Legal Help After Sexual Assault and Abuse
Sexual violence can take many forms, but one thing is clear: the victim is not at fault. We at CaseyGerry are committed to protecting people who have experienced sexual assault and abuse and holding perpetrators accountable for their heinous acts.
Sexual Violence is a National Problem
Sexual assault is a rampant problem in California and across the country. In fact, in the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experiences sexual violence in their lifetime. While some of these acts are random, many are not. In eight out of 10 cases of rape, for example, the victim knows the perpetrator.
Safety is the first priority after any kind of sexual violence occurs. If it happened to you or a loved one, be sure to notify the proper authorities as soon as possible. There are also several crisis hotlines in California. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) can offer resources and support. The steps you take in the first 24 to 72 hours can be crucial to your future recourse.
Importantly, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit. Different from a criminal lawsuit, a civil suit can hold your assailant (and perhaps other people like an employer or the owner of a place where the abuse occurred) accountable and seek damages for resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. An attorney experienced with sexual assault cases can explain your options and what you can expect from taking legal action.
Compassionate Representation of Sexual Assault and Abuse Victims
Sexual assault is an extremely traumatic experience, often involving a devastating emotional impact in addition to physical injury. To make matters more difficult, sexual assault litigation is highly sensitive and complex. Getting experienced legal counsel makes a big difference in navigating the legal process.
We at CaseyGerry handle all aspects of the litigation – conducting the investigation, filing the complaint, having conversations with the defendants, requesting temporary court orders for protection, and other steps – so our clients can focus on their wellness and moving forward.
As the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego, we put our clients’ interests first. Our attorneys help them cope while seeking justice and compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
What to Do if You Have Been Sexually Abused
Note: If you or your child is in danger, get to safety immediately and call 9-1-1. If you received unwanted sexual contact, CaseyGerry’s experienced team has the knowledge and resources to help you. Our conversations are confidential and consultations are free. We’ll ensure the necessary measures are taken to protect you as we seek justice. We welcome you to contact our firm at (619) 238-1811.