Were you or a loved one sexually assaulted or abused in Louisville, KY? If you were a victim of sexual abuse, you deserve to have your voice heard. You may be here because:
Our experienced attorneys focus on helping survivors of sexual assault in civil court.
We believe you and we believe your voice should be heard, help is available. Our personal injury attorneys are here to help you find justice. Contact our law office today to learn more about your legal options in a free consultation.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse can happen in the places people feel the safest. Predators tend to take positions of power and use this against victims making them afraid to speak out. This unwanted sexual touching can happen in professional environments and safe places. Here are some of the types of cases our lawyers have represented:
One of the largest youth organizations in the United States, the Boy Scouts have faced many allegations of sexual abuse. If you've been a victim of abuse by a scoutmaster, fellow scout, or another person involved in the organization, you have options.
The elderly is a vulnerable population and sexual abuse at a nursing home is often underreported. Someone living in a nursing home may suffer from dementia or decreased functionality which can lead to them being taken advantage of by staff members, other residents, or even guests coming into the facility. If you believe your loved one has suffered sexual abuse at a nursing home, report it and reach out to one of our experienced lawyers for a free consultation.
Schools regardless of the level of learning should be safe places for the students attending. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 women reports being sexually assaulted on a college campus, and this is just from the number that has been reported. If you've been a victim of sexual assault on a university campus, you have legal options. Title IX is a civil right that states everyone should be protected from sexual harassment and sexual assault, after just one instance. Speak with our attorneys to learn more about Title IX.
Regardless of where your sexual abuse has taken place, you have the right to come forward to report the abuse and speak with a lawyer. The abuser should be held accountable and institutions may be found negligent. By speaking out about your child sex abuse or sexual assault, you can be helping countless other victims help find their voices. You can also be helping protect future victims from experiencing the same crime.
Victims of sexual assault or parents of victims often have many questions on their quest for legal advice. Here are some of the frequent questions our lawyers answer.
Yes, there are legal options for victims of sexual abuse. You can pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages from the assault. Occasionally, the owner of the property may also be held liable. Our law offices can walk you through your specific case.
Sexual assault is unwanted sexual contact without consent, including touching, molestation and fondling.
Sexual abuse is much broader and does not always include physical contact. This can include exposing a child to pornography, soliciting inappropriate images, indecent exposure, and more. In Kentucky, unwanted sexual contact not involving sexual penetration is classified as sexual abuse.
Rape is defined as any non-consensual sexual penetration involving the perpetrator's body or foreign objects.
Every case is different so determining what it may be worth before collecting all the facts is not possible. The facts, damages, jurisdiction, witnesses, testimony, and other factors all contribute to the value of a case. In civil cases, we seek compensation for medical bills including mental health counseling, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
There are many possible side effects of sexual assault and abuse. They can be both emotional as well as physical damages. Some emotional effects of the sexual abuse include:
Survivors can also develop physical injuries after their abuse, this can include:
Sexual assault can affect children and adults differently. Some of the side effects may not be seen until later in life and they can also last a lifetime even with treatment.
Recognizing the signs of sexual abuse in your child or loved one can help get them the care they need during the difficult time. Some common signs that someone is being sexually abused include:
It is important, once the victim is comfortable, to report the abuse and seek legal advice. A lawyer will be able to explain
Our law firm represents victims in Kentucky. We work hard to investigate each case to bring action against the perpetrator and potentially the organization responsible. While we know compensation does not heal the pain and suffering you or your loved one has experienced, it can help with the medical bills that have accumulated during your healing. We understand the importance of the attorney-client relationship and trusting your attorney in your case is paramount.
Sexual assault is an ongoing problem that we need to continue to address. As of 2010, 47.7% of Kentucky women have experienced sexual violence. Across the United States, approximately 20 million out of 112 million women have been raped. Of this, over 340,000 of the reported rapes and sexual assaults were to individuals 12 or older.
You have many professional resources available to you as a victim of sex abuse, in addition to contacting an experienced law firm to file a civil case.
Our personal injury attorneys represent victims of sexual abuse across the state of Kentucky, including:
Our law offices are standing by to answer your questions during this difficult time. We understand the importance of building a trusting attorney-client relationship and how the support can help your healing. If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse, our team of experienced sexual assault attorneys can help you find the justice and compensation you deserve.
Call our law firm today and speak with a dedicated lawyer to help understand your case and legal options.