Hi - I’m Mike. I’m an experienced lawyer representing victims of sex assault, advocating for those who can not obtain justice for themselves. I am looking forward to helping you find justice.
Sex assault is one of the most traumatic experiences someone can experience and it is a growing problem. If you or someone you love is a survivor of sex abuse, you may be wondering about your legal options.
Talking with an experienced sexual assault attorney in Tampa can help put your mind at ease and guide you through the justice system.
Mike Haggard, Esq.
Sexual Abuse Attorney
The Haggard Law Firm
330 Alhambra Cir.,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
In many cases, there is a person or organization whose negligence contributed to the attack.
Unfortunately, many places we are taught to be safe, such as school, daycare, or sports activity, are common places for sexual assault predators to seek out victims. They look to seek positions of authority and at times they can be alone working with vulnerable groups.
Owners have a duty to provide a safe place for employees and patrons. In many cases of sexual abuse, an organization has failed to take the proper measures, this includes:
After being sexually abused, there can be long-lasting emotional and physical pain. As soon as the event happens, you should report it to the police. Contacting an experienced sexual abuse attorney should follow quickly.
Working with a sex assault attorney can kick-start the healing process for you or your loved one, taking the pressure of navigating the legal system off you letting you focus on healing.
Navigating the justice system can be intimidating for victims of sexual abuse. The criminal and civil systems are separate and tried under different rules. This is where an experienced Tampa sexual abuse lawyer will come in to examine your case and provide more information on the process.
A statute of limitations is the time limit a plaintiff has to initiate legal claims from the date of the alleged offense. When it comes to civil law, the statute of limitations may vary, filing a sexual abuse lawsuit within Florida has the following deadlines:
Your sexual abuse attorney will be able to assist you with the specifics of your claim. Contact our team of sexual assault lawyers today for your free, confidential case evaluation.