If you were sexually assaulted, you could have a case for damages against a property owner or manager. Essentially, you can pursue a case against the owner of the property where the assault took place. Your case must prove that because the property owner did not adequately protect guests from harm, you were sexually assaulted.
A Paradise sexual assault lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson can help you with your case. When you are ready to hold another party accountable for their actions, call (702) 633-3333. A member of our team can talk to you during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Compensation in a Sexual Assault Case
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a sexual assault can have long-lasting consequences on a survivor’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. If you were sexually assaulted, you might be able to recover compensation for various losses.
The following are just some types of compensation you could recover in your case:
- Medical bills: If you sought emergency medical care following your sexual assault, you can recover compensation for your past, present, and future medical expenses. This can include prescription medications, hospital stays, your rape kit, and follow-up visits.
- Lost wages: If you missed work because of the assault or can no longer work because of it, you could recover lost wages and future loss of earning capacity.
- Past and future pain and suffering: The days, weeks, and even years following a sexual assault can cause a lot of suffering in multiple areas of your life. Your claim should account for every way that the incident affected your life.
A lawyer can evaluate all of your expenses and losses from the assault and help you build a case to recover them. This list is not exhaustive, and your settlement amount will depend on the details of your situation. Call Bernstein & Poisson today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a sexual assault lawyer serving Paradise, call (702) 997-6999
The Statute of Limitations on Nevada Sexual Assault Cases
You have a limited time to file a civil lawsuit for sexual assault. Under NRS §11.190(4)(e), you have two years to file a lawsuit in a personal injury case.
However, if you were assaulted as a minor, a different statute may apply to your circumstances. You may be given additional time from the date of your 18th birthday to pursue compensation for your damages.
There might be other details that extend the statute of limitations, and a lawyer from our firm can tell you how much time you have to file. Call Bernstein & Poisson at (702) 633-3333 to see if a lawyer can help you with your case. Your first consultation is performed with no obligation.
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Why Should You Hire a Lawyer?
A sexual assault lawyer can take on your case and determine whether you have a viable case against a negligent property owner or manager. Perhaps one of the most important things a lawyer can do for you is to communicate with all the parties involved. This can include the defendant, their legal representatives, and any mediators involved in the process.
A lawyer can also gather all of the necessary evidence to prove that you deserve compensation. This might include your medical records, police reports, rape kit results, witness testimony, photos and videos, and any other evidence pertinent to your claim.
A lawyer will also negotiate to reach a settlement. They will also know how to frame your case and present evidence. If the other party does not agree to compensate you fairly, your sexual assault attorney might suggest that you take your case to trial. If this is the case, they can prepare your case to argue in front of a judge and jury.
Reach Out to Bernstein & Poisson for a Free Consultation
The lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson want to handle your sexual assault case for you. A member of our team can take your call to see if a Paradise sexual assault lawyer can help you. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you don’t owe us a penny until we recover compensation for you.
Reach out to our team today at (702) 633-3333 for a free, no-obligation consultation.