Sexual Assault / Abuse Cases
Anchorage Sexual Assault Attorneys
Surviving a sexual assault impacts every aspect of your life, taking a physical, psychological, and emotional toll on you and your family. Holding the perpetrator only criminally responsible is not enough and, sometimes, not even an option for some. For this reason, sexual assault victims must pursue civil action to regain their sense of control as well as be financially compensated for their harm. Anchorage sexual assault lawyer Sean Brown at the Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center of the Brown Law Firm, LLC, assists clients in getting justice. Mr. Brown is aware of the trauma sexual assault survivors go through, and takes the time to listen to his clients, offering advice and options for their legal representation. Our firm will aggressively advocate on your behalf to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you, or a loved one, has been sexually assaulted, call our office today at 907.222.9900 to see how we can help.
Civil Actions for Sexual Assault Injuries
Regardless of whether a defendant has been charged for a crime, victims of sexual assaults have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit. As separate and distinct legal proceedings, civil cases also have a lower burden of proof than those necessary to establish criminal liability. In a sexual assault civil case, as with all personal injury suits, a plaintiff must show that the defendant was negligent. A knowledgeable Anchorage sexual assault attorney will be able to layout the proper evidence to establish negligence in your claim.
The offender is first and foremost the party responsible for causing a victim’s harm in a sexual assault. However, in some circumstances, other parties can also be held legally liable where they have breached their duty of care. For instance, property owners owe those who visit their businesses a duty to keep them reasonably safe. When an owner breaches that duty, causing a visitor’s injuries, they may be found negligent. An employer could also be held accountable for acts of an employee in some cases.
Damages Available for Anchorage Sexual Assault Victims
Sexual assault survivors sometimes wait to contact police or seek medical attention. While this is understandable, it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible so that you can receive the help you need. Victims should also consider seeking advice from an experienced sexual assault lawyer in Anchorage as soon as possible following an attack, who can make sure their legal rights remain protected.
When a person has been sexually assaulted, they can suffer a range of physical injuries, as well as emotional and psychological trauma. These victims are entitled to financial compensation for this harm. Damages in these cases can include past and future medical expenses; lost income due to time away from work during recovery or therapy sessions; loss of enjoyment in life; loss of consortium; and other forms of pain and suffering endured. Aside from the financial aspect, filing a civil suit can also raise awareness about sexual assault and help prevent it from happening in the future. In Alaska, victims of sexual assault, and other personal injuries, have two years in which to file a claim for damages arising from their injury.
Seasoned Legal Representation in Anchorage Sexual Assault Claims
Trusting someone to protect your legal interests and advocate for your rights following a sexual assault can be difficult. At The Brown Law Firm, LLC we take this responsibility seriously. Anchorage sexual assault attorney Sean Brown and his team are dedicated to making sure perpetrators and other responsible parties are held liable for such heinous acts. Civil actions in these cases can be complex and require the experience of a lawyer who specializes in these types of matters. Our firm assists clients in Anchorage as well as the Western Alaska areas, including Aniak, Bethel, Hooper Bay, and Saint Mary’s. The Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center believes that every person deserves legal counsel regardless of where they live. If you have questions about your legal options following a sexual assault, please call our office at 907.222.9900 to speak with an attorney today.
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The Brown Law Firm's office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. However, our firm serves clients throughout Alaska. If you would like to discuss a potential case, please do not hesitate to contact us, regardless of your location.
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