Rape & Sexual Assault Victims

Rape & Sexual Assault Victims

While prosecuting the perpetrators of violent crimes like rape and assault is usually a matter for criminal courts, rape and sexual assault victims can also get justice through Colorado personal injury law. The compassionate attorneys and staff at the O’Connell Law Firm, P.C. understand that victims of these crimes have suffered, and they can help victims find justice in Colorado courts. Our combined 40 years of legal experience allow us to hold property owners responsible when they fail to protect visitors to the premises through insufficient security measures.

 

Premises Liability and Assault Cases

 

In personal injury cases, it is the legal duty of a property owner to take all reasonable precautions against criminal activity on the premises. This is especially important in areas where a crime has occurred before and property owners are aware that visitors might be at risk for assault or accidents. According to personal injury laws, property owners are responsible for protecting against dangers that they know are present on the property, and this includes an increased risk of violent crimes.

 

Reasonable security measures include:

 

  • Bright lights
  • Security personnel
  • Gates and locks
  • Surveillance equipment like video cameras

 

If property owners are negligent in providing these security measures when they are aware of an increased risk of rape or assault on the premises, they can be held accountable in a personal injury case.

 

How a Colorado Personal Injury Attorney Helps Sexual Assault Victims

 

Your trusted Colorado personal injury understands that rape and sexual assault victims suffer physical injuries but also psychological damages from their attack. Rape can leave emotional scars that require ongoing treatment. An attorney will fight in the courts to help victims get compensated for all medical expenses, including counseling or ongoing psychological care.

 

A Colorado premises liability attorney will begin helping rape and sexual assault victims find justice by investigating the circumstances that lead to the attack and injury. They will examine all security measures on the property where the crime occurred, looking for negligent security measures on the part of property owners. If there were witnesses or security guards present, an attorney can interview them to better understand what kind of negligence led to the assault. An attorney can also look into the history of crimes that occurred on the premises to prove that the property owner was aware of the risk and didn’t do enough to protect visitors.

 

Your Compassionate and Dedicated Premises Liability Attorneys

 

The attorneys at the O’Connell Law Firm, P.C. will be able to look over the circumstances of your personal injury case and advise you on the best way to proceed. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the nuances of Colorado premises liability law and can make sure that rape and sexual assault victims are compensated for pain and suffering and other damages like medical care or psychological treatment. We have successfully argued many personal injury cases, including premises liability cases involving crimes, negligent security, slip and fall accidents and parking lot injuries.

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