Sexual Assault in Utah: Know Your Rights

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Utah Sex Assault Attorney

At Carlson Injury law, we believe that everyone should know their rights – but we believe it is particularly important for sexual assault victims. Victims often worry about being shamed or not being believed, which unfortunately results in underreporting of sexual assaults in Utah and across the country. We know that if victims are aware of their rights, they are more empowered to have their voices heard and that it is more likely that those committing these terrible crimes will be held accountable. 

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted, we want you to know that you have the right to seek legal action. We can help you determine if you have a case and to pursue that case. Please contact us now to learn more. 

Sexual Assault in Utah – Your Legal Options

If you are like most people, you know that sexual assault victims can talk with the police and hopefully have their case investigated. If the system moves forward as it should, the results of the investigation should lead to a criminal case against the assailant. What you may not realize is that the criminal case is primarily focused on verifying a crime was committed and punishing the person who committed that crime. It’s not focused on supporting the victim. That’s where a victims’ rights lawyer in Utah comes in.

At Carlson Injury Law, our Utah victims’ rights firm can potentially pursue a civil case against your assailant to seek damages on your behalf. A personal injury case would be focused on getting you the compensation you deserve for what was done to you. While compensation can never erase what happened, it can help you take care of yourself, your family, and pay for any help you need in the months and years to come. 

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against My Abuser?

Every situation is different and we can’t answer with certainty until we’ve heard your story. That being said, we have helped numerous sexual assault victims in Davis County, Salt Lake City to pursue personal injury cases. We listen to your story and identify whether there is an opportunity for a civil case. If we think we can help, we let you know and move forward quickly if you give us the go-ahead. 

What if the Assault Happened Years Ago?

It all depends on the statutes of limitations in your state. These statutes are changing as well in certain areas with the increase in high-profile child sexual assault scandals. We will have to look at your case individually to know what your options are. 

Please Contact Our Utah Victims’ Rights Law Firm

Many sexual assault victims are not certain about what they should do next. Some aren’t even sure if what they experienced was technically sexual assault. Don’t worry, if you are confused, it’s perfectly normal. Sexual assault is extremely traumatic and trauma is disorienting. You don’t have to figure it out alone. We can help. 

Please contact our Utah Law firm today to talk to an attorney. We can help you understand your rights and decide what to do next. Please contact us now to talk to one of our sexual assault attorneys. We are standing by to answer your call.