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Have You or a Loved One Suffered From Sexual Assault?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on May 7, 2013

Sexual assault is an involuntary sexual act where the victim is forced or coerced into engaging in sexual activity against their will. It is serious crime with harsh penalties. Some examples of sexual assault are rape, inappropriate touching, non-consensual kissing, torture in a sexual manner, or child sexual abuse. Victims of sexual assault often experience emotional trauma, as well as short and long-term side effects. They deserve compensation for this personal injury and for the long path of recovery ahead of them. Some of the immediate effects of sexual assault include:

  • Fear
  • Shock
  • Disbelief
  • Pain

Later down the road, more long term effects can arise, such as diminished self-esteem, shame, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Unfortunately, it is common for victims of sexual assault to be too afraid to report the incident. This can be due to several reasons; they could be afraid of the attacker or ashamed of what can happen to their reputation. By seeking help from a Dallas personal injury lawyer, compensation can be pursued for victims. With the support of an attorney and client confidentiality, you or someone you know can maintain your reputation and fight for the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

We can provide aggressive legal counsel to fight for justice in your sexual assault case and we can seek compensation in several areas:

  • Physical injuries
  • Psychological damages
    • Mental health counseling
  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional harm
  • Attorney fees

The assailant can be held responsible for his or her actions if you take legal action. Sexual assault is a statutory offense, so contacting a Dallas sexual assault attorney is vital when facing a case like this. Team up with an experienced and aggressive lawyer who can fight for your justice and aim to get the maximum compensation possible for you.


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