Sexual Assault Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person, or any sexual act committed without consent. Although sexual assaults most frequently are by a man on a woman, it may involve any combination of two or more men, women and children. In Pennsylvania, rape, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and institutional sexual assault (when the abuser is an employee of a youth development center, youth forestry camp, State or county juvenile detention facility, other licensed residential facility serving children and youth, or mental health or mental retardation facility or institution) constitute a felony of the first degree.
Unfortunately, sexual assault is reported less than half the time, and there are over 200,000 reported sexual assaults each year in the United States. Sexual assault is a crime, punishable in criminal court. But what many victims do not know is that they have the ability to sue for monetary damages in civil court. The sexual assault victim is legally entitled to seek compensation. An assault victim may seek monetary damages for his/her: medical expenses, injuries, lost wages, lost future income, physical and mental impairment, and pain and suffering. At the Lassen Law Firm, our civil trial attorneys seek financial compensation for victims of sexual assault and child sex abuse. We represent clients who were sexually abused, molested or raped.
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Financial compensation for victims usually comes from an insurance policy and not from the perpetrator. At The Lassen Law Firm, we will indentify whether the person who assaulted you or your child was covered by an applicable liability insurance policy.
In some cases, the financially responsible party is the day care, school or church that employed the assailant. In other cases, it may be the owner of the parking lot, hotel or apartment building that failed to take adequate security measures.
We may be able to file a claim for damages even if the person who sexually assaulted you was not convicted of the act in criminal court. If he or she was convicted, however, we may be able to seek punitive damages (those meant to punish wrongdoing) in addition to compensatory damages (those meant to pay you back for losses).
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When people have been seriously victimized by sexual assault, they may feel helpless. It is hard enough for people to deal with their physical symptoms and recovery, let alone the financial difficulties that are often associated with most sexual assault injuries. If you or your child has been a victim of sexual assault, the last thing you should have to worry about is your financial security. At the Lassen Law Firm, we believe that our clients should be allowed to focus on getting better without having to stress over their future well-being. We are skilled civil trial lawyers who will aggressively fight for maximum recovery of damages for our clients' serious physical and emotional injuries.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms.
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18 Pa. C.S. §§ 3121-3125
Authored by: Christian Lassen