Sexual Assault Lawsuits

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Nashville Sexual Assault and Injury Lawyers | DRS Law

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 assault, 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 prevalent 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
  • PTSD
  • 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 on 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.

Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors

In addition to hiring an experienced sexual assault lawyer to handle your lawsuit, here are some useful resources for survivors of sexual assault:

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE You can also chat online at RAINN’s website: https://www.rainn.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): https://www.nsvrc.org
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): https://www.rainn.org
Joyful Heart Foundation: https://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) You can also chat online at thehotline.org

The Jed Foundation: https://www.jedfoundation.org

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

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