Resolving a claim for historical sexual and physical assault can be a painstaking journey for the client.
A civil action is one means by which a survivor may seek compensation. While no amount of money can provide solace or restitution, it is the only means available through the civil justice system to redress the harm done.
Sexual assault cases can raise unique issues, sometimes including:
past drug or alcohol abuse
failure to complete school
failed relationships with family members and/or spouses and children
Sometimes, institutions may be held liable for breach of their duty to protect the vulnerable.
Survivors of sexual assault come from all races, cultures, ages and both genders. The only consistency is the need of the survivor to heal and move forward.
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt can assist survivors through what can be a difficult and sometimes insensitive legal process.