Sexual Assault Victims
While it is widely known that sexual abuse is a serious crime, it is less known that sexual abuse/assault victims may also have a civil claim against the perpetrator or institution employing the perpetrator. At the Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, we do not prosecute offenders for crimes, but we may be able to counsel victims and their families. If you or somebody you know has been the victim of sexual abuse, and wishes to bring a claim for compensation due to the abuse, Contact the sexual abuse litigation attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP.
Sexual assault can occur when someone is the subject of inappropriate or unwanted kissing, touching, fondling, or rape. Often, people believe that once they have been the victim of sexual abuse, it may be impossible to collect compensation since the abuser has no assets. There are, however, instances where parties who did not play an active part in the abuse will be civilly liable because they had duty to prevent it. Cases like this will go hand in hand with negligent security cases, and often impose civil liability on multiple parties.Besides Contacting An Attorney, Where Else Can Someone Go For Help?
There are many organizations that are devoted to helping and supporting people who have experienced sexual assault. Some of them include:
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799–SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY). This hotline is available nationwide, 24–hours a day.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE (4673). This is an anonymous nationwide hotline that automatically connects callers to local crisis centers of RAINN (The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network).
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a list of state resources at www.womenshealth.gov/violence/state/. This list includes area organizations that help those dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence.
At the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, our experienced team of civil litigation attorneys understands the hardships facing victims of sexual assault. Our dedicated attorneys will stand by your side throughout the entire process and will zealously pursue your lawsuit against all liable parties. In addition to delivering legal advice of the highest quality, our firm has access to some of the finest physiological and medical professionals in the Commonwealth. We have represented thousands of individuals and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements, claims and jury awards on behalf of our clients.
Our Boston and Cambridge sexual abuse litigation attorneys will aggressively pursue your case against the person who wronged you, and fight for you every step of the way. We have represented numerous victims of sexual assault, and have extensive experience representing people who are going through a most difficult time. We understand the emotional struggle of a sexual abuse victim, and act not just as counselor but as confidant.
If you believe that you or someone you love has been subjected to this type of assault, please contact us to set up a Free of Charge Initial Consultation with one of our experienced Boston Sexual Assault Victim Attorneys. Our attorneys are available around the clock – please call us at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 or Contact Us Online. All consultations are completely confidential.