Sexual Assault Lawsuits
Sexual assault is a tragic experience that can leave victims with lasting psychological scars. While there is no way to undo the trauma that victims have suffered, it is possible to seek justice through a civil sexual assault lawsuit.
The compassionate personal injury lawyers at DRS Law have a strong track record of helping victims of sexual assualt, child sex abuse, and Title IX discrimination. We have been handling all kinds of sexual assault lawsuits in Nashville for over 30 years. We also help sexual assault victims in Kentucky and Georgia.
Sexual Assault in the United States
In the United States, sexual abuse is so prevalant that the CDC labels it a serious public health problem. The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience sexual abuse by physical contact at some point in their lives. Additionally, nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 38 men will experience an attempted or completed rape.
Despite the heinous nature of sex abuse crimes, they are grossly underreported in the U.S. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates that 63% of overall sexual assaults, 88% of child sexual assaults, and 90% of campus sexual assaults go unreported. Even when victims make the extremely difficult decision to come forward, they may not be taken seriously and can experience severe backlash, causing further psychological trauma.
Lasting Effects of Sexual Assault
Victims of sexual abuse can develop many serious conditions as a result of their trauma. These conditions may last for years or a lifetime, and can have devastating effects on the victim’s daily life. Such conditions include:
- Severe depression or anxiety
- Insomnia, night terrors, or other sleep interferences
- Social withdrawal or isolation
- Personality disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
- Substance abuse
These conditions often cause severe damage to a victim’s social, work, and personal life. Victims of sexual assault can find it difficult or impossible to form personal relationships, and may have trouble focusing at work and school. Sexual abuse creates obstacles in the victim’s daily life that often last long after the traumatic event is over.
Sexual Assault Lawsuits
In addition to severe psychological conditions, sexual assault can cause significant financial difficulties for victims. For example, the NSVRC estimates that an incident of rape will cost the victim more than $120,000 over his or her lifetime. This figure reflects the costs of medical attention, psychological treatment, medication, time off work, and other burdens.
Sexual assault victims may be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars over their lifetime just to recover from their trauma. To remedy such injustice, victims may seek compensation from their perpetrators through civil sexual assault lawsuits. These lawsuits seek economic damages for plaintiffs based upon the degree of physical, emotional, psychological, and financial damage suffered.
Our Nashville Sexual Assault Lawyers Can Help
If you have been assaulted in Nashville, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced Nashville sexual assault lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, and fight for the justice you deserve.
At DRS Law, our sexual assault attorneys have a proven track record of success in representing victims of assault. We understand the emotional and financial toll that an assault can take, and we are committed to helping you get the help you need.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of sexual assault, child sex abuse, campus sexual assault, human trafficking, or Title IX sexual discrimination, call the experienced Nashville sexual assault lawyers at DRS Law Personal Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys handle each case with delicacy and dedication while vigorously pursuing justice and compensation for sexual assault victims.
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Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.
DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.
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Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.
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Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.
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01 Free Consultation
Our dedicated personal injury and accident lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.
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If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.
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I am very thankful to David, Lyon, Chris and all professionals who represent this firm. This team made an incredibly difficult situation end successfully. The intellect combined with compassion of these people is incredible. Our concerns were quickly and appropriately responded to, with knowledge and compassion. Law suits are very scary situations, but they never stopped communicating until I felt comfortable with the process. - K. Boland
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My wife and I couldn’t have had a better experience. The whole team was incredibly responsive, attentive, respectful, & friendly. Lyon took our case and you couldn’t ask for a better guy to have on your side. Not only was he super sharp and resourceful, but also the type of person that makes you feel like an old friend. Since we were seeking legal help for a very awful situation it made all the difference knowing that we were in competent hands the whole time. - Mark D.
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