Advocates For Sexual Assault Victims
While sexual assault victims may get a measure of justice if their attackers are criminally prosecuted, such prosecutions do little to address the substantial financial damages that result from an assault. Victims may still be left with medical bills, lost wages and a lifetime of mental scars that will not go away just because the person who committed the crime is behind bars. And what happens if the person who committed the crime is never caught? Does the victim have any chance for justice?
Victims of sexual assault should know that they may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim in some situations. Through this type of claim, you can get money to pay medical bills and replace lost wages. You may also be able to get compensation for the intangible costs, like the pain and suffering you have experienced. This will also give you the opportunity to hold accountable other parties that may have played a role in allowing this to happen.
When A Sexual Assault Victim Can File A Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim may be filed in a sexual assault and battery case when a property owner’s negligence facilitated the commission of the crime. More often than not, this comes in the form of negligent or inadequate security. Examples of inadequate security include broken locks on windows or doors, lack of security cameras, lack of lighting and lack of properly trained security staff, particularly when there is a history of criminal activity on the premises. In some cases, a staff member may even be responsible for the crime.
Determining whether a property owner was negligent is a complex matter. You do not have to determine this on your own. Instead, you may want to contact an experienced attorney if you have been a victim of sexual assault and battery at a business such as a hotel, bar or store. You may even have a claim if the crime occurred in an apartment building or rental property. Be aware that these businesses may also be responsible for crimes that occur in parking lots.
Find Out More In A Free Consultation
At Brock Law Offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, our lawyers are advocates for sexual assault victims. We will review your case for free and educate you about your options. Contact us today at 402-327-1777 or by email. We handle all premises liability and personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You only pay if we obtain a recovery for you. There is no money required up front.