People often ask the question, “can you sue if you were sexually assaulted?”
Unfortunately, sexual assault is more common than you might think in American society: every two minutes, an American endures sexual assault. It is estimated around 20% of female college students experience sexual assault; additionally, approximately 20% of girls and 5-10% of boys ages 7-13 experience a form of sexual assault. From youth to adulthood, these experiences are absolutely traumatizing to victims. Furthermore, approximately 63 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to law enforcement.
Still, like any other assault that reasonably could have been prevented, victims have the ability to seek recourse through negligent security lawsuits: sometimes, even if they indeed have security, college campuses, religious institutions, workplaces, etc. take shortcuts that end up grievously failing to protect the safety of the public.
Considering that many victims fear coming forward due to feelings of shame and essentially reliving their abuse, it is completely understandable that plaintiffs in sexual assault cases would not immediately file suit.
Attorney Gold represents victims of sexual assault in areas including but not limited to:
- Public and Private Schools.
- Nursing homes.
- After-school programs
- Ubers, Lyfts and various other rideshare apps.
- Boy Scouts.
- Religious institutions
- Rehab Centers
- Foster Care
- Cruise Ships
At Loren L. Gold, P.A., we are well aware that pursuing a legal claim does not completely solve the needs of our clients; however, it is an avenue that we would encourage victims of sexual abuse to explore with our staff. Loren Gold is proud to handle claims in this very sensitive area.