Washington DC Attorneys Representing Victims of Sexual Assault

Trusted and Compassionate Legal Support

For survivors of sexual assault, the trauma of their experience lingers long after the assault is over, making the basics of day to day living an excruciatingly draining process while they fight for recovery and some semblance of a return to normalcy. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or assault, getting your professional or personal life back on track can be emotionally taxing, in spite of your efforts and desire to move past the agony you have endured. At Simeone & Miller, LLP, we believe in holding perpetrators of sexual assault and abuse financially responsible for the physical, psychological, and emotional pain they inflict on others.

Many survivors often do not consider pursuing financial compensation from the person responsible for their trauma, fearful of the process. We will not only fight for your rights, but ensure that your privacy is respected as much as possible during your brave pursuit for justice.

Sexual Assault in Washington DC

According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), sexual assaults in Washington DC have risen dramatically. Last year, there was a 71% increase compared to the same time period in the year preceding this spike. These attacks, contrary to perpetuated myths regarding sexual assault, are largely committed by someone the victim knew. In fact, 7 out of 10 adult rapes and sexual assault victims know their attacker prior to the assault.

Our Washington DC attorneys encourage you to make sure your abuser is brought to justice for their abhorrent wrongdoing. We will devote ourselves to fighting for the financial compensation you need to pick up the pieces, pay the bills, and rebuild your life for the future you deserve. If you or someone you love has been the victim of the following types of sexual abuse or assault, speak with an attorney who will be your loyal advocate:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual hazing
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Clergy sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Government sexual abuse
  • Boy Scouts sexual abuse
  • Girl Scouts sexual abuse
  • Gymnastics
  • Youth sports

The Aftermath

Sexual assault survivors often live with deep emotional wounds that can be debilitating, causing them to change routines, and caging them in a state of fear so seemingly insurmountable that it prevents them from going outside. Actions that once appeared safe and mundane suddenly become dangerous and intimidating. This often requires the help of mental health professionals, physical therapists, and others.

The toll is not only emotional, but physical, sometimes manifesting into physical illness, which might include:

  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Back pain

Filing a Case

Most are aware that perpetrators of sexual assault and abuse can go through the criminal justice system, but not everyone is aware that this is not the only form of legal recourse a survivor may pursue. Sexual assault survivors can also file a civil claim to hold an abuser financially responsible for damages inflicted.

Call Simeone & Miller, LLP for a Free Consultation

At Simeone & Miller, LLP, our Washington DC attorneys have a long history of success. We are passionate about protecting the individuals we represent and righting the wrongs they have suffered. If you are a victim of sexual assault, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. Many believe that it is too late to pursue a claim, but many states have enacted legislation to extend deadlines to bring sexual assault claims to court. Accordingly, we encourage you to contact us even if you think it is too late.

Get started on your case today. Call us at (202) 888-0872 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.