Victims of Sexual Assault

We can help you get to available resources for sexual assault and rape victims. Your consultation is private, confidential, and will be held in the security of our law offices, or a place more comfortable for you.

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Rape Or Other Sexual Assault At An Apartment Complex, Train Station, Hotel, Or Other Business Should Never Happen

We believe victims. We support survivors and their families. We can help direct you or your loved one to resources for sexual assault and rape victims.

Victim of Sexual Assault?

Your consultation is private, confidential, and will be held in the security of our law offices, or a place more comfortable for you. While many people live their entire lives without needing an attorney for this purpose, sexual assault happens more often than most people realize. Victims of sexual assault and rape include women, men, teens, and children. If you or a loved one suffers a sexual assault, you should contact a sexual assault victim lawyer in Atlanta at the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch + Rogers to investigate and pursue possible legal claims.

Why Hire Lawyers for Sexual Assault Victims?

There are multiple reasons a victim should hire a sexual assault lawyer. The physical, mental, and emotional trauma following a sexual assault of any kind can cause severe and long-lasting problems for a victim and their family members. An experienced rape or sexual assault lawyer can help a victim receive critical counseling and therapy, understand and participate in criminal proceedings against the attacker, and pursue possible civil claims against businesses or property owners whose negligence contributed to cause the assault.

While the criminal law system is designed to punish the perpetrator, criminal cases do not provide full compensation to victims for the life-altering consequences of their attack. Also, the criminal case does nothing to punish negligent businesses or property owners that failed to make their premises safe. Only by bringing a case through the civil law system can a victim obtain the compensation they deserve for their physical and emotional injuries.

Most sexual assault civil cases are brought on behalf of victims who were assaulted at apartment, hotel, or other business properties as the result of the owner’s failure to provide adequate security. No law firm in Georgia has more experience representing sexual assault victims than the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch + Rogers. Our firm has been representing sexual assault victims in civil cases since 1984 and our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience. Our commitment to helping victims extends beyond helping to obtain fair compensation and includes an ongoing mission to assist in the journey to recovery.

If you’ve been sexually assaulted, we hope you will contact the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch + Rogers so we can help you fully understand your legal rights and possible civil claims you might have. We can help you get to available resources for sexual assault and rape victims. Your consultation with the firm is private, confidential, and will be held in the security of our law offices, or a place more comfortable for you.

Seeking Compensation After Being Sexually Assaulted

A civil lawsuit may be the only opportunity a sexual assault victim has to obtain compensation needed to pay for future treatment and move on with life.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are several possible long-term effects that you should be aware of as you consider pursuing possible legal claims and compensation for your injuries. These include but are not limited to the following:

Long-term Effects

Victims of sexual assault are:

  • 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
  • 6 times more likely to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
  • 26 times more likely to abuse drugs
  • 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide

Plus, after a rape, a victim may experience depression, rage, fear, anxiety, and self-blame.

Detrimental Effects

The rapist may have been a stranger to the victim, or he (or she) may have been an acquaintance, a professional trusted by the victim, a family member, or someone with whom the victim was on a date. Each of these scenarios can result in long-term, detrimental effects to a victim. Potential outcomes of being sexually assaulted include:

  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Difficulty in maintaining intimate and other personal relationships
  • Depression
  • Typical symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Nightmares
  • Fear of public places
  • Inability to concentrate or work, and subsequent loss of employment
  • Loss of income
  • Withdrawal from school
  • Significant medical bills
  • Bills for psychological counseling

In addition, sexual assaults are often coupled with physical force by the attacker causing the victim further injuries.

If you feel you have been a sexual assault victim, you should adhere to the following steps:

  • Go to a safe place
  • Avoid showering or bathing
  • Avoid changing your clothes
  • Do not brush your teeth
  • Call your local police department to report the physical assault
  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Contact organizations for survivors of institutional sexual abuse or rape crisis centers like The National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673)

If you or a loved one have been the victim of sexual assault, please contact the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch + Rogers, LLC. Our experienced attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to aid in your recovery and help you reclaim your life.

Hiring an Attorney After Sexual Assault in Georgia

There is no substitute for experience.

No law firm in Atlanta or the state of Georgia has more experience representing sexual assault and rape victims than the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch & Rogers. More than that, no other firm has been as committed to helping crimes victims as we have over the past 35 years. Helping crime victims is not just something we do. It is all we do. If you have any questions about your specific circumstances, please contact our law firm today. We would be honored to assist you.

See how we can help today.

Please call (770) 394-9000 to schedule a free initial consultation, or contact our lawyers directly through the email form.

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