Sexual assault is a problem both in New York and the country at large. Victims of sexual assault often bear enormous physical, emotional, and psychological burdens. As such, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. believes that perpetrators of sexual assault should be held responsible for their actions.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. represents sexual assault victims in lawsuits in the greater New York City area. When you work with us, a Levittown sexual assault lawyer from our firm will:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
We do not charge clients in sexual assault cases an up-front fee. Instead, we work on a contingency-fee basis, where we do not collect attorney fees unless and until our clients recover compensation by way of settlement offers or court awards.
The Liable Parties in a Sexual Assault Case
Many people think of sexual assault as being strictly enacted by individuals. While this may be true, third parties are also involved in many sexual assault cases.
For instance, if a healthcare employee commits an act of sexual assault on a patient, then the healthcare facility may be held liable. If the facility failed to perform proper background checks before hiring an individual that committed sexual assault, then their negligence may factor into the situation. Similarly, schools and companies that do not act appropriately to prevent or respond to an act of sexual assault may be established as liable parties.
Sexual assault is also common in schools and on college campuses. The U.S. Department of Education outlines the sexual violence guidelines that schools, colleges, and universities receiving federal funds must comply with under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. If a school’s negligence caused or contributed to your sexual assault, they may be a liable party in your case.
Sexual can also occur in situations where there is an unbalanced relationship. For example, clergymen, doctors, and teachers all represent potential sources of sexual assault, as they exist in an unbalanced relationship with those around them.
A Levittown sexual assault lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will examine your case and determine what party is liable for your injuries when we represent you. This may include the individual perpetrator or an organization whose negligence caused or contributed to the assault.
To discuss your case and learn more about our services in a free consultation with a member of our team, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400.
For a free legal consultation with a sexual assault lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-932-0400
Seeking Justice for Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is a serious crime. It carries severe legal consequences for those who are held liable. Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation in a civil case for sexual assault, even if the responsible party is not convicted of criminal charges.
When a Levittown sexual assault lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. represents you, we will work to pursue justice on your behalf. This includes, where circumstances permit, conducting interviews with eyewitnesses, gathering relevant evidence, and communicate with all involved parties on your behalf. Throughout our investigation, our lawyers reference state and local laws.
Once we have built your case, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will engage with the responsible party or their insurance company in settlement negotiations. If they are not willing to make an appropriate settlement offer, we are able to take your case to trial, to protect your rights and present, as strongly as possible, your claim to a judge and jury.
Keep in mind that New York state applies a legal time limit, also known as a statute of limitations, on many types of lawsuits. Recently, the 2019 Child Victims Act extended certain statutes of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse. While this act provided a historic opportunity for victims to seek justice for abuse that happened decades ago, it too has time limits and it is best to call us as soon as possible so that this chance for some measure of justice is not lost.
A representative of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will discuss what specific deadlines apply to your ability to sue when you call for your free consultation.
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Recoverable Types of Damages in a Sexual Assault Case
If you suffered an act of sexual assault, you may be owed the following types of damages:
- Compensation for medical bills
- Psychological trauma
- Lost wages
- Therapy and counseling
- Pain and suffering
- And more, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will gather evidence of your damages, and their value, when we represent you. If necessary, we will obtain testimony about the value of your case from medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Today
Sexual assault is physically and psychologically damaging. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. believes that people responsible for this crime should be made to pay for the damages they have caused and the harm they have inflicted. That is why we represent victims of sexual assault in the greater New York City area.
You do not need to face a sexual assault case on your own. When we you reach out to us, we will see to it that an experienced and dedicated Levittown sexual assault lawyer will handle all legal work in your case. Our firm will be available to answer your questions, provide legal advice, and update you on your case so that you have time and space from the legal process to focus on healing.
If you or your loved one was the victim of sexual assault, call (516) 932-0400 today to discuss your case with a member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team. We will answer your questions, discuss your legal options, and give you more information about our services during this call. Our multilingual staff takes calls in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Because we operate on a contingency-fee basis, our clients pay nothing upfront to retain our services.