According to American nonprofit RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, someone in our country is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. Moreover, the majority of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 18, and 34% of victims are under 12.
In Our Community
Sexual assault and abuse occur throughout our country, in our state of Florida, and in our own Broward and Palm Beach communities. In fact, several sexual assault cases have come to light in recent months including charges against Broward County resident and Coral Springs gastroenterologist Dr. Craig Bitman, former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, and Plantation-based pediatrician Dr. Michael Mizrachy. These crimes involving pornography, soliciting minors, and sexual abuse are happening right here in our communities of Parkland, Coral Springs, and Plantation.
Sadly, many victims of sexual assault and abuse suffer devastating consequences immediately after the ordeal and some victims continue to suffer for months or years after the assault or abuse has ended. Without proper help, sexual assault and abuse victims are at higher risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug dependency, and addiction. Additionally, they may also be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
Victims of sexual assault deserve protection and justice. If you have been sexually assaulted or abused, you will need an experienced and compassionate legal team to take the lead and help you pursue justice and safety.
Whether you were the victim of rape, groping, fondling, indecent exposure, sexual abuse or assault committed by a physician, teacher, authority figure, or anyone else, or were coerced into conducting non-consensual sexual acts on someone else, you can – and should — file a lawsuit against the perpetrator. You deserve justice.
Civil versus Criminal Lawsuits
Whether or not the perpetrator has been convicted or charged with a crime, you can file a civil lawsuit. A civil lawsuit does not address the guilt or innocence of the perpetrator; that is accomplished independently in a criminal court. But criminal court does not address the victim’s pain, suffering and medical bills. Rather, a civil lawsuit is needed to prove that the perpetrator is accountable for the injuries suffered by the victim.
Civil lawsuits give victims the ability to recover the punitive and compensatory damages to which they are entitled. Recovery compensation may include medical bills, lost wages and/or earning capacity, emotional distress, psychological therapy and counseling, and pain and suffering. Additionally, because sexual abuse and assault can be devastating to couples, civil lawsuits may also include compensation for loss of consortium if the non-consensual sexual act results in the breakdown of a spouse or domestic partner relationship.
As a personal injury law firm, Cutler Rader specializes in investigating and bringing justice to victims of sexual abuse and assault. Recently, Cutler Rader obtained compensation for several victims of a pedophile at a local South Florida charter school. In doing so, we obtained just compensation for the victims while discreetly maintaining their anonymity. If you are a victim or know someone who is, please call 954-913-2273 for a free consultation.
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