Were you or a loved one a victim of sexual assault in Las Vegas, NV? You may be entitled to compensation from the attacker and anyone else who allowed the attack to occur. An experienced Las Vegas sexual assault lawyer at Battle Born Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Since we were founded in 2010, we’ve recovered over $100 million in compensation for our injured clients. We’re ready to put a combined 85+ years of experience to work for you.
We’re passionate about helping injured clients get justice. For more information about how we can help, call or contact our law offices at in Las Vegas, Nevada to schedule a free consultation today at (702) 570-9000.
How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help If You Were Sexually Assaulted in Las Vegas
Victims of sexual assault are often left struggling with the most painful physical and psychological injuries imaginable. While most car accident victims recover from their injuries, the emotional trauma of sexual assault can haunt you for a lifetime.
The criminal justice system is designed to punish violent criminals. Unfortunately, many attackers are never caught. Even if they are, their conviction doesn’t help with your expenses. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can help you fight to recover compensation from your attacker and anyone whose negligence allowed your attack to occur.
Our team at Battle Born Injury Lawyers has been recognized for our success by Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. We’ve also won the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award.
When you trust us to protect you, we will:
- Identify anyone who shares responsibility for the attack
- Calculate the value of your injury claim
- Hire experts and specialists to help put a dollar value on your losses
- Negotiate fiercely with the insurance companies to recover the maximum compensation available
Our compassionate Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have experience handling sensitive cases like yours. To learn more about our experience and how we can help, call for a free case review.
How Common Is Sexual Assault in Las Vegas?
Sexual assault is a nationwide problem. Statistics show that one in every six American women has been a victim of attempted or completed sexual assault. Each year, about 433,648 rapes are reported across the United States.
These statistics can be deceiving. About 80% of all rapes and sexual assaults go unreported–whether because they’re afraid of being accused of false allegations or otherwise.
Overview of the Laws on Sexual Assault in Nevada
As in all other states, sexual assault and rape are criminal offenses under Nevada law. Your attacker could face years in prison, sex offender registration requirements, and a category A felony conviction. Police and prosecutors are responsible for working to convict so that your attacker is punished.
Sex crimes are also intentional torts. That means you can pursue compensation by filing a civil lawsuit. Your attacker could be liable for compensation even if they are never convicted. After all, the standard of proof in civil cases is lower than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard that applies in criminal cases.
You may not know that someone other than your attacker might be liable for your damages if you were injured on someone else’s property.
For example, you may have a valid premises liability claim against a:
- College or university
- Hotel or casino
- Hospital or nursing home
- Bar, restaurant, or nightclub
- Shopping center
- Parking garage
- Rental apartment complex
- Government agency
Business owners in Nevada have a duty to provide adequate security. If a lack of proper security allowed your attack to happen, our lawyers will get to the bottom of it. You can learn more about how we’ll fight to protect your legal rights by calling for a free case review today.
What is My Las Vegas Sexual Assault Injury Case Worth?
Like any other personal injury case, the value of your sexual assault injury case depends heavily on the nature of your injuries. Still, the severity of your injuries isn’t the only relevant factor. It’s important to remember that your personal suffering and intangible losses are an essential part of the equation.
Factors that will be most relevant include:
- The cost of your medical treatment, counseling, and other expenses
- How the injury impacts your ability to work and earn a living
- How the injury affects your quality of life
- Your emotional suffering and PTSD
- The identity of the responsible party and the nature of their actions
While the insurance company will seem sympathetic, they’ll also try to downplay the harm you’ve suffered. You shouldn’t have to fight them while you’re working through a painful recovery.
Our lawyers are here to help in any way we can. Call Battle Born Injury Lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation with a Las Vegas sexual assault attorney today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Sexual Assault Victims?
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Anxiety disorders
- Severe depression
- PTSD and fear
- Loss of consortium and damage to relationships
Money can’t take away your pain. Our lawyers know that all too well. However, it can help you get the treatment and support you deserve.
Our Las Vegas Sexual Assault Attorneys Will Fight to Recover Compensation For All of Your Injuries
Sexual assault is extremely violent. Victims often suffer extreme injuries. The pain of the ordeal is often life-changing.
At Battle Born Injury Lawyers, we’ll fight to recover fair compensation for all of the physical injuries you’ve suffered because of the attack, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Injuries to the genitals
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Puncture or stab wounds
- Severe bruising
- Catastrophic injuries
- Unwanted pregnancy
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Wrongful death
The emotional scars that victims of sexual assault experience can be just as painful as the physical injuries caused by the attack. Our lawyers will also work tirelessly and fight for fair compensation for your emotional distress, depression, PTSD, and other mental suffering.
We Handle All Types of Sexual Assault Claims in Las Vegas, Nevada
Our lawyers handle all types of sexual assault injury claims, including those involving:
- Rape or unwanted sexual penetration
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Child abuse and molestation
- Statutory rape if the victim is under 18 years of age
- Sexual abuse that results in substantial bodily harm
- Domestic violence
Sexual assault is always wrong. Regardless of the circumstances of the attack, our lawyers can help you in the fight to get the money you need and deserve.
How Do I Prove Liability If I Was a Victim of Sexual Assault in Nevada?
Under Nevada state law, property owners are required to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for visitors, guests, and others who are lawfully on the premises. That includes taking steps to prevent reasonably foreseeable acts of violence.
Business owners have a duty to:
- Repair dangerous property conditions
- Inspect the premises on a regular basis to identify unsafe conditions and dangers
- Provide adequate warning about dangers they discover or reasonably should discover
Depending on the neighborhood, history of violence in the area, and type of business involved, the business owner may be required to:
- Hire security guards
- Install security systems and respond to alerts
- Maintain locks and deadbolts in working condition
- Install video surveillance cameras
- Install locked gates and fences
- Provide adequate lighting to deter violence
- Train employees in detecting and responding to potential criminal acts
The scope of the property owner’s duty varies depending on the circumstances. However, proper precautions can prevent violent crimes like sexual assault from ever occurring in the first place. Our lawyers will work to determine who may be liable for your damages. Just call to schedule a free initial consultation today.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit If I Was Sexually Assaulted in Nevada?
The statute of limitations in Nevada is only two years. You have two years from the date of the attack to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation. After two years pass, you’ll be barred from suing for damages.
If your attacker is caught and charged with a crime, you may have more time to act. The statute of limitations will be paused – or tolled – while the criminal defense is ongoing.
Contact a Las Vegas Sexual Assault Lawyer For a Free Consultation
The trauma of rape and sexual assault can stay with you for a lifetime. You deserve to be compensated by anyone who allowed the attack to happen. Our team at Battle Born Injury Lawyers is committed to helping you recover every dollar you deserve. All you have to do is call our law firm to schedule a free consultation with a Las Vegas sexual assault lawyer today.