Civil Action for Sexual Assault

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Sexual assault is a crime and those who commit these acts can be prosecuted and subject to harsh criminal penalties. However, sexual crimes are widely unreported by victims and even when they are, it can be very hard to convict them in court. Additionally, these sexual crimes are often fostered by larger institutions who were aware of the potential for assault and did nothing to protect others.

In these instances, it can still be possible to take civil action against sexual predators and the parties who sheltered their offenses. At Pavich Law Group, P.C., our award-winning Chicago personal injury attorneys not only have more than seven decades of combined experience, but have also recovered more than $75 million in victim relief. We are ready to bring the same aggressive, incisive diligence needed to recover compensation to you and your sexual assault claim today.

Start exploring your options with our compassionate team. Call us at 888.687.7020 today.

Who can be held accountable?

Victims of sexual abuse too often believe that they must rely on the criminal justice system for resolution of their pain and suffering. Unfortunately, sexual offenders are rarely held accountable under criminal statutes and even when they are, restitution is not always paid to victims. Criminal statues can seldom hold larger institutions accountable for their part in the assault, as well.

With a civil action, the following parties can be held accountable:

  • The individual offender(s) who committed the assault.
  • A school district that kept a known offender around children.
  • A religious institution that tried to conceal illegal sexual activity.
  • An employer who allowed sexual abuse to occur in the workplace.
  • A property owner that did not provide adequate security.
  • Any organization or party that was aware of the possibility of sexual assault and did nothing to prevent it.

These are just few of the many examples of potential civil actions that can follow a sexual assault. If you or a loved one has been a victim of assault or abuse, then the time to speak with proven legal representation is now. Our team is not only ready to hear your story, but, if needed, call upon the strategies and tenacity needed to hold even the most resourceful entities responsible for their role in your trauma.

Start the process today. Call our firm to request a free case evaluation.