Were you or a loved one the victim of sexual abuse? You need to understand your legal rights after such a harrowing experience.
The sexual abuse attorneys at Maryland Injury Guys are experienced in getting victims of sex crimes justice by filing legal claims. Perpetrators need not be charged nor be found guilty for civil lawsuits to be successful.
Our lawyers are passionate about getting victims the compensation they deserve and ensuring that perpetrators face justice. Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation and get the answers you need to find closure.
Sexual abuse is often a tense and difficult topic. It can involve people of any age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status.
Generally, sexual abuse is any type of sexual contact that is offensive or unwanted. Some of the most common forms of sexual abuse include:
The above list is by no means all-inclusive. Many victims of sexual abuse in Maryland are often unsure if their traumatic experiences are enough to file a legal claim. It is only after they consult with a sexual assault attorney that they come to understand the gravity of the situation.
Such confusion often stems from the fact that victims aren't familiar with the difference between the criminal and the civil justice systems.
It is the criminal justice system that charges, tries, and sentences individuals who break the law. For instance, someone who steals a vehicle and is caught by police will then be criminally charged by local district attorneys.
On the other hand, the civil justice system provides avenues for citizens to hold others accountable for damages that they suffered. Personal injury lawsuits, for instance, are legal claims filed within the civil justice system.
Victims of sexual abuse need to understand this difference. This is because it is not necessary for a perpetrator of sexual crimes to be criminally charged and found guilty of a crime for a civil sexual abuse lawsuit to be successful. Moreover, a sex crimes perpetrator doesn't need to be charged with any crime at all for a civil claim to be successful in getting victims the compensation they deserve.
If you were the victim of any type of sexual assault or abuse, it is vital that you consult your case with an experienced attorney, as this is one of the only ways for you to know whether you have a valid claim or not.
You owe it yourself to know your rights after a traumatizing experience. Contact the Maryland Injury Guys today for a free and confidential sexual assault lawsuit consultation.
Victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. The Maryland Injury Guys will help victims explore their options and bring about justice for their claims.
We are well-versed in the intricacies of sex crimes laws and understand the importance of being as thorough as possible during evidentiary collection procedures, including your police report and any medical records relevant to your case—even if they were found stored in a different location from where the assault occurred.
We know sexual abuse is often one of the most challenging cases to win, but we will not stop until our clients see justice for themselves.
In Maryland, victims of sexual abuse may be eligible for compensation based on damages, including:
We can help you pursue any combination of the above compensation options—depending on what is available—and we will work tirelessly until our clients are compensated appropriately.
Sexual assault and abuse is a difficult subject to discuss. It is something that you likely remember vividly from your experience and may cause you to have panic attacks or other emotions related to the trauma.
Our legal professionals vow to handle your case with skill, thoroughness, and compassion. We are here to be with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the end result.
Call (888) 444-6132 today to schedule your consultation with our experienced Maryland sexual abuse and assault lawyers.