Sexual abuse survivors are awarded millions of dollars every year. This includes damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
The amount of compensation you can receive from sexual abuse depends on a multitude of factors.
To get an accurate estimate, a lawyer can assist in calculating the damages. The attorneys at ASK LLP are ready to review your case through a free consultation at no risk to you.
Call us today at (877) 746-4275.
How Much Compensation Is My Sexual Abuse Claim Worth?
The truth is, there is really no way to tell. There are a multitude of factors that need to be considered. Due to the sensitive nature and how impactful sexual abuse is, it is not uncommon to see claims settle for high amounts.
This is not a guarantee that your case will settle in that amount. However, our lawyers will do everything in their power to get you the best settlement possible for your damages. Sexual abuse can result in permanent and lasting damages. We will do everything we can to ensure that you get a fair settlement.
What Goes into Calculating Damages?
When it comes to assessing your settlement’s value, we need to calculate your economic and non-economic damages.
These damages consist of:
- Lost wages or reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses, therapy expenses, medications, etc.
For economic damages, financial documents such as, receipts or bills are used to calculate the damages. This makes calculating them much easier. You essentially get reimbursed for what you lost due to the sexual abuse. For economic damages, financial documents such as, receipts or bills are used to calculate the damages.
These damages are a little more complex to calculate. Typically, non-economic damages include:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
How exactly do you put a price on pain and suffering? There are many ways to calculate and value these damages. Our attorneys will use a combination of formulas and holistically approach the merits of your non-economic damages to determine their value in your settlement.
Punitive Damages Are Also a Factor for Your Settlement
Punitive damages work differently from economic and non-economic damages. They do not get awarded to reimburse or compensate you. Instead, they act as punishment against the at-fault party. If the sexual abuse is deemed especially egregious, you can potentially get awarded additional money through punitive damages.
Remember, you need to fit the criteria laid out under your state’s laws first before you can seek punitive damages. The lawyers at ASK LLP can help you figure out if your case fits under the law.
Sexual Abuse Results in Expensive Damages
Nothing can be done to undo sexual abuse. Often, even after counseling and therapy, survivors are left to deal with trauma and other lasting impacts of the abuse.
The amount of care you will need varies, but it is often very expensive. Sexual abuse affects every part of one’s life. Even if you can physically repair some of the damages resulting from abuse, you still need to face the negative effects it can have on other dimensions of life for years to come.
Seek Compensation Today
It is important to hold the at-fault party responsible for your sexual abuse accountable and win a settlement that can help you move on with your life. With millions of dollars recovered for our clients, our attorneys will work hard to get you compensated for your damages.
Let us help you get the settlement you deserve. Schedule a confidential, free, no obligation appointment today by calling us at (877) 746-4275.