The biggest difference in a sexual assault lawsuit is the client. When harm results from negligence such as a pedestrian struck by a truck in a crosswalk, the victim may suffer catastrophic injuries that impact virtually every area of her life.
The same can be said about survivors of sexual assault, but in the sexual assault case, there is more focus on the perpetrator because a perpetrator of sexual violence acts in a premeditated and deliberate manner.
Sexual assault is inherently violent, intrusive, painful, humiliating, and degrading, so the emotional consequences of a sexual assault tend to be different and more extreme than those that arise from a negligence case. Sexual assault cases demand lawyers who know how to effectively maximize damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages.
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