Compassionate Legal Representation for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse
Victims of sexual assault need compassionate advocacy and support. They also deserve the opportunity to expose their abusers, attain closure, and move forward with their lives. Life after such a trauma can be riddled with hardships– with individuals suffering from anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, intimacy issues, and substance abuse problems. Studies have shown that minors coerced into sexual encounters can develop lasting emotional, behavioral, and social adjustment issues that linger into adulthood.
The legal team of Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, recognizes the harm suffered by survivors and has the experience to help victims seek compensation through the courts. A Dallas sexual assault victim lawyer will advocate for your rights, and fight for the maximum recovery possible. Our attorneys handle civil sexual assault cases against institutions and organizations that, through negligence or willful misconduct, allowed or facilitated the abuse.
Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Dallas
Civil lawsuits based on rape, or sexual contact without consent, are about much more than monetary payment. This type of litigation is an effective means of holding perpetrators accountable while helping victims achieve closure and recovery. Here at Crowe Arnold & Majors, we are steadfast in the pursuit of justice for victims of sexual violence, exploitation, and sexual assault.
You can improve your chances of a successful resolution by enlisting a Dallas personal injury lawyer well-equipped to handle the unique legal challenges of sexual assault claims brought against schools, churches, and other institutions,
We handle a broad range of sexual assault claims relating to:
- Child sexual abuse
- Teen sexual abuse
- Workplace sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse by clergy
- Sexual abuse in schools
- Sexual abuse in youth organizations
- Nursing home sexual abuse
Damages Available in a Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuit
The circumstances of every sexual assault case are unique. Quantifying the physical, economic, and emotional toll of sexual exploitation of a child or adult is a complex task, highlighting the need for exceptional legal representation.
Some of the damages recoverable in a sexual abuse/assault lawsuit may include:
- Medical expenses – including ongoing psychological therapy and counseling
- Lost wages – when the abusive incident prevents the survivor from working
- Future income loss – poor job performance and chronic unemployment are common effects linked to sexual abuse
- Pain and suffering – physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Punitive damages – Texas courts may award punitive damages in cases that display egregiously negligent behavior to punish the defendant
Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, both male and female youth are exposed to sexual victimization at an early age. Over 43% of females reported their first rape or attempted rape prior to age 18, and 51% of men experienced their first sexual assault as minors as well.
Offenders are frequently in positions of authority and may employ threats, intimidation, and other behaviors to keep their victims from speaking out.
Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, offers powerful representation to victims of institutional sexual abuse. A caring personal injury attorney will investigate your case and ensure your voice is heard.
Consult with a Dallas Sexual Assault Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been subject to assault or abuse from a sexual predator, report the incident to authorities, seek medical attention, and reach out to Crowe Arnold & Majors for dedicated legal counsel. By aligning yourself with the right personal injury lawyer, you can hold abusers and their enablers accountable in a sexual abuse case.
Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, provides compassionate, powerful advocacy for survivors of sexual assault throughout North Texas. Contact our Dallas office for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights to civil litigation. Our talented attorneys have procured over $100 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients and are ready to put our resources and expertise to work for you.