Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Assault
If you or a loved one were sexually assaulted, you likely have many questions about your rights and legal options. Do you have a question related specifically to a potential claim? At Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., our attorneys fight to pursue justice for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities that have experienced sexual abuse or assault. We offer free consultations and represent clients nationwide.
What Is Sexual Assault?
Generally, sexual assault is any sexual act that is nonconsensual, including when the victim lacks the capacity to consent. In the United States, each state has its own definition of sexual assault, and several states have different laws regarding sexual assault. What is sexual assault in your state? Click below to learn more about the legal definition of sexual assault.
What Are the Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse Among People With Disabilities?
In many cases, sexual assault goes unnoticed or unreported. Sexual assault survivors may not feel they will be believed or do not feel safe enough to talk about what happened. Signs of sexual abuse may be subtle, but may include behavioral or physical changes. Click the button below to learn more about the warning signs.
Can Survivors of Sexual Assault File a Lawsuit for Damages?
Survivors of sexual abuse or sexual assault may have legal options to bring their perpetrator and other responsible parties to justice. However, it is important to understand who can file a lawsuit and the deadlines for a civil case.
How Can the Attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Help Victims of Sexual Assault?
People with special needs have a higher risk of experiencing sexual assault and abuse. Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. fights aggressively to help these victims seek justice. Our lawyers are committed to skillfully representing victims of elder and special needs sexual abuse.
Do You Have a Valid Legal Claim? Schedule a Free Consultation.
If you or someone you love has special needs and was sexually assaulted, you may have a valid legal claim. If the sexual assault took place in or under the management of a nursing home, group home, home healthcare provider, special needs camp or childcare facility, our firm may be able to help you file a lawsuit against the perpetrator. Sexual assault survivors have enlisted legal help from law firms like Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. to bring justice to their claims.