As a survivor of sexual assault, you deserve to focus on your health, well-being, and ambitions while recuperating from an act of violence. You do not have to manage a civil case on your own. We believe that you deserve both justice and support from our Long Island sexual assault lawyers.
As a survivor of sexual violence, you can take comfort in knowing that Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. brings over 30 years of experience as advocates for victims, guiding them through the legal process as we fight for justice for over 30 years. With our team fighting for you, we will seek financial recovery for your injury-related hardships, including pain and suffering. Today, we offer free case reviews where you can explore your options with a patient and compassionate team member.
In This Article
- Our Sexual Assault Team on Long Island Wants To Champion Your Rights
- We’re Ready to Seek Everything You Need and Deserve
- You Have a Limited Time To File a Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
- We Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Abuse on Long Island, NY
- Read About Our Compassionate Legal Support
- Resources for Survivors of Sexual Violence on Long Island
- Call for Your Free Consultation Today
Our Sexual Assault Team on Long Island Wants To Champion Your Rights
We want you to take this time to heal after suffering harm. While you spend time with your loved ones, seek mental health support, and focus on those activities that you find restorative, we will:
- Update you on your case’s progression. We pride ourselves on our effective communication techniques. We will share your case’s updates through emails, phone calls, or text messages––whatever method is most convenient for you.
- Identify the responsible party. The perpetrator may personally owe you compensation for your injury-related losses if they acted as an individual. However, if you were hurt by someone acting as an employee (like a healthcare professional), we could pursue both them and their employer for damages.
- Gather evidence. Every successful case needs evidence. Supporting information in your case could include forensics, witness testimony, and more.
- Calculate your losses. We want you to recover everything you deserve for the harm you endured. We will use your wage statements, personal testimony, and healthcare expenses to determine what you need.
- Consult experts. We want to understand everything you’re going through in a way that is very detailed and specific to you and your circumstances. So, we might consult with rape advocates, mental health professionals, and doctors to learn the intricacies of the harm you’ve experienced and its impact on you.
- Manage all communications on your behalf. We understand this is a sensitive time for you. You don’t want to be bothered with messages from the other party’s lawyers or insurance representatives. While you focus on your personal well-being, we will communicate with the involved parties.
For a free legal consultation with a sexual assaults lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-932-0400
We’re Ready to Seek Everything You Need and Deserve
Our personal injury team is passionate about securing both justice and compensation for survivors of sexual assault. You can trust us to seek these and other injury-related expenses:
- Your necessary healthcare expenses, such as medications, hospitalization, appointments, assistive aids, and ambulance transportation
- Lost wages from the time you missed from work, including tips, bonuses, and benefits
- Property damage expenses, if the perpetrator damaged or destroyed your possessions, home, or vehicle
- Various non-economic losses, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish
If the loss of a loved one as a consequence of a sexual assault is what has brought led you to this page, we offer our heartfelt condolences. We are able to pursue wrongful death-related damages on your behalf. Compensation, in that case, could cover funeral and burial expenses, loss of the decedent’s income, and other hardships. We will be honored to fight for the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
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You Have a Limited Time To File a Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
We want to clear up some misconceptions about the civil sexual assault filing deadline:
- Your civil case is different than a criminal case. A civil case seeks compensation for various hardships due to another party’s actions. A criminal case will seek to punish the wrongdoer for their actions, which may include fines, jail time, probation, and having to register as a sex offender. If the criminal case succeeds, this will not deliver a financial recovery for your losses. That is a separate matter.
- You must follow the statute of limitations. Your case’s filing deadline depends on multiple factors, including how old you were when the abuse happened.
- The courts don’t want to hear late cases. Although New York takes instances of sexual violence seriously, it will refuse to hear cases filed outside the statute of limitations. This is where partnering with a lawyer on Long Island could benefit you. We will file your case within the appropriate filing period and manage everything your lawsuit requires.
We Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Abuse on Long Island, NY
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) notes that New York defines sexual assault as any non-consensual sex act that occurs between two or more people. Sex itself does not have to have taken place to constitute sexual assault. For instance, touching someone inappropriately through their clothing could constitute sexual violence.
We represent survivors who have endured sexual assault in public and private institutions, including schools, religious institutions, private residences, and workplaces. We can also provide you with dedicated, effective legal representation if your case is against medical professionals, educators, daycare workers, or members of your family.
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Read About Our Compassionate Legal Support
Every part of your recovery matters to us, so we prioritize both you and your case. Previous clients speak to our commitment when they say:
- Myrna: Rodger Simon took our case and won it. He is compassionate, understanding, and extremely knowledgeable.
- Debora: I have only words of praise for his work and a genuine appreciation for his humane, thoughtful approach to his clients.
- Andrew: The firm provided me with excellent legal advice…[I] walked away with my medical bills all paid for and then some. Very happy and strongly recommended.
In addition to hearing from previous clients, you could learn about our previous successes on our case results page.
Resources for Survivors of Sexual Violence on Long Island
While you consider your legal options, here are some resources that could benefit you during this challenging time:
- RAINN has a sexual violence hotline where survivors can call and speak to support representatives.
- The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has a wealth of amenities for those looking for emotional support. It offers online guides and resources.
- Suffolk County offers a number of various hotlines where one can report instances of sexual violence. It also lists local support resources for those living on Long Island or in the surrounding area.
Call for Your Free Consultation Today
If you or a loved one is a sexual assault survivor who wants to pursue a civil case, our lawyers on Long Island are ready to champion your rights. To explore your options with our team, call today.