Sexual assault can be a very traumatic experience and different people deal with it in different ways. Talking about such intimate subjects as sexual assault or abuse is uncomfortable. Some people find new strength to heal by bringing the truth to light. Some make the decision to refrain from discussing the issue with anyone other than perhaps a few very close friends or medical providers. Others gain strength from talking about it, even publicly.
Regardless of their perspective, survivors of sexual assault may pursue civil claims, seeking reimbursement for the cost of their medical treatment, as well as for the toll the abuse has taken on their lives. Although lawsuits are publicly filed, steps can be taken to keep the survivor’s identity hidden from public view.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual assault or abuse and would like to know your options, contact a member of our dedicated team of sexual abuse lawyers. We will be happy to answer your questions about filing for “Doe” status and to advise you about your options.
For a confidential consultation, contact Murphy & Landon at 302-472-8100 or call us toll free at 866-939-8100.