A Lawyer Who Handles Sexual Assault and Battery Claims
If you have been the victim of an assault, call an attorney who can help
Every year, in Tennessee and throughout the United States, women are sexually assaulted. But it is only in recent years that these crimes have received the attention they deserve. The legal system can help women get justice against their attackers. Thompson Law fights for the rights of victims.
For decades, attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson has been helping people in Davidson and surrounding counties get justice in all kinds of cases. When people have suffered an injustice, they have the right to take legal action.
There has been a lot of talk about the “Me Too” movement, and rightfully so. Many women have revealed that they were the victims of sexual assault but they had previously been too ashamed about what happened to come forward. Thankfully, that has changed, and the men who committed those assaults are being held accountable.
A lawyer who can guide you through the legal process
Sexual assault cases are usually first handled in criminal court. A person is charged with the assault and put on trial. If convicted, the person is subject to penalties. These can include imprisonment, probation, and fines. The person may have to register as a sex offender. It is a very effective way for victims to get justice.
A conviction does not compensate you for the damages you suffered as a result of your assault. You have the right to seek compensation through civil court. No amount of money can change what happened to you but taking legal action is another way for you to hold your attacker and other negligent parties accountable.
In general, the types of compensation you can seek in a lawsuit include:
- Medical expenses for treating the injuries you suffered
- Expenses for any mental health treatment you sought
- Lost wages if you had to miss time from work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Any disability or disfigurement
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You may also be able to seek punitive damages. The actual amount of money you may receive depends on many factors. If you are filing suit against your attacker, he may have limited assets, and insurance policies generally do not cover intentional acts.
Serving Davidson and surrounding counties
There may have been other negligent parties that were responsible for what happened to you. For example, if your attack occurred at a place of business, the owner could be held responsible for failing to provide proper security. Insurance companies would be involved in those cases.
Attorney Thompson knows how to build strong cases built on facts. He investigates what happened to you and fights to hold all negligent parties accountable. He is dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
At Thompson Law, you can expect compassionate representation from an experienced lawyer. Attorney Thompson can meet with you to review the details of your case. He can explain your legal options and answer your questions. If you choose to move forward with your case, he will keep you informed about the progress.
Learn more about how an experienced attorney can help you with a sexual assault and battery claim. Contact attorney Thompson today to schedule a free consultation.