Sexual misconduct can refer to a wide range of inappropriate or unlawful actions of a sexual nature. From unwanted touching in the workplace to child sexual abuse, sexual misconduct takes many forms in Maryland. Many victims do not realize they may have grounds to file civil lawsuits against their perpetrators. A lawyer can help.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual misconduct in Baltimore, contact the attorneys at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy for a free consultation. We understand the intricacies of sexual assault and harassment cases, and may be able to assist you with your case. You could qualify for financial recovery based on the facts of your situation.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has a long history of successfully resolving complex personal injury and criminal cases in Maryland. Our trial attorneys have achieved outstanding results in and out of the courtroom for clients. Clients choose us for many reasons, including:
Our sexual misconduct lawyers have extensive knowledge and they work hard to support victims of sexual misconduct in schools, the workplace, and the healthcare industry.
Sexual misconduct is a complex area of law. Cases often involve challenges such as delayed reporting, lost evidence, and lack of eyewitnesses. You can tackle these roadblocks with help from an attorney. Hiring a lawyer can put you on an equal footing with an insurance company during the claims process, making sure no one takes advantage of you. While you have peace of mind, your attorney will take care of the complicated legal processes on your behalf.
Sexual misconduct can encompass sexual harassment, mistreatment, abuse, molestation, assault, rape, and indecent exposure. It can refer to inappropriate physical contact, as well as verbal misconduct. In general, the sexual misconduct must have caused some kind of injury or emotional damage for the victim to have grounds for a civil claim. Examples include personal injuries, job termination, or psychological damage.
Liability refers to someone’s legal accountability for his/her actions. The liable party in a personal injury claim is the one who will have to pay damages to victims. Determining the liable party in your sexual misconduct case is one of the first steps toward obtaining compensation. You cannot file your claim in Baltimore until you identify the defendant. Hiring a lawyer to investigate your case can help you with this task. The liable party may include:
Who is legally at fault for your damages will depend upon the situation and there could be multiple defendants. For example, you could hold the perpetrator liable for his/her sexual misconduct against you, but the perpetrator’s employer may also share liability for failing to take action when you previously reported your assailant for inappropriate sexual touching. A lawyer can help you determine the potentially liable party or parties in your case.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has extensive trial experience. We are not afraid to go up against employers, insurance companies, and major corporations on behalf of our clients. Although many sexual misconduct cases conclude without needing a trial, our lawyers can and will take your case to court if necessary for full compensation. We can add power to your case, sending the message to insurance companies that you are serious about protecting your rights. If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct in any setting, contact us. Call (410) 951-8744 today to schedule a free consultation.