Agresión sexual y física

Dando voz a la injusticia, la ira y el dolor que sufren las víctimas.

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Las víctimas de agresión sexual o física sufren una amplia gama de lesiones físicas y emocionales graves que, lamentablemente, pueden durar toda la vida. Es cierto que la ley en Massachusetts no puede deshacer el daño causado por tales agresiones, pero sí les da a las víctimas maneras significativas no sólo de obtener una compensación , sino también de responsabilizar a los responsables por el daño causado.

Los abogados de lesiones personales de SUGARMAN han representado por años a víctimas de agresiones sexuales y físicas en una amplia gama de situaciones que en muchos aspectos han estado a la vanguardia del derecho de responsabilidad civil extracontractual.  Estos casos han traído a las víctimas la compensación monetaria a la que tienen derecho en virtud de la ley, además de expresar la injusticia, la ira y el dolor que sufren las víctimas en el contexto de una demanda civil procesada y controlada por ellas.

Las víctimas de agresiones a menudo son victimizadas no sólo por el agresor, sino también por la negligencia de quienes lo emplean o lo controlan. En otras palabras, aunque sólo haya un agresor, hay una serie de personas y entidades responsables que, con un trabajo legal cuidadoso y agresivo, pueden ser consideradas responsables por el daño causado por el agresor. Los abogados de SUGARMAN pertenecen a una clase de abogados que han manejado estos casos con regularidad y éxito.

Cases involving sexual assault on a minor child represent one type of case that SUGARMAN's lawyers have frequently handled. For example, when a school bus driver raped a special needs student instead of taking her to school, SUGARMAN lawyers successfully pursued a claim against the school bus company. In another case, our lawyers were able to obtain damages from a hotel and security service company where a security guard sexually assaulted a minor hotel guest. In these cases and others, our lawyers were able to hold both the employer of the perpetrator and the perpetrator responsible, overcoming the traditional Massachusetts rule that an employer is not responsible for the intentional misconduct by an employee.

SUGARMAN's lawyers also regularly represent adults who have suffered injuries as a result of sexual or physical assault. Cases our lawyers have handled involve landlords, property owners, hotels, security companies and others providing inadequate security leading to a sexual or other violent crime. Assaults and other inappropriate touching by medical providers represent another category of cases in which SUGARMAN attorneys have recovered for injuries caused by such egregious breaches of proper care and trust.


SUGARMAN's experience has also borne witness to the fact that even our seniors are not safe from being injured by sexual and physical assailants. We have represented nursing home residents who have been victims of sexual and physical assault, and as with our cases involving assaults on minors, have been successful in holding nursing home employers accountable for wrongful and intentional acts committed on residents by nursing home employees. Our personal injury lawyers also recognize the risk of sexual assault by other caretakers for seniors, and are familiar with the issues in holding a staffing agency or other caretaker employer accountable for damages for a sexual or physical assault.

SUGARMAN lawyers know that the damages done by assaults of this nature are profound, yet difficult to quantify or describe. We are versed in the full range of emotional and mental injuries that frequently accompany a sexual or other assault. Our lawyers have the experience and resources to fully present these injuries by developing the evidence and using expert consultation and testimony. Just as important, we represent victims of sexual assault having regard for the particular and special mental and emotional issues which sexual assault brings upon these victims.