Sexual abuse is a serious matter. Those who have been victimized by some form of sexual abuse are not only forced to endure the physical trauma associated with their abuse, but the lasting emotional effects as well. However, if you’ve been the victim of sexual abuse, you don’t have to confront the task of dealing with the experience by yourself. You should retain the services of a Virginia Beach personal injury attorney with experience handling sexual abuse cases.
At Breit Drescher Imprevento, we have the skill, knowledge, and success for handling civil litigation matters involving sexual assault. From criminal acts like sexual assault and rape, or workplace instances of sexual harassment, our award-winning attorneys can provide you with discreet and compassionate legal support and representation. We will take a stand with you and relentlessly pursue your attackers to make sure they are held accountable for their heinous misconduct.
Consult a Virginia Beach sexual abuse attorney for more information about your legal options – call us at (757) 330-4099 or contact us online today.
Bringing the Full Might of the Law at Your Side
When someone commits an act of sexual abuse, they are not only culpable for their criminal acts, but they are also liable for their civil wrongs. In such cases, you are entitled to a legal remedy for the losses you were forced to endure as a result of your assailant’s indiscretions.
The civil justice system provides respite for sexual abuse crimes through various causes of action:
- Tortious assault and battery;
- Intentional infliction of mental distress;
- Federal Title VII claims; and
- Employment-based sexual harassment.
Sometimes liability for injuries resulting from sexual abuse can extend to third parties who have a legal duty to answer for the actions of your assailant under theories involving premises liability and vicarious liability.
Common examples of third-parties who may be liable for sexual abuse include:
- Nursing homes
- Apartment complexes
- Commercial landowners
Don’t Hesitate – Time Is Important
The nature of sexual assault situations makes it difficult to build a court record based on demonstrable evidence. However, victims of sexual abuse should not fall for the myth that “he-said - she-said” cases aren’t viable claims. To find the defendant liable for their wrongful acts, all a jury needs to hear is the credible testimony of a sincere victim who has the courage to take a stand for justice.
But, the more time that passes by between the wrongful act and seeking justice, the more difficult it becomes to build a strong case. While you may agree or disagree about the old adage that “time heals all wounds,” you should keep in mind that time can also fades memories and obscures evidence.
You Deserve a Chance for Justice
We understand the fears that follow sexual trauma: a fear of public ridicule and shame, a fear of retaliation, and worst of all – a fear of not being believed. At Breit Drescher Imprevento our attorneys are dedicated to making sure that such fears don’t discourage you from seeking the legal vindication you deserve. We will empower your case through effective pre-litigation strategies and tough trial advocacy. You will have access to medical and psychological experts who offer valuable personal support services while also assisting your litigation. Our team is here to support you by giving your story a professional voice that refuses to be silenced. When you have the truth at your side, you won’t have to worry about trying to appear credible – that’s what your lawyers are for.
For more information, call Breit Drescher Imprevento at (757) 330-4099 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with one of our dedicated advocates to discuss your case.