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.

At Simeone & Miller, LLP, we give victims of sexual assault a voice. If you or someone you love was abused, contact our office for a free consultation.

Helping You Bring Your Abuser to Justice

Our Washington, D.C. sexual assault lawyers encourage you to make sure your abuser is brought to justice for their abhorrent wrongdoing. Our dedicated legal team at Simeone & Miller, LLP is here to help you fight for the financial compensation you need to pick up the pieces, pay the bills, and rebuild your life for the future you deserve.

We handle all types of sexual abuse cases, such as:

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

While most victims are aware that perpetrators of sexual assault and abuse can be brought up on criminal charges, not everyone is aware that there are other forms of legal recourse they may be eligible to pursue. Sexual assault survivors can also file a civil claim to hold an abuser financially responsible for the damages they inflicted.

Sexual Assault Statistics in Washington, D.C.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the number of sexual assault incidents in Washington, D.C. has risen dramatically over the last decade. Between 2009 and 2016, the number of sexual assaults increased year over year.

These attacks, contrary to perpetuated myths regarding sexual assault, are largely committed by someone the victim knew. In fact, 7 out of 10 adult rape and sexual assault victims know their attacker prior to the assault.

Additional statistics from the Metropolitan Police Department:

  • One in six boys will be sexually assaulted or abused by the age of 18
  • One in four girls will be sexually assaulted or abused by the age of 18
  • Females are 14 times more likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault
  • 90% of sexual assault victims under the age of 13 know their attacker
  • Only 28% of rape and sexual assault incidents are reported to police

Living with the Aftermath of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault survivors often live with deep emotional wounds that can be debilitating, causing them to change routines and live in a state of fear. 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. An experienced sexual assault lawyer in Washington, D.C. from Simeone & Miller, LLP is here to help fight for your rights.

In addition to emotional pain, many victims also experience:

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

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, more than 90% of women who are raped or sexually assaulted will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms for weeks after the attack, and more than 70% of survivors will experience moderate to severe distress, which is more than any other violent crime.

What If I Don’t Have Any Physical Injuries?

Sexual assault is a horrific act and whether or not you were physically injured or whether the perpetrator has been criminally prosecuted is irrelevant to your right to file a lawsuit for damages. Your civil rights have been violated, and you deserve justice.

Many women feel intimidated after a sexual assault and are reluctant to act, especially if the perpetrator was a friend, acquaintance, or coworker. However, we are sensitive to potentially embarrassing circumstances, and also aware that forthright legal action is not only in your best interest, but in the best interest of justice as well.

Your sexual assault lawyer can help you overcome your reluctance by presenting you with a clear strategy that is calculated to help preserve your privacy to the furthest possible extent, while also pursuing maximum compensation for the wrong that was done to you. The Washington, D.C. sexual assault lawyers Simeone & Miller, LLP has had success in several assault cases – rely on our success.

Call Simeone & Miller, LLP for a Free Consultation

At Simeone & Miller, LLP, our Washington, D.C. sexual abuse 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. Contact us today.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.