Suing for Sexual Assault in a Civil Case
Sexual molestation and abuse can occur anywhere; whether it’s at school, at the doctor’s office, in church, or at home, no place is off-limits to abusers. In fact, abusers often hide in areas that people assume are safe.
Sexual abuse is a worldwide issue and California is no exception.
If you have been sexually assaulted, you have every right to try to hold your rapist accountable. However, many survivors of rape are hesitant to come forward. Filing a police report, undergoing a rape kit, and recounting the event under the speculation of the rapist’s defense attorney are all very traumatic experiences. This is made even more difficult when the victim cannot speak about their attack until many years after.
One of the main reasons many victims do not like to come forward is the fact that most rapists do not face jail time; in fact, only 6 in 1,000 reported rapes result in incarceration.
Something that has become more common in recent years is to pursue a civil case to hold their rapist accountable. While a civil case does not result in jail time, it will result in a financial settlement that must be paid out to the plaintiff. Forcing the rapist to pay out damages to their victim is a way of receiving justice that many survivors find more beneficial in the long run.
While pursuing criminal charges is typically met with an unsympathetic judge and traumatizing legal battle, financial compensation can be used to pay for years of therapy and a home in a safe area with a security system.
If you’d like to pursue a civil case against your rapist, you can speak with our personal injury attorney about your case.
Why Choose Okhovat Law?
Anna Okhovat started Okhovat Law with the goal of providing the best legal representation possible with a caring, empathetic touch. Anna and her legal team will work around the clock to provide evidence of your claims and all the damages you have suffered.
Our winning approach has gotten our clients sizable settlements that reach six figures. And to add to your confidence, if we don’t win, you don’t pay! Our personal injury firm takes our attorney’s fees out of your settlement so that you end up paying nothing out of pocket.
Becoming a mother has given Anna a fervor for fighting for victims’ rights. Too often are rapists not held accountable due to the restraints of the American legal system. While a criminal rape case has to prove that the rapist is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the burden of proof in a civil case is “more likely than not,” and Anna will gather as much evidence as possible to support your claims.
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and easy communication comes with that. We are happy to communicate with you on a medium that best suits you, whether that be texting, emailing, calling, or meeting in person.
How We Fight For Your Sexual Assault Civil Suit
If you want to sue a rapist in civil court for financial compensation, you will need to best sexual abuse attorney to get you the largest settlement possible. Our lawyers who sue for sexual assault do this by consulting with expert witnesses who can attest to the physical and emotional trauma you have endured.
Our strategy is to seek compensation for the damages they’ve caused you with this wrongful act rather than the sexual assault itself. By doing this, we are guaranteeing that they feel the financial consequences of their disgusting actions.
Some of the arguments our sexual assault lawsuit attorneys sue under include:
- Emotional Distress
- False Imprisonment
Contact the attorneys of Okhovat Law for a free consultation. We will work with you every step of the way so that you go into this lawsuit feeling confident and optimistic. We will turn your devastation into compensation!