Sexual assault and abuse are horrific crimes that can have long-lasting traumatic impacts on those who suffer them. Whether it occurs in the workplace or elsewhere, if you or someone you know experiences sexual abuse or assault, you should immediately seek the support of an experienced law firm.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is experienced in providing legal advice to victims of sexual assault near Dearborn. Our Sexual Abuse & Assault Injury Lawyers in Dearborn can offer you a safe space to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.
There are two types of lawsuits that may be filed for cases of sexual abuse and assault. Civil lawsuits occur when the victim wants to seek damages for the pain and suffering they’ve experienced because of the abuser.
A criminal sexual abuse lawsuit is brought against the abuser by the state of Michigan rather than by the victim. Criminal cases can result in jail time for the accused, whereas a civil claim only seeks to compensate the victim.
For both types of claims, you will benefit from working with a sexual abuse lawyer you can trust.
Unfortunately, one recent case brought to light in 2020 hit too close to home at the University of Michigan. A formal complaint was filed against the late University physician, Dr. Robert E. Anderson, in 2018 regarding unwanted sexual advances during an appointment in the 1970s. As more victims of sexual abuse at Anderson’s hands came forward, the University issued a formal apology earlier this year, but no charges can be pursued. The primary suspect is deceased, and the statute of limitations for Michigan, has long since past.
That’s why even though it can be challenging to come forward and tell your story, it’s vital to pursue sexual abuse and assault allegations promptly to stay within the statute of limitations in the state of Michigan.
Personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. are proud to serve Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and the rest of the Michigan area. Capable of handling medical malpractice and other personal injury cases, our well-informed team can make you more comfortable when dealing with a sexual conduct case.
Senior partner Eileen Kroll is also a registered nurse with extensive medical and legal knowledge to strengthen your case. For a free consultation, contact our offices in Flint or Detroit at 866-MICH-LAW. You can also fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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