Are you the victim of sexual assault? Call 1-877-405-4313 and let us explain the legal options available to you at no charge.
While we all know that perpetrators of sexual assault can be charged criminally, many victims don’t realize that they may be able to bring a civil claim (a lawsuit in order to recover financial compensation) as well.
Many victims of sexual assault or rape are left without of any sense of justice; their attackers are sometimes never identified, prosecutors may decline to file criminal charges, and criminal trials can often end without a conviction (or by way of a plea bargain).
Fortunately, there is one additional avenue that victims may have at their disposal—a lawsuit. By law, you have the right to seek financial compensation from anyone who causes (or whose negligence causes) you injury or financial loss. For example, think back to the O.J. Simpson murder case. Even though he was found not guilty of all criminal charges, the Goldman family was awarded millions in a civil lawsuit.
What may surprise you is the fact that the perpetrator is not always the only one legally responsible for compensating you for those losses. Sometimes a business, landowner, or public institution may also be held civilly liable for your losses when it’s found that their negligence and/or lack of action played a role in allowing the crime to take place on their property in the first place.
Property owners owe you a certain standard of care when on their property, and when they fail in this obligation, they open themselves up to a 3rd-party claim by way of premises liability law.
Premises liability and sexual assault.
Premises liability is a legal construct which seeks to protect the rights of individuals who are injured while one someone else’s property. Property owners have certain duties they owe to visitors which differ based on whether you’re an invitee, a licensee, or even a trespasser. This can include making sure that the property is free from hazards, that every area is well-lit, that adequate security measures are taken, etc.
As this area of law can get quite complex in relation to a rape or sexual assault in Texas, it is very important to seek a free (yes, free) consultation with a premises liability lawyer in order to know exactly where you stand. The facts surrounding your case can make all the difference when determining the legal options available to you, and the Dallas attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to discuss this with you at no cost. In fact, if we can help you with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket costs to you. Seriously! Our law firm only gets paid if we are successful at recovering actual compensation. If we do not win your case, you literally never owe us a penny.
How much is my case worth?
Without knowing the specific facts of your case, it’s impossible to give an accurate estimate as to the value of your claim. Generally, you’re allowed to seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical treatment
- Mental health counseling
- Lost wages
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Humiliation/ psychological injury
- And more…
Due to the egregious nature of sex crimes, juries in Dallas and across Texas are generally sympathetic toward the victims. Large settlements are often reached out of court or in the early stages of a trial, and in some cases, punitive damages may be levied (which could raise the potential monetary award significantly).
Speak to a lawyer today!
If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, please call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. We’ll look into the facts of your case, determine the legal options available to you, and explain exactly how we may be able to help you recover the money you deserve – and again, this is all done at no cost to you. Even if you’re initially hesitant to pursue such a claim, there’s no harm in at least finding out your options.
Speak With a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.