Third Party Liability
Sexual Assault Lawyers in Anchorage
Perpetrators of sexual assault are responsible for the harm they cause to victims. Sometimes, however, there is third party liability for others who have contributed to sexual assault injuries. In Alaska, you can hold these parties legally accountable for their part in causing your harm. Anchorage sexual assault attorney Sean Brown at the Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center of the Brown Law Firm, LLC helps determine what individuals, or businesses, have failed their duty to protect you. While pursuing legal action following a sexual assault may seem daunting, it can be an important step in not only making sure the costs associated with your injuries are covered, but also in aiding in your healing process. Mr. Brown offers compassionate and comprehensive legal services for all stages of your case. Our firm understands the courage it takes for sexual assault survivors to face those who have harmed them and we strive to make sure the legal process is as stress-free as possible. If you, or a loved one, has been sexually assaulted and you’d like to learn more about your legal options, call our office today at 907.222.9900 to speak with an attorney.
Third Party Liability in Sexual Assault Cases
Third party liability attaches to a sexual assault case when a party, aside from the one who committed the assault, breaches their duty of care to a victim. Sexual assault victims often do not know they have the right to file a personal injury claim against someone other than the offender who committed the assault. As such, they may be discouraged to go through a civil action as they may think the perpetrator will not have any financial resources and the process would cause more psychological harm. Depending on the circumstances, this is not always the case. A sense of justice can sometimes be achieved through civil action. Compensation is also important for victims who need financial assistance with ongoing therapy and other costs related to their trauma. A seasoned sexual assault lawyer in Anchorage can help you determine what legal actions are right for you.
Third party liability may be present in your case depending on your situation. This can include:
- Premises Liability
- Employer Liability
- Schools and Other Facilities Neglect
If a sexual assault occurs on someone else’s property, such as a hotel, bar, or nightclub, the property owner or occupier may potentially be held liable if they were aware of the danger or failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of visitors. Employer liability exists when a sexual assault occurs at work and the employer was aware of former misconduct by the offender, failed to investigate complaints, or otherwise failed to provide a safe work environment.
Schools, daycares, and nursing home facilities also have a duty to protect their vulnerable residents. If a child or elderly adult is sexually assaulted while in their care, those parties can be held accountable. Damages available to sexual assault victims can include all medical costs related to their injuries – including physical and psychological. This encompasses hospital visits, doctor’s appointments, as well as therapy and psychiatric treatment. Victims may also receive compensation for loss of income, loss of enjoyment, and pain and suffering.
Holding Responsible Parties Liable for Anchorage Sexual Assaults
Anchorage sexual assault attorney Sean Brown of The Brown Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to making sure those at-fault for sexual assault injuries are the ones who bear the financial burden as well. These complex and delicate cases require the experience of a lawyer committed to these specific issues. Mr. Brown and his team at the Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center offer this specialized representation for victims throughout the Western Alaska area, including Aniak, Bethel, Hooper Bay, and Saint Mary’s, making sure victims have the legal assistance they need regardless of location. If you have questions about your legal rights in the aftermath of a sexual assault, please call our office at 907.222.9900 to find out more about how we can help.
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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