Civil Sexual Assualt (Rape) Lawsuit

PTSD Atlanta GAAfter going through a criminal rape trial in Atlanta, your perpetrator might be sentenced to prison for a while, but you’re still left with permanent damage, both physical or emotional. As a result, you probably feel unsatisfied with the results of the initial trial and choose to go to court all over again.

A civil lawsuit can is one where you can claim assault/battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. As a result, you might be able to gain some form of compensation for your pain and suffering, anxiety, or PTSD.

Proving Your Case

When going through civil court, you can share evidence that a jury in the previous criminal case already used to find the defendant guilty of committing abuse. This step will make that part of your civil case easier; then you’ll just have to show how the suffering you’ve endured as a result of the after-effects of your assault.

The Statute of Limitations Filing Deadline

The state law puts a time limit on the period in which an assault victim has to file a lawsuit to seek damages from their perpetrator. In Georgia, adult sexual assault is limited to two years from the date of the event, and child sexual assault needs to be brought to court before your 53rd birthday.

Atlanta Rape Attorney

If you’re a victim of a sexual assault, our attorneys can help you speak out against your offender and increase your chances of gaining compensation because of your pain and suffering. We understand that no amount of money can truly heal your wounds but we’re here to help you get the justice that you deserve. Don’t be a victim any longer, call Harman Law Firm, our Atlanta crime victim lawyer today and take back control of your life.

Posted on behalf of Harman Law Firm