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, high schools, businesses and other parties can be held accountable if they covered up the abuse or did not do their due diligence to prevent it.
Discuss Your Options
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by anyone and would like to discuss your options, I invite to call our firm for a free evaluation of your case. All consultations are completely confidential. A civil case may be brought in addition to a criminal case. If you or a loved one has been abused and you have not come forward, you can contact our office to help you find the right authorities to criminally prosecute your abuser. You may also contact your local police or district attorney’s office.
It is possible to bring a civil case against an abuser, even if the state has determined that there is insufficient evidence to bring a criminal case or the criminal case was not successful.
The Law Offices of Eric Richman can help you pursue a case against:
- Parents or guardians
- Family members
- Family friends
- Trusted community members
If you or a member of your family is a victim of sexual abuse, you need an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer to help you recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.