Kansas City Rape Victim Attorney
Have you been a victim of rape?
Sexual acts that are not consensual are considered rape. This can include
someone who is not old enough or does not have the mental capacity to
be able to consent to a sexual act. Any nonconsensual sex whether by force,
violence or fear comes under the category of rape.
At Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, we firmly believe that any person
who has been the victim of rape deserves fair treatment within our legal
system and the right to recover from physical and
Understanding What Must Be Done
Rape is a
violent crime that is often vigorously prosecuted by the courts. Actions taken by the
state do not, however, always fully assist a victim to recovery from their
mental and physical trauma. This is where we would like to be of service
to you or a loved one.
Many times, the rape could have been prevented if proper and adequate
security measures and procedures been in place and followed. Sometimes, the perpetrator
of the crime will not be charged or the prosecution will fail to make
their case. A Kansas City personal injury lawyer can fight for your rights
and towards your full recovery.
Protection of Your Rights
There can be many adverse effects of rape beyond the initial act itself.
Frequently, there is additional violence beyond the rape which can cause
catastrophic injuries requiring treatment. Rape can cause a person to leave school or be unable
to hold a job. A sexually transmitted disease can be the unfortunate outcome
of this crime of violence. Some victims have nightmares or are unable
to engage in intimate relationships.
criminal justice system may or may not successfully prosecute the person responsible for the crime,
but an experienced and caring attorney can work towards seeing that you
are properly compensated for what you have experienced.
The perpetrator may be sued in civil court for their actions and made to
pay. If failure or negligence on the part of a property owner or others
was a contributory factor in the rape, a
civil suit may be filed against them as well. We work diligently towards providing
the means for you being able to recover, both physically and mentally,
and thereby regain your life. Contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney
if you have been the victim of rape and desire just compensation for your
suffering. We stand ready to fight for you, so please do not hesitate to