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Compensation for victims and their families

Physical assault and sexual assaults are violent and traumatic crimes that can change the life of the victim forever. Attorney Geoffrey Nwosu handles civil lawsuits against the perpetrators of assaults (both sexual and physical assault) on behalf of their victims. Attorney Nwosu accepts these cases on a contingency fee basis which means he does not charge any fees unless and until he wins your case. If you have been a victim of sexual or physical assault in the Bay Area including: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Fremont, Oakland, San Francisco, and the other communities in the surrounding county, contact us for a free and confidential appointment.

Sexual Assault Victims – Bay Area – Santa Clara County

The scars from sexual assault or child abuse can last a lifetime. It is not well known that sexual abuse/assault victims likely have a civil claim against the perpetrator or institution employing the perpetrator. No amount of financial compensation can ever truly right this wrong. However, money damages can help victims of sexual assault and abuse put their lives back together or at least pay for counseling. Because sexual predators tend to abuse more than one victim, pursuing a civil lawsuit can help prevent the person who did the harm from doing the same to another person.

It is impossible to find the exact number of rapes that occur on a yearly basis within the United States. Unfortunately, it is not a rare event. It affects hundreds of thousands of people annually. The National Women???s Study found that approximately 13% of adult women had been victims of a completed rape during their lifetime. If you, or a loved one, has been the victim of a sexual assault/rape you have legal rights.

Sexual assault can occur when someone is the subject of inappropriate or unwanted kissing, touching, fondling, or rape. Often, people believe that once they have been the victim of sexual abuse, it may be impossible to collect compensation since the abuser has no assets. There are, however, instances where parties who did not play an active part in the abuse will be civilly liable because they had duty to prevent it. Cases like this will go hand in hand with negligent security cases, and often impose civil liability on multiple parties.

Most sexual assault victims experience a wide range of emotional, physical, and psychological problems as a direct result of this crime. You may want justice and to stop this from happening to someone else. As a sexual assault victim, we believe you have a right to make your own choices about how to respond to what happened to you. Attorney Geoffrey Nwosu has the experience and sensitivity necessary to properly handle a sexual assault case. In order to understand what happened, how it happened, and how to help you figure out what your best course of legal action is, he will spend time with you and work with you every step of the way.

Physical / Sexual Assault and Premises Liability

When people visit retail locations, businesses, schools, hotels, entertainment venues, and other public and residential places, they expect for these locations to be reasonably safe. If a collapsing shelf, spilled substance or a missing handrail in a dark staircase causes a shopper to sustain personal injuries, he or she may be able to request compensation from the store owner. Similarly, if property owners or managers fail to provide reasonable security, they could potentially be held liable for sexual assaults and physical attacks victims suffer while on their property. Some of the more common examples of assaults include:

  • Physical assault suffered by a patron of a hotel
  • Rape of a patron of a nightclub in the club’s restroom
  • Assault of a shopper while at a grocery store’s parking lot
  • Assault of an apartment complex visitor while walking through a parking garage
  • Sexual or physical assault of a client on the premises of a company
  • Sexual or physical assault at someone else???s residence.

In some of these cases, it can be proven that the owners and/or managers of the premises acted negligently by failing to provide a reasonably safe environment. For example, owners of a night club might have ???cut corners??? on security personnel, a grocery store might have been lacking security cameras, or a hotel might have had defective door locks. Because many of these locations are open to the public, failure to provide adequate security may have created a dangerous environment ripe for foreseeable criminal activity.

Physical Assault Victims

Violent crime is a real possibility in today???s world and nothing can truly prepare you for the shock of being physically assaulted by another person. Being a victim of battery and assault can change your life forever.

San Jose injury lawyer Geoffrey Nwosu has the knowledge and experience necessary to represent you or a family member after a physical assault or other violent crime. He will aggressively pursue justice on his client???s behalf, fight to assure you obtain the rightful financial compensation you deserve. Nwosu will work with you and the authorities to ensure investigation and prosecution of the offender.

Assault can best be described as an attempt or perceived intention by one person to inflict physical harm upon another person. An assault can take place by the mere threat of causing physical harm. If the driver of a vehicle approaches a pedestrian in an overtly aggressive manner and acts as if he is intentionally going to strike the person on foot, an assault has taken place. Battery occurs when the other part successfully makes physical contact without your consent.

Many assault and battery victims feel that their only recourse in an attack is the successful prosecution of the offender. However, the victim retains the right to sue the offender under Colorado civil law, in order to attempt to recover damages for his injuries, pain and suffering, emotional trauma and even future income lost due to his inability to return to work after the incident.

Additionally, a civil attorney can assist you in ensuring that you are doing what is necessary to be awarded restitution or other victim???s assistance available through the criminal court system.

If you or a family member has been victimized by an assault or battery, contact us today and learn how we can help you fight for justice, and assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional duress. Attorney Nwosu accepts these cases on a contingency fee basis which means he does not charge any fees unless and until he wins your case. Call for your complimentary and confidential consultation today at 408-912-5983. Sexual victim attorney, Geoffrey Nwosu is on your side.

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