Sexual Abuse Victims
Sexual abuse can manifest in multiple ways, from molestation to rape, and each form can cause psychological and physical damage to an individual. If you or a loved one was a victim of sexual abuse in Boulder, Colorado, you have rights by law to hold another party accountable for their wrongful actions against you.
Our legal team at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, helps sexual abuse victims build cases to have their stories heard. We aim to fight on your behalf so that you can begin your recovery.Our Legal Team Handles Sexual Abuse Cases to Help Victims Fight for Justice
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we believe our clients who tell us they have endured abuse, and we want to help them hold other parties accountable. We can help you file a civil action claim or lawsuit and demand compensation for your damages.
We help clients who have been victims of:
- Sexual abuse, including sexual abuse of a child
- Sexual abuse involving a church or religious institution
- Sexual abuse involving a teacher or educational institution
We can manage your sexual abuse case for you
It can be mentally exhausting for sexual abuse victims to prepare their cases, as it often involves reliving painful events and processing trauma. You do not have to go through this legal journey on your own. Our legal team wants to help you, and we can manage many—if not all—legal tasks on your behalf.
As you work with us, we will:
- Investigate the facts of your case, including whether other parties knew about or should have known about your abuse
- Collect evidence that shows the abuse you experienced and the damages it caused
- Make statements on your behalf when other parties reach out to hear your claims
- Prepare and submit paperwork on your behalf
- Serve as your legal representative in court
- Negotiate a settlement if possible
- Calculate the cost of your damages
Sexual abuse is a form of trauma, affecting a person in multiple aspects of their life. When you suffer damages from your abuse, we can help you recover financial compensation through a legal claim or lawsuit.
Our team will assess what kind of compensatory damages you qualify for, which might include:
Medical expenses can include emergency treatment costs, rape kit diagnostics and lab tests, surgical procedures, and other medical services. You can also recover compensation for the treatment costs you may have later in life.
Loss of income
If you missed work because of sexual abuse-related injuries or to cope with your abuse, we could help you seek compensation for the wages you lost. We can also seek compensation for the income loss you expect in the future.
Pain and suffering
This category of damages applies to the physical and emotional pain you experienced during and after your abuse. You may receive compensation for the trauma caused by your abuse, including costs for psychiatric treatment for diagnosed mental illnesses you developed.
Our team may suggest other forms of damages if they apply to your case.Do not wait to file your sexual abuse lawsuit
The statutes of limitations affecting civil sexual assault claims have recently been a topic of consideration by the Colorado General Assembly and may well have changed by the time we published this article.
To determine whether your claim in Boulder is still viable will require us to listen to you and understand the facts and circumstances specific to your case. For example, how old was the victim, was it a one-time event or an ongoing pattern of abuse, and who is the perpetrator—was it a person in a position of trust, for example?
We invite you to confidentially speak with our law firm to see how much time you have to file. We can review your case and help you take steps to file it on time.What is Sexual Abuse?
Many victims of sexual abuse often question whether their experience qualifies as abuse or assault, especially if they worry outsiders will question whether they gave consent. While people can have personal definitions, Colorado law sets definitions for different types of sex crimes.
CO Rev Stat § 18-3-402 defines sexual assault as “sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim.”
Unlawful sexual contact
Sexual abuse can also involve molestation, which Colorado law refers to as “unlawful sexual contact.” CO Rev Stat § 18-3-404 notes that as long as the victim did not consent or was incapable of consenting (as in the case of underage or impaired individuals), unwanted sexual touching may be considered unlawful.
Sexual assault on a child
CO Rev Stat § 18-3-405 notes that the following needs to apply for a person to be charged with sexual assault on a child:
- The victim is or was younger than 15 years of age.
- The alleged offender is at least four years older than the victim.
- The action was sexual.
Being a victim of sexual abuse can affect you on a grand scale, both physically and mentally. Our team of sexual abuse attorneys at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, wants to help you fight for the justice you deserve and hold the perpetrator accountable for their wrongful actions.
Call our team at (303) 543-1000 for a free consultation about your case today. We can assign a sexual abuse lawyer from our team in Boulder to start working on your case right away.