Brooklyn Rape Crime Attorney
Rape is a brutal and hate-driven crime that devastates the lives of thousands of victims each year. The Brooklyn rape crime attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm provide legal help to victims of rape and other sexual crimes when negligence or carelessness of another is the cause. We fight for our clients’ rights and work to win settlements and verdicts that help them get on with their lives.
Few crimes leave a victim as devastated emotionally—and often physically—as rape. The victim may experience serious mental anguish over such a traumatic event. And while rape cases are somewhat on the decline nationwide, they are still all too common. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2009 88,097 forcible rapes were reported. Many more went unreported because the victim felt afraid or ashamed.
Often rapes occur when the victim’s living quarters does not have adequate safety in place. For instance, a security guard at a housing complex may fall asleep or leave the job, or the landlord may not have repaired a broken light in a common area. Broken windows or locks, security gates that are in disrepair—the list goes on for the situations in which a Brooklyn rape crime attorney may argue that the landlord or building manager is liable due to negligence.
Vulnerable Individuals and Sex Crimes
Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to sexual abuse and rape. Predators often seek them out as easy prey. A child may suffer ongoing sexual abuse without ever telling anyone; worse yet, often the rapist is a relative or close friend or the family. Your Brooklyn rape crime attorney understands the emotional pain and turmoil victims suffer, and provides sensitive and supportive legal representation. We will even visit you at your home, job, or hospital room if this proves more comfortable for you.
We at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have a record of success in helping clients who fall prey to rape crimes. In one case our lawyers we were able to negotiate a $2.5 million settlement for a client whose child was raped in a Bronx apartment building where inadequate security was in place. In another instance, we helped a rape victim gain $800,000 in compensation by proving that a broken door lock allowed entry of the perpetrator.
If you or a loved one has been raped, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at Work4YouLaw.com