Statistically, one-third of all women and one-sixth of all men in the United States will experience some form of sexual violence at least once in their lives. Tragically, these incidents are often perpetrated by a person the victim knows and trusts. While physical injuries can heal with time, the emotional and psychological scars often have a lasting impact on the survivor’s quality of life. For this reason, the Hillsboro sexual abuse lawyers at The Gatti Law Firm are aggressively committed to representing the rights and interests of survivors. We know that a lawsuit can’t change the past; our sole priority is to help you pursue and achieve a sense of justice and closure through litigation.
Contact The Gatti Law Firm at (503) 543-1114 to schedule a confidential, no-risk consultation.
Filing a Sexual Abuse Civil Claim
Sexual abuse comes in many forms and affects people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system often fails to hold offending parties accountable for their reprehensible actions. This forces the survivor to make a difficult choice: let the injustice stand, or accept the repercussions of filing a civil or criminal lawsuit? In most cases, claimants decide to file civil lawsuits because the burden of proof is much higher in criminal cases. We are intimately familiar with this challenging legal process, and we want to use our experience and legal acumen to protect your rights and interests through each step of your legal journey.
You can file sexual abuse claims for:
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual assault
- False imprisonment
Granted, proving allegations of sexual abuse can be remarkably challenging. We highly recommend discussing your case with a seasoned legal professional before taking legal action, especially if your goal is to maximize your claim. Our legal team can investigate your case and compile evidence to develop a litigation strategy that reflects your legal and financial objectives.
You can recover the following damages by pursuing a sexual abuse lawsuit:
- Emotional and psychological damages
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- Loss of wages
- Punitive damages
A lawsuit can also be filed against third parties if the abuse occurred at a place of education, worship, or business.
Explore Your Legal Options
At The Gatti Law Firm, we recognize that it takes herculean inner strength and bravery to file a claim and commit to a trial. As such, we are ready and willing to fight relentlessly on your behalf both inside and outside of the courtroom. If you’re ready to secure the compensation and closure you deserve, contact our Hillsboro sexual abuse attorneys today.
Contact The Gatti Law Firm at (503) 543-1114 if you require legal counsel and representation.