Victims of assaults or abuse should always report those crimes to the police or other authorities. But whether criminal charges have been filed or not, victims of assault or abuse should consult with a lawyer or law firm with experience in handling these cases. In many cases, an experienced injury lawyer will be able to recover damages from one or more of the people responsible for the assault or abuse, or for failing to prevent it. An experienced injury lawyer can sometimes recover compensation even when the assault or abuse occurred many years earlier.
If you, a family member, or a loved one has been assaulted or abused, please contact us for a free consultation. Any such consultation is completely confidential and private, whether you decide to go ahead with a claim or not. It is important to know your rights and to get the best legal advice you can. If you have any questions or need assistance, our team of lawyers is here to help and support you.
“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”
― Judith Lewis Herman
Assault and Abuse Claim Articles
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