Sexual Abuse Lawyers Washington, D.C.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of sexual abuse, while they cannot take away the awful experiences of this kind of assault, good sexual abuse lawyers in Washington, D.C. may be able to help you.
Sexual abuse is traumatic and damaging no matter who the attacker is or what the circumstances are. Almost anyone can be the victim of sexual abuse. It does not matter how big or small a person is, whether they are male or female, young or old, or from what socioeconomic class they come from, unfortunately, almost anyone can be a victim of this kind of abuse.
It is hard for most people to fathom that there are people who can sexually abuse others and it is especially hard to fathom people would do this to a child or a person that cannot defend themselves and/or tell others what has happened because of a disability, illness or condition. When sexual abuse comes from someone who is known and trusted such as from a caregiver, coach, teacher, relative, or spiritual leader, it is likely to create lifelong psychological, emotional, and sexual scarring.
If you or a loved one has suffered sexual abuse recently or in the distant past, good Washington, D.C. sexual abuse lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation for the wrongs that were done. Doing this may not only help to get a sexual abuse victim compensation from the malicious party that did this and/or from other parties whose negligence may have contributed to the attack(s) being able to occur, but it may help to prevent others from having to go through similar sexual abuse in the future.
The sooner you call a team of good Washington, DC sexual abuse lawyers the sooner they may be able to start protecting your or a loved one’s rights in the aftermath of sexual abuse.
Criminal vs Civil Sexual Abuse Cases
Sexually abusing someone is a crime that can be punishable with jail time and other court assigned penalties. Only the government can charge and convict a person of a crime. Even if a person witnesses a crime and/or has proof of who committed the crime, they cannot press criminal charges themselves nor can they force the government to do so.
A person who is charged with a crime may also be subjected to being sued in a civil lawsuit by the party or parties that were affected by the crime. It does not matter whether the criminal defendant is found innocent or guilty of their crime, they may still be named as a defendant in a civil suit. If criminal charges are pending, typically, the criminal case must be settled before any civil cases can go to court.
If you would like to see if you or a loved one qualifies to sue for sexual assault, contact personal injury lawyers that are experienced with defending the rights of Washington, DC sexual assault victims.
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