Personal Injury Law

Sexual Assault and Battery

Sexual Assault and Battery

Have you been subjected to a sexual assault?

What is sexual assault? Sexual assault involves offensive sexual contact with another person who does not consent. Given how personally damaging a sexual attack is, it is incredibly important that your attorney understand the complexity and resulting emotional impact to adequately represent you throughout the process of seeking justice under the law. Despite the powerful revelations the #MeToo movement has brought to light about a victim’s power to confront their abuser, there is still psychological and physical trauma involved in the process of surviving an attack, as well as holding the assailant accountable at law. The nature of the act, the relationship to the offender, and the circumstances of an assault can all take a serious emotional toll and have a lifelong impact upon a survivor.

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What types of damages can I seek?

For your peace of mind, hiring an attorney that has significant experience in this area of sexual assault and battery can bring a sense of relief throughout the process of seeking justice and beyond. For decades, Florin|Roebig has represented victims of sexual assault. Florin|Roebig has also obtained confidential and Courtroom results in numerous cases for clients who have suffered sexual assault, inappropriate sexual touching, and battery. We understand that survivors do not all process their experience in the same way and that no two cases, or clients, are ever the same. Florin|Roebig treats information relating to our cases involving sexual assault and battery with the utmost care and sensitivity for the privacy, dignity, and confidentiality of our clients. This can include, for example, using pseudonyms such as “Jane Doe” to ensure anonymity for our clients. Further, Florin|Roebig has shown a long-term and serious commitment to seeking justice for victims of sexual attacks by successfully pursuing and obtaining punitive damages against those responsible.

Attorneys Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig have won landmark verdicts seeking justice for victims of sexual assault, inappropriate sexual touching, and battery. Our $47.4 million jury trial verdict was obtained on behalf of our client sexually touched by a massage therapist during her visit to a day spa. Other notable past cases in this area involve the sexual harassment and sexual touching of employees committed in businesses and workplaces.

Workplace Discrimination

In the workplace, it is possible for an incidence of sexual battery and sexual touching to occur as part of a more significant pattern of illegal sexual harassment affecting a person’s employment. Sexual harassment is an unlawful form of discrimination and includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual gestures, comments, texts, or emails and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Cases of sexual harassment in the workplace are governed by Federal and Florida state laws that forbid this kind of unwanted misbehavior. For more information on workplace sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, you can also visit our section on Employee Rights.

Title IX and Campus Sexual Violence

Title IX is a Federal Civil Rights law that protects students who participate in federally-funded educational programs and activities from gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault, and sexual battery. Title IX has been notably applied in cases involving allegations of sexual violence against students in schools receiving federal funds. The Supreme Court has cited Title IX in decisions declaring a victim’s right to an education which is free from discrimination, as well as the existing duty of educational institutions to actively and effectively respond to reported incidences of sexual aggression, including sexual violence.

Looking Forward

Filing a civil lawsuit is an appropriate course of action that victims can, and often do, pursue to remedy the harms they have suffered and protect others from the offender. Although it may not be easy, stepping forward to sue a perpetrator may increase the prospects for healing and recovery while deterring future acts like this. Civil suits against perpetrators of sexual abuse can be brought under the legal claims of assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional stress. In some cases, third parties have been found to be liable for their negligence in allowing this behavior to happen based on a lack of security protocol or inadequate hiring and/or employee retention policies.

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Consider Florin|Roebig as your sexual assault attorney.

Victims of sexual assault and/or sexual battery should act quickly to protect their rights. Talking with an attorney can help to determine what protections are available to you. Anyone who believes they have been a victim of sexual harassment or sexual aggression should act quickly to protect their rights.

Florin|Roebig has the resources and experience gained from years of successfully representing victims of sexual assault, battery, and aggression to help you through this process with empathy, understanding, and care.

Since 2010, Florin|Roebig has been selected as one of the “Best Law Firms in America” by “US News and World Report” and “Best Lawyers in America.” The Editorial Board of The National Law Journal named Florin|Roebig as one of only 50 plaintiff’s civil trial firms nationwide to its “Elite Trial Lawyers” list (2015).

Call Florin|Roebig, (800) 226-6581 to discuss your sexual assault and battery case or submit a form online to receive free case evaluation below.

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