Who Are We
The attorneys in Singleton Schreiber’s Sexual Assault practice group have extensive experience litigating sexual assault and abuse cases against large corporations on behalf of injured individuals. Our lawyers have achieved several six-figure and multimillion-dollar results for victims of sexual assault and abuse and have successfully fought international real estate giants and other powerful corporations to gain multimillion dollar settlements and company-wide sexual assault and harassment policy and procedure changes. Our team also has first-hand experience working directly with sexual trauma survivors in the community. We have team members certified to work with trauma survivors.
Who We Help
We help adult and child survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking get justice against perpetrators, institutions, businesses, and corporations. This includes, but is not limited to, reformatory schools and institutions, juvenile and youth camps, boarding schools, residential treatment facilities, religious groups, health and wellness spas, gyms, hospitality and lodging, financial institutions, transportation companies, and other businesses and organizations.
Injuries and Recoverable Damages in Sexual Assault Cases
Victims and survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sex trafficking can recover actual, compensatory, and sometimes punitive damages. Survivors often suffer from physical and/or mental and emotional injuries, including but not limited to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, stress, sadness, fear, suicidal ideation/attempt, physical bodily injuries, nightmares, sleep disturbances, irritability, frustration, self-harm,
avoidance, intrusive thoughts, isolation, emotional dysregulation, social and relationship harm, lifelong triggers, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, identity issues, fatigue, crying spells, and more. Depending on the facts and damages suffered, survivors can receive compensation for their injuries, physical abuse, emotional and psychological abuse and trauma, past and future life care and medical treatment needs, and other hardship caused by the abuse. We work with experts in the field to determine
the extent of each survivor’s damages and to ensure our clients are receiving the treatment, support, and services needed.
Fees and Costs in Sexual Assault, Abuse and Trafficking Cases
Because we take sexual assault cases on a contingency-fee basis, our fee is a percentage of the client’s recovery. Clients do not pay us anything unless and until there is a recovery. Our firm also advances costs in all cases, which enables our clients to get the justice they deserve without having to pay upfront costs associated with litigation and/or trial.
Common Types of Sexual Assault Cases
Our Sexual Assault and Sex Trafficking attorneys handle sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sex-trafficking cases, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Reformatory school sexual abuse and sexual assault;
- Juvenile reformatory school child sexual abuse and sexual assault;
- Boarding school sexual abuse, sexual assault;
- Disciplinary school sexual abuse and sexual assault;
- Residential treatment center sexual abuse and sexual assault;
- Youth camp sexual abuse and sexual assault;
- Child labor camp sexual assault and abuse;
- Child sexual abuse and child sexual assault by employees or agents of organizations or institutions;
- Public and private school abuse;
- Sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault by corporate employees;
- Sex trafficking cases;
- Child sex trafficking cases;
- Sexual assault by agents or employees of businesses;
- Church and religious group sexual assault and sexual abuse cases;
- Clergy sexual abuse cases;
- Wellness spa sexual assault and abuse;
- Entertainment industry sexual assault and abuse;
- Sexual Assault and abuse by Athletic training facilities, coaches, and staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is sex trafficking?
According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, sex trafficking is “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act” Human trafficking occurs when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion against another adult to get that adult to perform acts of commercial sex. Human trafficking involving minors is any commercial sex involving a minor and does NOT need to include force, fraud, or coercion.
- What is labor trafficking?
Labor trafficking involves using force, fraud, or coercion to get someone to provide labor, work, or services. This often coincides with and can include sex trafficking.
- How long do I have to file against my abuser?
Most cases have what is called a “statute of limitations” or a deadline in which to file a lawsuit against their perpetrator. Different types of cases and cases in different states have different statutes of limitations and deadlines. It is important to contact us right away to determine the statute of limitations in your case.
If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to move forward with a sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sex trafficking case, contact our sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking attorneys right away for a free consultation.