Sexual Abuse, Assault, Rape and Molestation Injury Lawyer
Morgantown Attorney Representing Sexual Violence Victims Throughout WV
The Law Firm You Can Trust
The effects of sexual abuse/assault on a victim can vary greatly; however, in all cases, the abuse survivor is entitled to pursue civil justice against the predator. Sexual abuse and violence can include rape, incest, child molestation, sexual assault, and any other type of unwanted and/or non-consensual sexual contact. If you or a loved one have been injured in a sexual attack, contact Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law L.C. Immediately. Since 1952, we have fought to protect the rights of the injured throughout all of West Virginia.
Legal Representation for Sexual Assault Victims
At least 1/3 of sexual abuse survivors attempt suicide – and every 73 seconds, a United States citizen is sexually assaulted*. 44% of the victims are under the age of 18. The experience of having one’s body autonomy and integrity violated often results in a wide range of terrible, lasting effects on the survivor’s physical, psychological, emotional, and behavioral health. You have a continuous, ongoing legal right to control who you allow to use your body, for what, and for how long – and to absolutely deny any other individual access to your body at any time. If you or a family member has experienced serious injury as a result of being violated in a sexual manner, it is critical to seek immediate medical attention – and legal representation.
Financial Compensation for Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors
In addition to the risk of suicide, the effects of sexual abuse can be utterly devastating on every aspect of the victim’s life. These effects may include feelings of shame and guilt, difficulty with issues of trust, setting boundaries, isolation, accurately judging safe/unsafe situations, and emotional, physical, and cognitive damage, pain, panic attacks, excessive fear, anxiety, depression, and inability to form or maintain relationships of all types. Medical treatment for these extensive issues is typically quite expensive, but essential. Our attorneys offer proven representation to assist sexual violence victims secure the compensation needed to cover medical attention, psychiatric care, financial losses, and emotional pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages as allowed by law.
Our Morgantown, WV Sexual Abuse Civil Trial Lawyers Fight for You
Angotti & Straface represents individuals in highly sensitive sex abuse civil lawsuits in Parkersburg, Huntington, Charleston, Wheeling, Morgantown, and throughout all of West Virginia. Since 1952, we have provided compassionate, effective legal representation for survivors of sexual violence. Due to strict statutes of limitation, it is important to contact our legal team right away. We fight for the full financial compensation our clients deserve. Contact Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law for a free initial consultation: (304) 292-4381.
*Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2018 (2019). Note: Statistics provided by RAINN. RAINN applies a 5-year rolling average to adjust for changes in the year-to-year NCVS survey data.