Miles City Sexual Abuse Claims Attorney
A victim’s life might be drastically altered as a result of sexual abuse. Anyone who engages in sexual contact with another person without their agreement can be held civilly accountable for damages, including both monetary and non-monetary losses. Sexual abuse is a serious crime, as is any unwanted sexual behavior.
After being sexually assaulted or abused, no one should suffer in silence. Our caring Miles City abuse attorneys at Heenan & Cook, PLLC understand that coming forward can be difficult, but please know that we are here to listen and assist you. We will be there for you every step of the way. We will help you collect documents, physical proof, witnesses, and any other evidence you will need to win your case. We will keep you informed about your case’s progress and fight for the justice you deserve.
Why Hire Heenan & Cook, PLLC for Your Sexual Abuse Claim
Heenan & Cook, PLLC has over 40 years of combined experience in a variety of personal injury practice areas. Our lawyers are concerned about the well-being of each client they serve. In both settlement agreements and trial verdicts, we have a reputation for excellence in the community.
We have decades of expertise negotiating settlements with big insurance companies as well as bringing cases to trial. We work on the basis of a contingency fee, meaning we only charge for our legal services if the client receives a financial reward.
A victim and his or her family may find it difficult to deal with a sexual abuse case on their own. You may get the most out of your lawsuit by hiring a lawyer from Heenan & Cook. Our lawyers will support you throughout your case, and make sure you are always heard.
Why Do You Need a Sexual Abuse Claims Attorney
In Montana, filing an insurance claim for a sexual abuse case might lead to negotiations with an insurance claims adjuster for compensation of medical bills and other damages. Claims adjusters, unfortunately, frequently try to take advantage of claimants. Their purpose is to persuade the claimant to accept the smallest amount of money possible.
Hiring an experienced attorney assures that no one takes advantage of you as a victim of sexual abuse. It also gives you peace of mind during the legal process, knowing that your case is being argued on your side by an attorney with decades of experience.
Not only can an experienced sexual abuse attorney assist you in filing a civil claim, but they may also assist you in reporting your abuse to authorities. This will allow criminal accusations to be filed alongside the civil allegations against the preparator.
Sexual Abuse Claims in Montana
Sexual assault is defined in Montana Code as willfully exposing another person to sexual contact without their consent. Sexual assault, abuse, and molestation cases are taken seriously in Montana.
A first infraction carries a fine of up to $500 and/or a six-month prison sentence. Second-time offenders face fines of up to $1,000 and a year in prison. Third-time offenders face fines of $10,000 and up to five years in jail. If the victim of sexual assault is under the age of 16, and the criminal is at least three years older or causes bodily harm to the minor, the offender may be sentenced to life in prison.
Contact Heenan & Cook, PLLC Today
We are here to help you gain a better grasp of the legal issues that arise in sexual abuse cases, as well as how to address such issues in a cost-effective manner. Our attorneys work closely with each of our clients to ensure that they are properly represented and receive dependable service.
If you have been the victim of sexual abuse and wish to file a claim against the perpetrator, our Miles City sexual abuse claims attorneys at Heenan & Cook, PLLC can help.