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Can I Recover Damages for Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is one of the worst crimes a human being can commit against another, and little can make up for the pain and violation you’ve endured as a victim. After experiencing sexual abuse, you may struggle to pay for ongoing therapy bills and medical treatments, and suffer from long-term depression and emotional trauma.

Although the criminal justice system may not be able to find the justice you deserve, you can still hold your abuser accountable through the civil court system. Our personal injury attorneys at Thorp Law are passionate about representing victims of sexual abuse, and helping them regain a sense of their own personal power.

Recovering Damages for Sexual Abuse

Most people assume that only the criminal courts can help you find justice for a horrific crime like rape, or another serious sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the reality is that more than 90% of sexual abusers will never go to jail, according to statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Because of this fact, more than 3 out of 4 sexual assaults will go unreported to police, as over a third of sexual abuse victims fear retaliation from the perpetrator or believe the police cannot help them.

However, all hope is not lost for justice. By seeking damages from your abuser in civil court, you may be able to find some measure of peace after your pain and suffering, even if the criminal justice system fails you. In his work with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit, our Raleigh personal injury lawyer and founder Isaac Thorp has learned firsthand that victims who take a stand are often able to recover a sense of self that they felt they lost during an attack, and he is committed to helping them do just that.

Our compassionate team is here for you during this difficult time, and we know that it takes enormous strength and courage to fight back against your abuser. If hired to be your advocates, we can help you seek the justice you deserve, and recover compensation to secure your peace of mind once more.

Give us a call today at (919) 373-3390 for a free and confidential consultation with our skilled legal team.