Little Rock Sexual Assault Injury Lawyers
Representing the Rights of Survivors
At Potts Law Firm, we understand the many challenges survivors of sexual abuse and assault face. While it can be extremely difficult to pursue legal action against an attacker, doing so can allow you to obtain a powerful sense of justice, as well as the monetary resources you need to heal.
From our office in Little Rock, our sexual assault injury lawyers provide compassionate, client-focused legal representation to survivors suffering the immense, life-changing impact of sexual abuse. Our goal is to not only hold the perpetrator accountable but also to protect your rights, your privacy, and your recovery. Our attorneys are sensitive to the emotionally fraught nature of these cases, which is why they take the time to get to know their clients on a personal level. When you choose Potts Law Firm, you get an experienced and respected legal team that will treat you like family.
Learn how our Little Rock sexual assault injury attorneys can help you; call (501) 299-9270 or contact us online for a free and private consultation.
How Is a Sexual Assault Injury Claim Different from a Sexual Assault Criminal Case?
Sexual assault—in all its forms—is a crime. Those convicted of sexual assault face certain criminal penalties, including jail or prison time. While these penalties serve to punish perpetrators and deter others from committing such heinous acts, they do little to actually help the victims.
Sexual assault injury claims are designed to “compensate” survivors for the economic and noneconomic damages they have suffered as a result of the crime. Because they are civil actions (as opposed to criminal actions), they do not result in criminal penalties. Instead, a successful sexual assault injury claim provides the plaintiff (the person bringing the claim) with financial compensation for their damages.
Examples of potential damages in a civil sexual assault case include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Financial loss
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
- Punitive (or “exemplary”) damages
- Attorney fees and court costs
At Potts Law Firm, we know that no amount of financial recovery can truly compensate you for the devastating experience you have been through. However, we have also seen firsthand how a fair settlement or verdict can provide survivors with the resources they need to heal and move forward.
As your legal team, we will do everything possible to maximize your recovery. We are compassionate when it comes to helping our clients navigate the legal system and aggressive when it comes to protecting their rights. Our Little Rock sexual assault injury attorneys are here to answer your questions and guide you through the legal process.
How to Prove a Sexual Assault Injury Case
Just like in any other personal injury case, the plaintiff in a sexual assault injury case has the burden of proof. This means that they are the one responsible for proving their case against the defendant.
To prove a sexual assault injury case, you must prove that:
- The defendant committed an act of sexual abuse or assault
- You suffered physical, emotional, and/or financial injuries or damages
- The defendant’s conduct was the cause of your injuries/damages
Unlike in a criminal case, in which the defendant must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt,” plaintiffs in a civil case need only prove that there is at least 51% probability that the incident occurred the way they have described to be awarded compensation.
At Potts Law Firm, we utilize all available evidence to effectively prove our clients’ claims. This may include medical records, proof of physical or psychological injury, statements made to friends or family members, DNA evidence, reports from other victims of the same perpetrator, and testimony from friends, family, or expert witnesses. Our goal is to minimize your stress during this difficult time by handling every aspect of your case.
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