Sexual Abuse

Can I sue for sexual abuse?

Can I sue for Sexual Abuse?

Victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse can file a case in civil court against the perpetrator, and in some cases, additional parties.

Who can sue for damages from Child Sexual Abuse or Assault?

Both the child and the child’s legal caregiver, including birth parents or otherwise legally responsible persons can sue for child sexual abuse. The child, usually represented by a parent or guardian. Victims of child sexual abuse may pursue justice through both the criminal and civil courts.

Can Employer Negligence be liable for Enabling Sexual Assault?

Having a comprehensive company sexual assault policy doesn’t make a company invulnerable to responsibility for negligence in regards to responding to sexual harassment claims and maintaining a safe environment for employees. An employer could be held liable for not correcting hostile working conditions or reprimanding quid pro quo harassment regardless of the policy on the books.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Abuse


If you were sexually assaulted you should call a lawyer before the statute of limitations runs. In Kentucky this is one year from the date of the assault. This does not mean call a lawyer on day 360. That will not give the lawyer sufficient time to investigate the case and get the right parties. …
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You can sue for sexual assault that happened while you were in the care of an institution, organization or medical facility. A personal injury lawyer will file a lawsuit against all potential parties for your damages. Punitive damages may also be available. In Kentucky most personal injury lawyers work on contingency meaning you don’t pay …
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You can sue someone for sexual harassment. A sexual harassment lawyer can help you evaluate the case. Evidence will come in the form of physical evidence and testimony. Physical Evidence can be things like emails or items provided by the defendant. Testimony will be what the parties say on the stand in front of the …
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In a civil suit for sexual assault you will claim damages. In Kentucky the damages for a sexual assault include past, present, and future emotional and physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, counseling, lost wages, and loss of future income as a result of the assault. A personal injury lawyer can help determine what damages …
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If you were sexually assaulted by a massage therapist then call the police. You can also speak to a personal injury lawyer about suing the massage therapist and owner of the massage facility. Damages on your case include past/present/future emotional and physical pain and suffering, medical expenses including counseling, and lost wages.

You sure an employer for sexual harassment by filing a Complaint at the courthouse. It is best to consult with a sexual harassment lawyer. The lawyer will have more experience than you in prosecuting cases like this. It is important to have evidence of the sexual harassment. You will want to provide all potential witnesses …
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