Phoenix Sexual Assault Attorney
Bringing a civil personal injury claim against a sexual assault perpetrator could give you the justice you need to move forward as a survivor of this crime. It could force the offender to pay for your related losses, including medical debts and mental anguish. At Gallagher & Kennedy, we are passionate about helping sexual assault survivors fight back. We give sexual abuse survivors a voice throughout Arizona, bringing claims on their behalf and arguing for fair compensatory awards. Speak to a Phoenix civil sexual assault lawyer today at (602) 530-8400. We provide confidential free case evaluations in Phoenix, AZ.
What Sets Our Sexual Abuse Lawyers Apart?
- We prioritize client safety, well-being and confidentiality.
- We build strong cases on behalf of abuse victims using time-tested legal services and customized litigation strategies.
- Our Arizona law firm has been helping clients demand fair compensation from criminal sex offenders for over 40 years.
- We never back down from a challenging case or settle just because it is the easier thing to do. Our experienced trial attorneys can take your sexual assault claim to court, if necessary.
What Is Sexual Assault?
In the state of Arizona, the definition of sexual assault (Arizona Revised Statute 13-1406) is intentionally or knowingly engaging someone in sexual contact or sexual activity without that person’s consent. Sexual assault can refer to several specific crimes and actions, including inappropriate sexual touching, sexual intercourse, child molestation, rape, statutory rape, and sodomy. Someone could commit sexual assault through intimidation, threats, coercion, deceit, drugs or use of force. If you are a survivor of sex crimes in Phoenix, you may have grounds for a civil claim against the perpetrator and/or another party.
How to File a Sexual Assault Claim in Arizona
A civil sexual assault claim aims to hold the assailant – and potentially other parties – liable for your damages. The person who sexually assaulted you or a loved one may owe your family money for his or her wrongdoing. The perpetrator may not be your only defendant, however. You may also be able to name other entities as parties to your sexual assault charges if they reasonably should have prevented the incident but failed to do so.
- A property owner for negligent security
- A school or school district
- An employer or company
- A hospital
- A sports center or gym
- A religious institution
- A daycare center
- An organization such as Boy Scouts of America
- Law enforcement
- The government
An attorney can help you identify all possible defendants in your sexual assault claim. Then, your Phoenix sexual assault lawyer can help you bring a case within the Arizona law’s two-year deadline. This statute of limitations will not begin until your 18th birthday if you are a survivor of childhood sexual assault or any sexual abuse suffered as a minor. Contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer as soon as possible for a free consultation to ensure you meet your deadline.
Compensation for Sexual Assault Survivors in Phoenix
Although we know no amount of money can make up for someone sexually assaulting you, we also recognize the relief a financial award can bring a family that is struggling in the face of therapy bills, lost wages and legal fees. We also believe in the importance of coming forward with a sexual assault claim to hold the at-fault party or parties accountable. Our Phoenix sex crimes attorneys help clients fight for compensation for all economic and noneconomic sexual assault damages in the Phoenix area and throughout Arizona.
Contact a Phoenix Sexual Assault Lawyer Today
Navigating a civil sexual assault or abuse claim can be difficult for victims. It can involve complicated state laws and significant emotional distress. If someone committed sexual assault against you as a child or adult, contact a lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy for assistance. Our Phoenix assault and battery attorneys will be by your side throughout the claims process, offering in-depth counsel and support. Call (602) 530-8400 for a private case review today.