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New York Sexual Abuse or Rape Law Attorney


Rape and sexual assault take an emotional and physical toll on its victims, who often have a very difficult time recovering from this horrible experience. Even when the perpetrator of the crime is caught and criminally brought to justice, victims may not feel whole. This is exactly why the legal system allows the victim to file civil actions against their attacker.

At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, our New York sexual abuse or rape law attorneys provide legal assistance to victims of sexual abuse, assault or rape and try everything we can think of to successfully win our cases so that our clients can move on with their lives.

What Is Rape?

Rape is defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse committed by physical force, threat of injury or other intimidation. If the victim was unable to make a rational decision due to the effects of drugs or alcohol, any sexual acts may be considered “lack of consent.”

An individual may also become the victim of rape in situations where there is a pre-existing relationship between the attacker and the victim. This is often referred to as “date rape.” When an adult participates in sexual activity with a minor under the age of 17, regardless of whether it was consensual or not, the adult may be guilty of statutory rape.

Filing Civil Actions Against a Rape or Sexual Assault Perpetration

sexual-abuse-attorneyIn addition to criminal actions taken by the State, victims of rape and sexual assault may have a right to file civil actions against their attacker. Although this legal route cannot make the pain go away or erase the wrongdoings and suffering caused by the rape or assault, it may provide an avenue for the victim to get the closure, justice and monetary compensation that they need to shut that disturbing chapter in their lives.

Moreover, if the perpetrator of the rape or assault was an employer, the victim may also bring civil action against the institution or organization where they were employed at the time of the attack. Our New York sexual abuse or rape law attorneys can help recover damages if the institution knew or should have known that the victim was vulnerable to abuse, or if appropriate actions were not taken to protect the victim from the ensuing harm.

Time Limits in Filing Sexual Abuse and Rape Cases

The State of New York has enacted certain time limits for filing civil actions against perpetrators of sexual assault or rape. As such, if you or someone you know has been a victim, it is important that you contact us immediately for a free consultation before you are barred by the statute of limitations in filing a claim.
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If you have been the victim of sexual abuse or rape, you should know that the attack was not your fault. If you know someone who has been a victim of sexual abuse or rape, the compassionate New York sexual abuse or rape law attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your civil 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 sexual abuse or rape cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. Our law firm helped to recover $2,500,000 for a girl who was sexually assaulted in a building.

If you have been raped or sexually abused 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 include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.
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Mr.Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg really care about representing people who might otherwise not be represented. They come to your home, if you are unable for whatever reason to meet with them in their office. That is a rare thing in this day and age. They do excellent work and try their utmost to achieve a positive outcome.read more
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