According to the Missouri Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force report, about 14,553 sexual violence victims sought sexual assault-related services in 2019. Being the victim of rape or sexual assault is extremely difficult and traumatizing. While the alleged defendant faces criminal charges, you may still be eligible to bring personal injury claims against them.
If you or someone you know was involved in a sexual assault incident and is trying to prove injury, hiring an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney is imperative for proper guidance. At Chionuma Law Firm, LLC, we have the diligence, resources, and experience to help sexual assault victims hold the perpetrator responsible.
As your legal counsel, we can evaluate and investigate all of the surrounding facts of your situation and enlighten you about your available legal options to seek damages. In addition, our trusted legal team will fight compassionately for your rights, help prove injury, and seek the justice you deserve.
Chionuma Law Firm, LLC proudly serves clients across Kansas City, Missouri, and throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, including those in Liberty, Lee's Summit, and Independence.
A sexual assault injury involves any kind of bodily injury, damage, or harm inflicted by an abuser on the sexual assault victim. Sexual assault injuries may be physical, emotional, or psychological. Unfortunately, such injuries usually linger for a long period of time, if not indefinitely. The sexual assault victim may suffer physical injuries, emotional trauma, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
According to Missouri's personal injury laws, victims of sexual assault or rape are within their rights to take civil action - file a lawsuit or injury claim - against their abuser. An experienced attorney can guide you through the steps involved in filing a sexual assault claim and help protect your legal rights.
Sexual assault survivors in the state of Missouri may be able to prove serious personal injury by showing physical injuries, mental injuries, or a combination of both. Examples of physical injuries in a sexual assault case include:
- Swelling, injuries, and bruising around genital areas
- Broken bones
- Injuries from choking or beating
- Other visible bodily injuries sustained from the rape or sexual assault incident
If you or a loved one was involved in a sexual assault incident, reach out to a personal injury attorney immediately. Your legal counsel can investigate every aspect of your case and enlighten you about the next steps to take following the incident.
A sexual assault or rape incident causes victims to suffer both physical and mental injuries. If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted, you should take the following steps where possible:
- Make your well-being and safety a priority. Get somewhere safe and secure.
- Get prompt medical help and support for your physical, psychological, sexual, and emotional health.
- Visit the local police department to report the incident or file a police report.
- Get in touch with a reliable family member, trusted friend, or close relative to care for you, provide emotional support, and help you feel safe and comfortable.
- File for an order of protection to restrain the abuser from sexually assaulting or abusing you.
- Reach out to any sexual assault or rape crisis center in your area to get professional counseling, adequate support, and hospital accompaniment.
- If you're a student, ensure that you file a complaint with your school's administration.
- Hire an experienced attorney to represent you in your case and help file your injury claims.
It is important that you act immediately to preserve evidence and receive the adequate support and treatment you need. A knowledgeable sexual assault injuries attorney can help you understand your available legal options to recover damages and help you hold your abuser liable.
Missouri laws allow sexual assault survivors to bring civil actions against their abusers. However, establishing a sexual assault case often requires proving injury. Therefore, retaining a trusted personal injury attorney is crucial for detailed guidance and to help protect your legal rights.
Our attorneys at Chionuma Law Firm, LLC are committed to offering experienced legal guidance and advocating for the best interests of victims of sexual assault in their injury cases. With our in-depth knowledge of Missouri laws addressing liability in sexual assault cases, we can represent you diligently in your case and guide you through the complex legal claims process.
Additionally, we will continue fighting for your legal rights, help you hold the liable party responsible, and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and other potential damages. Having us on your side can make a significant difference in your sexual assault case.
If you're trying to prove injury in a sexual assault case, contact Chionuma Law Firm, LLC today to schedule a simple case evaluation with our caring personal injury attorney. We can offer you the highly-personalized legal counsel, support, and dedicated representation you need in your injury claims. Our firm proudly serves clients across Kansas City, Missouri, and throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.