What Constitutes Sexual Assault?
Reporting an Attack in Dallas, TX
When a person is sexually assaulted, they suffer not only personal injury, but emotional trauma, as well. It is common for rape or sexual assault victims to be afraid of reporting their attack. This may be due to the reputation they could receive, or because they are afraid of what their assailant might do. However, by hiring an experienced injury lawyer, you could report your assault and fight for compensation under the safety of an attorney/client privilege. This means that anything you say to your attorney cannot be repeated or shared with any other party. It is also important to note that the longer you wait, the less likely it will become for you to hold your assailant responsible and get the justice and compensation you deserve, so act quickly.
Understanding the Scope of a Sexual Assault
When most people think of sexual assault or rape, they assume that one person is being forced into sexual activity against their will. It is also common for people to assume that, once a person verbally agrees to engage in sexual activity, the act can no longer be considered sexual assault. This is not always true. Even if a person consents to sexual activity, the act can still be considered rape if the person was threatened verbally or physical in order to force them to "consent," or if he or she was intoxicated at the time of consent. That's right: consent to sexual activity from an intoxicated person is not recognized as valid according to the law. If you or someone you love has been raped, don't hesitate another moment to get the skilled and aggressive representation of a sexual assault attorney.
You May be Entitled to Compensation
At Lenahan Law Firm, we understand that you may very well be going through one of the most terrible and painful times in your life. We are here for you. Because our firm focuses solely on those who have suffered severe injury, we can give you our full attention and dedication. With a Dallas personal injury lawyer from our firm by your side, you will receive caring step-by-step guidance through your difficult legal process, as well as aggressive representation to fight for justice and the compensation you deserve.
Our firm includes a team of highly knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorneys, including Marc Lenahan, who has been chosen to serve as the 2013 President-Elect for the National Crime Victim Bar Association. Don't hesitate to reach out to our firm so we can get the process started in evaluating your case.