Sexual Assaults

How The Stritmatter Firm Can Help

While the experience of sexual abuse, harassment, or stalking can result in criminal charges, the criminal prosecution of a perpetrator is not the only legal remedy available to survivors. We have a long history of advocating for the survivors of sexual abuse and harassment in the civil justice system, which includes physical assaults, as well sex-based harassment resulting in a hostile work or learning environment or retaliation.

Over the past several decades, we have recovered many millions of dollars for this area of law. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Depending on the circumstances, claims can be made against any person, institution, employer, or organization directly or indirectly involved with the offense. Examples include:

  • The Abuser
  • Schools
  • Daycare providers
  • Youth clubs
  • Medical providers and facilities
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Landlords
  • Employers
  • Co-workers
  • The State of Washington
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Insurers
  • Family members
  • Accomplices
  • Hotels or motels
  • Restaurants

What Harm Can I Claim?

A civil lawsuit can address many of the harms and injuries that result from sexual abuse and harassment. Examples include:

  • Harm done to your body and personal rights
  • Medical expenses
  • Injury to your reputation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of relationships with your partner, parent, or children
  • Emotional distress and harm
  • Humiliation
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How Do I Know If I Need a Lawyer

If you or your child has been affected by sexual abuse or harassment, please do not hesitate to call us at 206-448-1777 for a free case evaluation. If we can help you, the sooner you can call, the better.

Sexual abuse and harassment often happen in circumstances when the abuser is in a position of authority or trust. Examples include:

  • Foster care and other protective care settings for minors;
  • Residential care facilities, including nursing homes and group homes;
  • Hospitals and medical care facilities;
  • In the workplace;
  • At church or other religious institutions;
  • At school, including private, public, and higher-education schools and sports programs.

A civil lawsuit against a third party is possible when the assault or harassment happened in the workplace, at school, care facility, or other institution based on:

  • Negligent supervision or hiring,
  • The failure to provide adequate security,
  • The failure to adequately protect a young or vulnerable individual or group, or
  • Complicity with the perpetrator.
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