Survivors of sexual assault deserve justice. When you work with our Seattle sexual assault lawyer, we focus on holding your abuser accountable.
Van Law could file a civil case for compensation against the person who assaulted you and others who might also be liable for your losses. Whether your attacker faces criminal charges or not, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.
Coming forward about sexual assault isn’t easy, but our personal injury attorneys in Seattle aim to make you feel as comfortable as you can to work with us. We’re committed to advocating for your best interests and seeking a fair case outcome.
Services We Provide for Our Seattle Sexual Assault Clients
After a sexual assault, you should be able to focus on your health and well-being. When a Van Law sexual assault attorney in Seattle handles your civil claim for compensation, you can rest and spend time with your loved ones while we take care of your case.
Here are some of the services we provide for our clients:
- Investigate your case and determine all liable parties.
- Collect evidence that builds your case for compensation.
- Talk to you and answer your questions.
- Explain the legal process and what you can expect.
- Listen to you and address your questions and concerns.
- Treat you with respect and compassion.
- Calculate the financial value of your case.
- Negotiate with the defendant or their insurance company for a fair settlement of your case.
- If appropriate, file a lawsuit and take the case to trial.
Our team is prepared to guide your case and take civil action on your behalf. We’ll manage all the legal aspects of your case, so you don’t have to.
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Our Seattle Sexual Assault Attorney Can Pursue Recoverable Damages on Your Behalf
You can receive financial compensation from your attacker and other liable parties by filing a personal injury claim for the losses you suffered as a result of your traumatic experiences. Your sexual assault lawyer in Seattle can pursue financial justice and accountability for what happened to you.
Damages You May Recover in Seattle Sexual Assault Cases
When we file a sexual assault case on your behalf, we can pursue both economic and non-economic damages. Your economic damages repay you for your monetary losses, while non-economic damages compensate you for your physical and mental suffering.
Depending on the details of your case, you may pursue compensation for:
- Pain and Suffering
- This kind of loss refers to the physical discomfort you endured because of the sexual assault.
- Mental Anguish
- Victims of sexual assault often experience mental anguish for years after the attack.
- Medical Costs
- These expenses can include the ambulance, emergency room or trauma center, laboratory tests, diagnostic procedures, doctor’s appointments, hospital stays, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and mental health services related to sexual assault.
- Lost Income
- If you could not work for a while after the attack, you can seek compensation for the income you did not earn.
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Surviving a sexual assault might impact your ability to work in the future. If you cannot earn as much income as you did before the sexual assault, you have a financial loss that can be included in your civil claim.
- Reduced Quality of Life
- People often experience a diminished quality of life after a sexual assault. They might develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have nightmares, become isolated out of fear of interacting with people or going places, develop chronic depression or anxiety, or suffer another type of loss of enjoyment of life.
Our attorneys fight for justice for the survivors of sexual assault crimes in Seattle. We’ll bring your abuser to justice by filing a civil case for your physical and emotional harm.
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Why the Criminal Case does Not Determine the Outcome of Your Civil Case for Compensation
It is a common misunderstanding that the defendant in a sexual assault criminal case must get convicted of the crime before the victim can go after financial compensation in civil court, but that is not accurate. In our legal system, you can pursue compensation for the damages you suffered regardless of whether the liable party is found guilty in a criminal case.
A criminal case’s outcome does not adversely impact a civil case for compensation. You do not have control over whether the prosecutor dismisses the charges, makes a plea bargain deal with the defendant, or loses the case. If the defendant gets convicted, however, that fact can help your civil case.
You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Lawsuit for Sexual Assault in Seattle
You do not want to wait too long to pursue a civil case against the defendant. The American Bar Association warns that a person can lose the right to seek monetary damages if they miss the filing deadline that applies to their case.
In Seattle, you generally have three years from the date of the assault to file a civil lawsuit. This is outlined in RCW § 4.16.340. Some exceptions may apply to this statute of limitations, and our legal team will make sure to go over all relevant statutes with you. We will ensure you’re aware of any laws that apply to your case.
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There Are No Upfront Costs When You Hire Our Seattle Sexual Assault Lawyer to Handle Your Case
At Van Law, we handle personal injury cases, including sexual assault cases, on a contingency fee arrangement. With this payment structure, you pay us nothing upfront. You do not get billed for our work during the case. Instead, we receive a percentage of the settlement proceeds or court award.
Get Legal Help from a Seattle Sexual Assault Attorney on Your Claim
Our Seattle sexual assault attorney can fight for your right to monetary damages after a sexual assault. We help survivors of sexual assault go after compensation and hold their attackers accountable. We also have experience in going after other parties who might be responsible for the sexual assault.
You do not have to go through the legal process alone. Our team can manage your civil case and help you seek justice. Call us at Van Law today. We offer a free consultation with no obligation. Let us fight on your behalf to earn you the justice and compensation you deserve!
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