If you have been the victim of sexual violence call the police. They will investigate the criminal aspect of your case. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you on the civil portion. This is the part of a case where the defendant pays damages to help with pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and punitive damages. As a former prosecutor and current personal injury lawyer I’m familiar with both aspects. Consultations at my Kentucky office for victims of sexual violence are always confidential and free.