Civil Lawsuits for Assault of the Intellectually Impaired
Experienced, Utah sexual abuse lawyer explains the law and your rights
Dealing with an assault involving an intellectually impaired person can be a traumatic experience. This is especially true if a loved one with a mental disability was sexually abused or assaulted. Knowing what to do in such cases – or knowing what your rights are – might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk with a Utah abuse lawyer familiar with sexual abuse and assault cases in Utah.
For more than three decades, the Andrus Law Firm in Salt Lake City has been helping people deal with complex cases. Salt Lake City sexual abuse attorney Randy M. Andrus and his legal team – including his wife, Cynthia – know Utah’s laws and thoroughly understand how the legal system works in our state. That’s why so many people trust us to help them when they need us most.
Civil lawsuits involving the assault of the intellectually impaired
Abuse or assault of an intellectually impaired person is a serious crime. One of the ways some people choose to deal with an intellectually impaired person being assaulted is to file a civil lawsuit against the person or business responsible for the abuse.
You can file a civil lawsuit for your assault case in order to obtain financial compensation for any financial loses you or your family may have suffered due to a family member being assaulted. This money also sends a strong message to the person or business who allowed the abuse to happen that such behavior will not be tolerated.
These legal cases can be very complicated for many different reasons, including:
- Person who abused a loved one denies doing so
- Person who was abused cannot recall the abuse
- Person who was abused cannot verbally express what happened
- Business where the abuser was employed has hired an attorney to defend their actions
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your case. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible about all the legal options available to you and your family. We want to help.
Take the first step. Talk privately with a Utah sexual abuse attorney.
Even if your family member was sexually abused or assaulted years ago, you may still be able to take legal action in most cases in Utah.
Your family has enough to deal with on your own. Get the help you need to decide whether you should pursue a civil lawsuit for your assault case. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation with a Salt Lake City sexual assault attorney you can trust. We understand the sensitive nature of such cases. That’s why every conversation you have with attorney Andrus will remain private and confidential. We promise.