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Can you sue a family member for sexual abuse?

You can sue a family member for sexual abuse. The lawsuit needs to be filed in the statute of limitations. There also needs to be insurance or some assets to pursue in order to see a financial recovery. A personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case for free.

Can you sue for sexual abuse?

You can sue for sexual abuse in Kentucky. A personal injury lawyer handles cases like this. The case will be against the abuser and potentially an employer of the abuser. Damages include past/present/future emotional and physical pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and loss of future income. The consultation with a personal injury lawyer …
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What types of claim and damages can be won in a sexual assault?

In Kentucky you can claim past, present, future emotional and physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, economic damages, and punitive damages in a civil case from a sexual assault. The jury will award you money or an insurance company will pay to resolve the case before trial. A personal injury lawyer handles cases like this. …
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Can you sue for past sexual abuse or harassment?

You can sue for past sexual abuse or harassment in Kentucky if the lawsuit is filed within the statute of limitations. Absent an exception the statute of limitations on a sexual abuse case is one year. A personal injury lawyer can help with your case. The consultation should be free.

How is a sexual assault case proven in court?

In Kentucky a sexual assault case is proven in court by evidence. This includes physical evidence like a rape kit or medical report and also includes the testimony of the witnesses. A jury will determine which side is successful at trial. The majority of cases do not go to trial and settle beforehand. A personal …
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Can I sue a college campus or other organization for being negligent or not responding appropriately to a situation that resulted in sexual assault or sexual harassment?

You can sue a college campus or organization for being negligent and not responding appropriately that resulted in sexual assault or sexual harassment. In Kentucky the college or organization has a duty to students. This duty is breached when the defendant fails to respond in an appropriate manner and someone is hurt. A personal injury …
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What will it cost to hire a sexual assault lawyer?

In Kentucky you should not have to pay out of pocket to hire a lawyer on a sexual assault case. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means they only get paid if you win or settle the case. A personal injury lawyer that makes you pay up front for representation probably …
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