Seek Experienced Legal Representation from Our Skilled Crime Victim Lawyers
Sexual assault is considered one of the most horrible and traumatic experiences in a person’s life. The emotional damage suffered by a victim is often more pervasive compared to the physical scars. While the cost associated with therapy and counseling can run significantly high, there is no price for the emotional pain and suffering a victim incurs from the incident.
At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, our Alabama crime victim attorneys can help you obtain the compensation necessary to cover the costs of medical expenses and therapeutic counseling by filing a civil claim against the perpetrator. With tens of millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our firm has provided award-winning and compassionate legal services throughout Alabama and the Tri-State area. Let us help you get the justice you truly deserve and continue your recovery process.
Our Firm Can Recover Damages from Sexual Assault
Although a guilty verdict in a criminal case may increase the chances of succeeding in a civil lawsuit, victims can still pursue civil action even if criminal charges were ever filed. The standard of proof is not as high in a civil case in comparison to criminal court. To hold the perpetrator responsible for sexual assault, the plaintiff must demonstrate that it is “more likely than not” that the perpetrator committed the criminal offense, rather than prove guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Our firm can handle the following types of sexual assault cases:
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Child sexual abuse
- Date rape
- Elder abuse
Remember, “sexual assault” is not considered a course of action. Applicable legal theories to hold a defendant liable include assault or intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Ready to Help You Get the Justice You Deserve Today
Just because criminal charges will put the perpetrator behind bars, doesn’t mean they will provide any financial remedy to the victims for medical costs and emotional distress. Our legal team works on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay for our services unless we win your case. While you focus on recovering from the incident, we can fight for your entitled compensation.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our Dothan, Alabama personal injury