Representing Victims of Sexual Assault in Washington DC
We're Here to Provide the Compassionate Legal Support You Need
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 of justice.
Sexual Assault Statistics In 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.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Washington DC sexual sexual assault 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 any of the
following types of sexual abuse or assault, speak to us today:
- Child sexual abuse
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Sexual hazing
- Internet sex crimes
- Workplace sexual harassment
- Clergy sexual abuse
- Government sexual abuse
- Boy Scouts sexual abuse
- Girl Scouts sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse in gymnastics or youth sports
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:
- 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 sexual assualt 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.