Any Illinois resident can become the victim of sexual assault or sexual abuse. Not only do these individuals suffer physical injuries following such an incident, but they may also suffer intense emotional trauma and embarrassment. It is important for victims to remember that they have the right to pursue financial restitution for their injuries in court apart from the criminal case against the assailant.
At the Klest Injury Law Firm, we help people who were hurt by sexual violence pursue personal injury claims regarding their injuries. Most victims of sexual assault will have the ability to seek financial compensation from their attackers. What many victims do not know, however, is that they may be able to seek compensation from a property or business owner. If, for example, the property owner negligently failed to provide adequate security on the premises, he or she might be partially liable for the attack.
The Klest Injury Law Firm has handled numerous cases involving instances of priest-related sexual abuse. If you or a family member has been sexually abused by a priest, it's important to know that this happens a lot more often than you might think.
Sexual abuse victims should be warned, however, that they only have a certain period of time within which they can file a claim for damages. It is therefore important to act as soon as possible should you wish to pursue such an action.
At the Klest Injury Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations to any victim of sexual abuse. We will listen to your story and advise you of your legal rights and options.