If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, it is important that you understand your rights and the courses of legal action that you can take to seek redress. Our team of personal injury lawyers in Atlanta will work with you through this entire process to ensure that we seek the maximum penalties through the Georgia civil courts after this traumatic experience.
When you are working with Seay & Felton, you can be confident that we will insulate you from the stress of the case as much as possible, while addressing every issue necessary in order to present your full story to the judge and jury. While sexual assault is a criminal case, it does not necessarily mean that the victim is not able to seek civil damages in addition. Contact our team today for a free case evaluation, and use this opportunity to determine your options for a civil case.
What Is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, is “Any sexual act that is perpetrated against someone’s will including attempted or completed rape, unwanted touching, threatened sexual violence, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and verbal sexual harassment.” If you have been in any situation that resembles the above, you are the victim of a crime, and have many legal options to seek justice against your assailant.
In many situations, sexual assault can seem like a “gray area” in which a victim may not realize, or want to admit, that they were, in fact, victims of an assault. If you believe or are unsure if, you were a victim of a sexual assault, then contact the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault for a very helpful resource on the subject, and learn more about your own situation, how to handle it, and your rights moving forward.
Can I Sue for Sexual Assault?
While most often people think of a sexual assault as a criminal offense (which it is), there are also circumstances where the victim can file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator of the assault to seek financial compensation for their injuries and suffering. To qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, a situation must meet these criteria before advancing:
- The assault must have caused injury to the victim
- The injuries must have some type of financial impact on the victim
There are many different ways that these criteria can be met, so if you have questions we are available to answer them.
Contact Us Today For Legal Help
If you are unsure if your situation fits the criteria for a civil lawsuit, or want to learn about the next steps to take, contact our team immediately. We understand the sensitive nature of your situation, and want to do everything in our power to handle your case with the utmost care.
During our free case evaluation, we will discuss the details of the situation, talk about any criminal proceedings that are moving through the court system or any charges that have been filed, and determine the most appropriate way to handle this situation through a civil case.