As the victim of sexual assault, you have the right to bring a lawsuit against responsible parties. One of the parties who may be responsible for your assault is the owner of the property where the assault occurred. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent crimes like sexual assault from happening.
If you were assaulted, then a property owner may have failed to implement the security necessary to keep you and others safe. Calling the team for a Pahrump sexual assault lawyer is how you can begin seeking justice through the civil courts. Call Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 633-3333 to complete a free consultation and receive instruction about how to move forward with legal action.
A Lawyer Will Identify Those Responsible and Hold Them Accountable
Your lawyer will weigh all of the available facts and evidence in your case, as they will want to have a clear understanding of why someone could be responsible for your sexual assault. You may find that parties are liable for your assault for reasons that you are not presently aware of.
Some of the ways that your lawyer will help with your case are:
- Listening to your account of the assault
- Identifying who they believe allowed your assault to happen
- Gathering and reviewing any physical evidence that sheds light on your assault
- Speaking with witnesses
- Negotiating a settlement with all supporting facts and evidence in hand
Every case is unique when it comes to liability. Your lawyer will do the work necessary to identify every party who shares fault for the harm that you have experienced. Your lawyer will aim to secure compensation from those parties.
For a free legal consultation with a sexual assault lawyer serving Pahrump, call (702) 997-6999
Liable Parties May Cover Your Losses
The trauma from a sexual assault can have a destructive impact on your quality of life. Your lawyer will quantify your losses in order to pursue compensation from parties who have liability for your assault. There are many losses that could be covered through a settlement, which may include:
- The cost of psychological counseling for your trauma
- The cost of medical care for physical and psychological injuries
- The cost of any medications you need because of your assault
- Your future loss of earning capacity caused by the effects of sexual trauma
- The income you have not collected because of your injuries and trauma
- Past and future pain and suffering and mental anguish
Your lawyer will try to secure a settlement that compensates you appropriately for your losses. The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that such settlements are the most common outcome for lawsuits.
Obtaining fair compensation for you is your lawyer’s mission. In some cases, a trial becomes necessary because settlement negotiations do not result in a mutual agreement. If your lawyer can’t negotiate fair compensation, then they will make your case at trial.
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Call Our Team of Attorneys Today
Call Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 633-3333 to speak with our team about your sexual assault case. A Pahrump sexual assault lawyer may be able to help you in this trying time in your life. Per NRS §11.190(4)(e), you generally have two years to bring your case, so the sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started.