It is an unfortunate truth: sexual assault happens too often, and when it does – the life of the survivor is changed forever. Every day feels like a fight JUST to keep moving forward. At times it seems impossible to even think about what happened – let alone talk with others or join a lawsuit.
You are not alone.
Too many women, men, and children have suffered sexual assault, abuse or exploitation; and while every journey is different – every single person who thinks about taking legal action has questions and doubts about whether or not to seek legal assistance.
How can I seek justice without opening old wounds?
Haven’t I been through enough already?
I’m finally in a better place; is it worth bringing all of this back up again?
We encourage you to let yourself take that step forward.
A Case for Women is an organization founded and run by women. We understand what it is to SURVIVE – because we have been there. Now we have devoted ourselves to empowering sexual assault survivors to take legal action. Here’s why:
- Civil legal action is the only way to hold the corporations and institutions that were complicit in abuse and assault accountable. This is because civil lawsuits don’t just put one person in jail – they change the system by hitting the corporation where it hurts: their wallets.
- Change does not happen unless survivors speak up. And every voice matters.
- Time and time again, we have seen that speaking up lifts the shame and fear that is often associated with sexual assault. Remember – the assault was not your fault. But speaking up is something you can do to further your healing and help others.
Your own perspective of the trauma you endured can change by reshaping how you choose to think about it, moving from victim to survivor.
We didn’t come up with this ourselves. Psychology Today put out a great article on the psychological and therapeutic benefits of speaking out and of taking your power back.
The law firms we work with are here to fully support each person they help as they move forward. You won’t be doing this alone. If we’re able to connect you with a firm, they’ll be there with you every step of the way and do the heavy lifting. They also work on contingency, which means they only get paid if they win or settle on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to worry about being able to afford pursuing justice.
We’ve helped thousands of women and men take the next step towards healing and rebuilding their lives through legal action. Each time it’s a personal choice, and we know that sometimes it’s just not a step a person is ready to take. But we hope that if you have the option to move forward, you do.
Please reach out to us today at 866-488-4786 to discuss your experience and look into your legal options.
It’s time to take the power back.