Sexual Assaults and Rape

Sexual Assaults and Rape Lawyers

When it comes to erroneous criminal acts such as sexual assault and rape, Georgia criminal code contains strict definitions and punishments. Yet, the physical, mental and emotional anguish following a sexual attack or rape is likely to continue for months or years to come. Some crime victims may succumb to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol or drug abuse, or perhaps suicide. In turn, other detrimental effects of a sexual assault or rape may include a sexually transmitted disease, inability to maintain intimate relationships, nightmares and fear of public places, inability to focus that may lead to loss of a job and withdrawal from school or friends.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a sexual assault or rape, you need to contact an experienced and compassionate lawyer that is well informed about Georgia codes regarding sexual assaults and rape crimes.

The Harman Law Firm believes that you deserve justice if you’ve been sexually assaulted or raped. While you may need compensation for medical bills or loss of income, we also know that this type of crime has derailed your personal sense of safety and security. That’s why we make ourselves available to you for a free consultation to privately discuss your injuries. Let us be the advocate for your needs, both in the present and in the future.

Call the Harman Law Firm today.

Georgia Law Requires Property Owners to Provide a Safe Premises

When it comes to premises liability law, lawsuits can be brought against home and business owners, retailers, landlords, property managers, employers and government entities when they fail to maintain a reasonably safe premises for those that visit their property. This is because Georgia Premises Liability Law requires property owners to provide and maintain a safe premises.

A number of things can deem a home, business or other entity unsafe including:

  • Lack of or poor maintenance
  • Building code violations
  • Slippery floors
  • Broken stairs
  • Unsafe escalators
  • Sidewalks that are cracked or uneven
  • Elevators that are not level
  • Faulty smoke detectors
  • Unmarked areas that may prove hazardous

In regards to the Georgia Premises Liability Law, it’s important to understand that the statute is to protect “invitees.” In other words, premises must be kept safe for people that enter the property through an invitation or for a specific purpose. For instance, students are considered invitees at the school that they attend. MARTA passengers are considered invitees if they use MARTA for transportation, and a person at a gas station, bank or restaurant would be considered invitees.

As one may assume, many different types of cases are considered under premises liability. Yet, if you or a loved one has been the victim of a sexual assault, rape or other violent crime on someone else’s property, you need to know your legal options. You deserve an advocate for your case.

The mission of the Harman Law Firm is to fight for justice for victims that have been physically and financially harmed. We understand that your case and your injuries are personal and painful. Rest assured—we understand the complexities involved in these cases, and we are dedicated to moving forward with compassion, integrity and privacy. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation with the Harman Law Firm.