Civil Remedies for Sexual Abuse Victims
If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, you can receive closure and a sense of justice by taking action against your attacker in civil court and not just within the criminal justice system. However, you must act quickly. Ohio has a strict statute of limitations for the time you have to bring a claim, and if you do not exercise your rights timely, you will be barred forever from pursuing civil compensation for your attack.
At Rittgers & Rittgers, we know how difficult it is to talk about this event and revisit it, but you can trust our compassionate Cincinnati rape victims’ attorneys to be by your side and help you pursue retribution through the civil process. When dealing with the grief process, pursuing justice can be an integral part toward acceptance and attaining closure.
Civil Remedies for Sexual Abuse Victims in Ohio
Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation at our Lebanon, West Chester or Cincinnati offices. If we take your case, you will owe us no money unless we obtain compensation for you. Tell us about your case and let us see if there is a way we can help you heal and move past this.
In some cases, there is not enough evidence to pursue charges in criminal court. In other situations, there was not enough evidence to convict someone of the assault. However, in civil court the burden of proof is different, and there may be enough to establish liability. This can help sexual abuse victims achieve some justice and restoration of dignity.
We can help you explore your options and pursue a course that can help you. Sexual assault cases are very fact-specific. We can help you evaluate if the defendant is under an umbrella of a company that is wealthy enough to pay for the damage and injuries he or she has caused, or do an asset check to determine if pursuing the defendant personally is possible.
Contact us for a consultation about your rights and options. Our lawyers represent injured people in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and the surrounding parts of southwest Ohio.