No one should ever have to worry about being sexually assaulted by another individual. Unfortunately, sexual assaults do occur, and they can lead to long-lasting consequences for victims. At Randall Page, P.C., we are standing by to help if you need a Virginia sexual assault attorney. We regularly help clients in the Courtland, Suffolk, and Emporia areas stand up for their rights and secure the compensation they deserve. We believe in holding those who commit sexual assault accountable in civil court, so let us get to work on your behalf today.
Sexual assault in Virginia can include many different types of actions. Regardless of the type of sexual assault, victims of these cases can suffer from life-long emotional and psychological trauma. Sexual assault is more than rape, though forcible sexual intercourse is certainly the primary type of sexual assault that people think about. However, other forms of sexual assault include sodomy, digital penetration of the anus and vagina, groping, forced oral stimulation, and more.
According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), data indicates that a person is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds in the United States. Victims of sexual assault include both women and men as well as adults and children. Victims in these cases are often left wondering how they can move on after experiencing such a traumatic event. In many cases, the perpetrators of sexual assaults are caught by police and charged criminally. However, victims can also hold perpetrators accountable through civil lawsuits, even if there are no criminal charges filed.
Data provided by RAINN indicates that one out of every six women and 3% of men in the country has been the victim of attempted or completed rape during their lifetime. While the perpetrators of assault are sometimes strangers to the victims, it is not uncommon for victims of sexual assault to know the perpetrators of their abuse. This often includes:
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a sexual assault, speak to an attorney about your case today. At Randall Page, P.C., our qualified and experienced team understands the importance of holding sexual assault perpetrators accountable in both criminal and civil court. We will conduct a full investigation into your case so we can secure the compensation you need, which can include:
We may even work to secure compensation from any third party involved in the case. For example, if your sexual assault took place on a college campus, then the college administration may be responsible in some way for failing to prevent sexual assaults on campus.