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Being the victim of a sexual assault is horrifying. Not only do victims experience a tragic violation of their personal rights, they often do not know whom to turn to. Many do not seek help because they simply want to forget the encounter; fear of the stigma associated with sexual assaults, or cannot provide enough information about the encounter. In fact, very few assaults result in charges being filed or convictions. However, it is also important to understand that a criminal conviction is not the only form of relief that is available to victims. If you or your loved one has been the victim of a sexual assault, you deserve all of the relief you are able to obtain. Our attorneys cannot take away the horrific encounter you or your loved one has suffered through, but we want to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injury. For a risk-free consultation, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.
Difference Between Criminal Convictions and Civil Liability
Many victims of sexual assault believe that justice is served when the perpetrator is charged and convicted for the wrong committed. While this does provide justice in the criminal sense, victims are also entitled to civil relief for their injuries. In sexual assault cases, the difference between civil liability and criminal liability is the intention behind the two types of proceedings. In criminal cases, the intention is to punish the perpetrator for the wrongdoing. In civil cases, the intention is to make a victim whole again by awarding monetary compensation for the injuries sustained.
The injuries associated with sexual assault vary from case to case. The physical harm is more severe in some cases, requiring extensive medical treatment. In addition to costly medical expenses, treatment for mental health counseling is crucial to help individuals cope with the range of emotions victims experience after a sexual assault. Understandably, many victims fall into one or more forms of depression, which alters their everyday lifestyle. As a result, victims often incur lost wages for missing work. All of these expenses are things that our attorneys want to help you recover by determining whether your case qualifies for a civil personal injury action against your attacker. To determine your rights to relief, speak with an experienced attorney today.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Your Personal Injury Lawyers
Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively litigate personal injury actions. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of a sexual assault, you deserve compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for the first step in determining your rights to relief. During the initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances related to a claim and develop a course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Cary.