Sexual Assault Injuries
Sexual Assault Injury Attorney in Anchorage
The injuries that victims of sexual assaults suffer have life-long results. Severe physical injuries from a violent attack as well as psychological trauma often require long-term treatment, and the costs associated with them. Civil suits against those responsible for such injuries are important so that victims can feel a sense of justice as well as to make sure the parties liable bear the financial burden of the harm caused. Anchorage sexual assault injury lawyer Sean Brown and his team at the Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center of the Brown Law Firm, LLC assist these victims with their legal claims. Mr. Brown is dedicated to offering compassionate and comprehensive legal services to those who have suffered injuries as a result of a sexual assault. We understand that no legal action can make up for the harm caused by a sexual assault, but it can be an important part of the healing process. If you, or a loved one, has injured in a sexually assault, call our office today at 907.222.9900 or contact us to find out more about your legal options.
Common Injuries Sustained in Sexual Assaults
The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) has reported that, in the United States, every 73 seconds someone is a victim of a sexual assault. Unfortunately, once a victim has been sexually assaulted or raped once, there is an increased likelihood they will become a victim again. Sexual assaults have a significant physical and emotional impact on victims, and the injuries they sustain can be devastating. Among the physical injuries common in these attacks are abrasions, broken bones, internal injuries, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as contusions and bruises. Psychological and emotional harm stemming from a sexual assault often requires even longer recovery. A knowledgeable sexual assault injury attorney in Anchorage can assist you in getting the help you need to cope. Psychological injuries that occur because of a sexual assault include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep and eating disorders
- Substance abuse and addiction
Some of these conditions can cause panic attacks, hallucinations, inability to function in daily life, and problems forming or keeping relationships. Extensive therapy, rehabilitation, as well as other lengthy and costly treatments are necessary after a sexual assault. Perpetrators can and should be held accountable for the financial impact of their actions. Other parties may also be legally liable in these cases. Businesses who fail to keep customers safe, as well as medical institutions, schools, and sometimes employers may all potentially be partially responsible for sexual assault injuries.
Victims may be awarded damages past and future medical costs, loss of income for time missed at work, counseling costs, loss of enjoyment, as well as pain and suffering. The statute of limitations for civil personal injury claims in Alaska is two years from the date of injury. Timing is important to ensure proper evidence is gathered and preserved to make a strong case. A seasoned Anchorage sexual assault lawyer can ensure the appropriate parties are held accountable for your injuries.
Anchorage Sexual Assault Injury Attorney
The Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center of the Brown Law Firm, LLC has vast experience helping victims of sexual assault get justice. In the aftermath of a traumatic event, it is vital you are surrounded by people you trust and can help you through. Anchorage sexual assault injury attorney Sean Brown is committed to making sure his clients feel safe and heard at all stages of the legal process. We represent residents throughout Western Alaska, including Anchorage, Aniak, Bethel, Hooper Bay, and Saint Mary’s. All survivors of sexual assault should be given a chance to have their voices heard in court and receive financial support from responsible parties. If you need legal guidance following a sexual assault, please call our office at 907.222.9900 to speak with an attorney today.
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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