Longmont, Colorado Sexual Assault Victims' Lawyers
Sexual assault statistics in the United States and Colorado are truly astounding. For example, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 1 in 6 women will be the victim of a completed or attempted sexual assault in their lifetimes. More stunningly, each year over 60,000 children become victims of sexual assault. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Longmont sexual assault victims’ lawyers understand the impacts of sexual assault can be life-changing and last a lifetime. Whether sexual assault happened in a school setting, a nursing home, at home, in the workplace, or in a public place, our lawyers can help you hold the wrongdoer accountable and obtain financial compensation through Colorado’s civil justice system. If you, your child, or a parent or grandparent has been the victim of sexual assault, we invite you to call our office for a free consultation at 303-543-1000. Our Longmont sexual assault victims’ attorneys will give you a safe place, and the time you need, to tell us your story.Harms and Losses in Colorado Sexual Assault Cases
Unlike the criminal justice system, the civil justice system in Colorado is based on financially compensating victims of intentional, reckless, careless, and negligent acts by other people, businesses, or government entities. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Longmont sexual assault victims’ lawyers have decades of collective experience in Colorado’s courtrooms and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients who have been victims of a wide range of unacceptable behavior.
The amount of money that can be recovered in a sex assault case in Colorado depends on the unique circumstances of each case including the nature of the sexual assault and who was involved, among other things. Generally speaking, a knowledgeable Longmont sexual assault victims’ attorney can help a victim recover for harms and losses ranging from past and future medical bills, including counseling, past and future emotional distress including pain and suffering, as well as physical and mental impairment, which can include diagnoses of PTSD and other lasting effects of a sexual assault. A rape victim may also be able to recover punitive damages in certain cases.Sexual Assault Can Happen Anywhere
According to RAINN, 7 in 10 sexual assaults are committed by a person known to the victim. Given this statistic, it is no surprise that rape can happen anywhere, even in the victim’s own home. One of the hallmarks of certain sexual crimes are that the victim is particularly vulnerable. Often this means alcohol or drugs were involved, or a child is assaulted in an after-school setting by a teacher or coach. It can also mean that marginalized populations such as Spanish-speaking immigrants (particularly illegal immigrants) can be targeted by perpetrators. Additionally, as Colorado’s population ages, instances of rape or sexual abuse to our elders also are on the rise both in the nursing home environment as well as at home by home-health care providers.The Importance of Confidentiality
If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual assault, our Longmont sexual assault victims’ lawyers can help you find your voice regardless of the circumstance of your sexual assault, regardless of your immigration status, and regardless of your ability to speak English. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, every single potential client who comes to us with their story is protected by the attorney-client privilege – even if we do not end up taking your case. This means that we will keep your story confidential and will not share it until you are ready to do so. If you speak another language besides English, our Longmont rape victims’ attorneys have the resources to retain the interpreter or translator so that you can tell your story in a way that is most comfortable to you. Our office has access to several resources to help you get the help you need, whether it is help contacting law enforcement, a counselor, or a rape-crisis network. We view ourselves as part of your team, and we want to help you on your road to recovery.Sexual Assault Lawyers Advocating for Victims Rights
When a sexual assault happens, we understand that the criminal and civil justice systems in Colorado can be extremely intimidating and sometimes confusing. Having an experienced attorney by your side to help explain to you what is going on every step of the way can reduce your stress and help you feel more confident as you navigate the legal process. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers can be with you at your court dates and in appearances when you might encounter your perpetrator. This includes any criminal cases as well as pursuit of your civil claim. Once we decide we will take your case, our lawyers are committed to being your advocates as you embark on what might be the most difficult journey of your life.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual assault, we invite you to call our Longmont sex assault victims’ attorneys today at 303-543-1000 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.