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Sexual Assault Cases Explained
What is sexual assault?
The term “sexual assault” encompasses a wide range of behaviors, including but not limited to sexual touching of a non-consenting person, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. It is a crime that is taken very seriously.
What is a sexual assault lawsuit?
In a sexual assault lawsuit, a victim to seeks compensation for any damages suffered as a result of the attack, such as medical expenses, therapy costs, and pain and suffering.
In Florida, a victim may often sue their attacker for the intentional tort of battery.
In some cases, a sexual assault victim in Florida may also be able to sue third parties, such as an employer, school, business, rideshare company, or organization, for failing to take appropriate action to prevent the sexual assault or for failing to respond appropriately after the attack. These lawsuits can be complex, but are often the most important avenue for relief.
Can sexual assault lawsuits be brought without a police report?
Yes. Sexual assault lawsuits can be brought even where the victim chose not to report the assault to the police. Many victims chose not to report their sexual assaults to the police. In Florida, a sexual assault victim who has chosen not to report their assault to the police may still bring a sexual assault lawsuit.
What is the deadline to bring a sexual assault claim in Florida?
Generally, the statute of limitations for negligence and intentional torts in Florida is four years.
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