Birmingham Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Have you been subjected to sexual abuse? Do you need compensation to cover your damages? A Birmingham sexual abuse attorney can provide the empathy and aggressive representation you need to win full compensation.
Sexual abuse is one of the most difficult things a person can live through, especially when dealing with the mental trauma of abuse. You might be suffering serious injuries, as well as emotional anguish. But what more can you do if your abuser is already behind bars?
You deserve compensation for your pain and what you’ve been through, and a Birmingham sexual abuse lawyer can help you get that. At the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we understand how serious your suffering has been, and we’re ready to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Criminal Cases vs. Civil Suits
Your abuser might have already been tried in criminal court, so what more can you do? It’s important to keep in mind that there is a difference between criminal cases and civil lawsuits, and you’ll still be able to file even if there has already been a criminal case.
In fact, you may need to wait until the criminal case is over before you begin your own lawsuit. The results of a criminal case don’t determine the outcome of a civil suit for sex abuse, but a guilty criminal verdict for your abuser can’t hurt your pursuit of compensation.
The criminal justice system requires a much higher standard of evidence to find a person guilty, while civil suits mainly need “an abundance of evidence” to show that the person was sexually abusive. If the criminal case has finished, your sexual abuse lawyer in Birmingham can use the outcome to help you.
You should have two years to file your civil claim and get the compensation you need, and while that may sound like a lot of time, it’s important to get started early as you work to build a winning case against your abuser.
Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims
Once you’re ready to file your claim, you’ll need to list the damages you’ve suffered because of the abuse. Some of these might require a lawyer’s help to correctly calculate, but you’ll need to keep track of what all damages you’ve suffered.
You’ll also need to remember that you should be compensated for both the financial losses you’ve suffered and the mental and emotional hardships you’re facing. The medical bill for a broken arm should be listed alongside compensation for the difficulties you might have from developing mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
For example, a sexual abuse victim in Birmingham might be compensated for some or all of the following damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
Talk to a Birmingham Sexual Abuse Attorney
If you’ve suffered from sexual abuse and you need compensation in order to recover, you don’t have to fight alone. The Henry Dailey Law Firm can guide you through the claim process and fight for the compensation you’re owed after such a traumatic event.
You can get started with our firm by scheduling a free consultation. There, we’ll review your case and explain what we can do to help your claim succeed. To contact a Birmingham sexual abuse lawyer, simply give us a call at 205-995-2412 or fill out the online contact form below.