A sexual assault can cause the victim lifelong hardships. While the state may bring a criminal case against the perpetrator, the victim may also bring a civil case against them to recover damages.
While San Antonio sexual assault lawsuits typically involve the victim of the assault suing the perpetrator for damages, other parties may also bring a case for damages, including the victim’s family members, if the abuse resulted in the victim’s death or a spouse’s loss of consortium.
Victims of sexual assault may want to work with an experienced attorney to gather evidence, eyewitness testimony, and the testimony of experts, such as doctors, caregivers, etc.
If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault in San Antonio, call Lopez Law at (210) 504-5222 to learn about your rights and options.
What is Sexual Assault?
In Texas, any form of inappropriate sexual conduct can be a cause of action for sexual assault. This includes any non-consensual sexual touching and, of course, any form of rape.
Many victims are coerced or pressured into participating in sexual conduct. These victims tend to believe that they are not victims at all. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Victims of sexual assault deserve justice, and the law allows them to sue the perpetrators for damages. Our San Antonio sexual assault lawyers at Lopez Law want to hear your story and will provide you with a safe space to talk. We want to know what happened, no matter how long ago, and we want to pursue justice for you.
Who can be Held Liable for Sexual Assault in San Antonio?
Anyone who sexually assaulted you or whose actions, or inactions, contributed to the assault can and should be held liable for monetary compensation. This includes entities and institutions such as churches, schools, government agencies, and businesses that failed to properly vet their employees.
Our San Antonio sexual assault lawyers are prepared to pursue a sexual assault lawsuit against any responsible individual, entity, or agency. Not all law firms have the resources to pursue sexual assault claims, but we do. We will listen, investigate, learn all we can about your sexual assault claim, and fight for you.
How Can A San Antonio Sexual Assault Lawyer from Lopez Law Help?
As a victim of sexual assault in San Antonio, you have rights, and you deserve to have your story heard. Our law firm helps victims of sexual assault hold the perpetrator financially accountable.
A sexual assault lawsuit allows victims to take power back from the perpetrator and to hold others whose actions created or contributed to the circumstances that resulted in them being sexually assaulted accountable.
Once we get involved in a sexual assault case, we can start collecting the relevant information. Getting us involved early will also help prevent the perpetrator from hiding assets, and ensure that insurance funds are not exhausted and available to cover your damages.
Our San Antonio sexual assault attorneys are here for you, will listen to your story, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for the indignities you have suffered.
Statute of Limitations for Civil Sexual assault in Texas
Victims of sexual assault in San Antonio must remember that the law limits the time they have to bring a sexual assault lawsuit. In Texas, the statute of limitation for civil sexual assault is five years from the date of the offense, and for cases involving a minor, 10 to 20 years after their 18th birthday.
If the victim fails to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, they may never be able to hold the perpetrator financially accountable for losses related to the sexual assault, such as medical expenses, lost wages and income, and pain and suffering.
Contact the Sexual Assault Lawyers at Lopez Law Today
In Texas, any sex crime can lead to a civil case, including any non-consensual sexual contact or penetration. If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault in San Antonio, we can help you hold the wrongdoers accountable.
Call Lopez Law today at (210) 504-5222 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced San Antonio sexual assault attorney. We charge no fee unless we win compensation for you and your family.