Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys 825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 615 Minneapolis, MN 55402 personal injury and car accident lawyer in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Standing Up For Victims

Get a Free Consultation
Minneapolis Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Were you or a loved one the victim of sexual assault or abuse in Minneapolis, MN? An experienced Minneapolis sexual abuse lawyer at Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve. Call us at (800) 292-1979. for legal help today.

You may be able to hold your abuser liable for your financial losses, pain, and suffering related to the abuse but also you could be entitled to compensation from other parties whose negligence permitted the abuse to occur. 

Our lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury cases. We are considered state leaders in handling sexual abuse cases. We’ll put all our skills and resources into holding your abuser legally and financially accountable. The criminal justice system isn’t your only option for getting justice.

Contact our law offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to schedule a free, confidential consultation

How Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help With A Sexual Abuse Case in Minneapolis

How Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help With A Sexual Abuse Case in Minneapolis

Sexual abuse is an unspeakable crime that can cause permanent psychological harm to survivors. You deserve full justice. That means more than just criminal justice.

An experienced Minneapolis personal injury lawyer can help you fight to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys has extensive experience representing sexual abuse survivors in claims against their abusers. We also represent survivors in cases against organizations that allowed the abuse to occur.

We’ve shown ourselves to be state leaders in such cases, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. 

When you hire Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys to handle your case, we will:

  • Explain your rights and options for holding your abusers and other parties liable
  • Investigate your case to gather evidence and identify liable parties
  • Calculate your damages related to the incident
  • Protect you from organizations or attorneys that would blame you or try to discredit your account of the abuse
  • Work with experts to strengthen your case if necessary
  • Handle all communications and negotiations on your behalf

Taking legal action after sexual abuse may seem traumatic. Our Minneapolis personal injury lawyers will be with you every step of the way as you pursue justice, healing, and closure. Contact us today in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to schedule a free initial consultation.

We Handle All Types of Sexual Abuse Cases

Unfortunately, sexual abuse can take many different forms and occur in many different contexts. The sexual abuse lawyers at Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys treat every case with the highest level of confidentiality and sensitivity. We will listen to you, believe you, and treat your claim with the respect and seriousness it deserves. 

The lawyers at Hall Law are state leaders in representing survivors & victims of sexual abuse.

Case Results

Representing survivors of sexual abuse is one of the firm’s primary areas of focus. Hall Law has a team of experienced lawyers, dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse.

The team’s success in sexual abuse cases is demonstrated by a long-standing track record of success. Sample results in sex abuse cases follow:

  • $10,530,000.00 Sexual Abuse Verdict

    Stearns County, MN, March 2011, C.A.H. v Holden (73-CV-09-710 8)

  • $7,000,000.00 Sexual Abuse Judgment

    Minneapolis, MN, July 2013, J.L.B. v Cook (27-CV-12-15032)

  • $4,000,000.00 Sexual Abuse Verdict

    Minneapolis, MN, August 2017, W.J.A. v Johnson (27-CV-16-5306)

  • $3,000,000.00 Sexual Abuse Judgment

    Minneapolis, MN, January 2014,  J.J.K., v. Sullivan (27-CV-12-5669)

  • $3,000,000.00 Sexual Abuse Judgment

    Minneapolis, MN, MN, January 2014, H.M.T. v. Sullivan (27-CV-12-5669)

  • $1,500,000.00 Sexual Abuse Judgment

    Minneapolis, MN, MN, January 2014, S.L.P. v. Sullivan (27-CV-12-5669)

  • $2,000,000.00 Sexual Abuse Judgment

    Carlton County, MN, March 2010, C.L.H.  v Holden (09-CV-09-1540)

  • $2,000,000.00 Sexual Abuse Judgment

    Carlton County, MN, March 2010, M.E.H. v Holden (09-CV-09-1540)

  • $700,000.00 Settlement

    Washington County, MN March 2021, Jane Doe 1 v. Lindeman; (82-CV-20-1512)

Sexual Abuse Case Types

The firm’s sexual abuse case types include:

  • Child Sexual Abuse

    An adult’s touching of a child in a sexual manner is criminal sexual conduct, and the victim of such abuse can be entitled to compensation for the terrible harm that can result from such conduct.

  • Sexual Abuse in Therapy

    Sexual contact by a therapist or other mental health practitioners. When a therapist engages in sexual contact with their patient, that sexual contact is a felony in the state of Minnesota.
    The patient’s apparent consent to the contact does not excuse the wrongdoing of the therapist or relieve the therapist of legal responsibility. Not only is this kind of sexual contact by a therapist a criminal offense, it is also malpractice for a mental health provider to allow such conduct to occur.

  • Sexual Abuse in Schools and Youth Sports

    Sexual abuse of a minor by a teacher, coach or other adult. Obviously, such conduct is criminal behavior and the victims of such behavior are entitled to compensation from any school or organization whose negligence caused such abuse to occur.

  • Sexual Abuse by Clergy

    Sexual contact by someone in the clergy or priesthood. When a member of the clergy engages in sexual contact with a child, or any adult church member, or any person seeking spiritual or religious guidance, such conduct can be criminal sexual abuse. A victim’s apparent consent to the contact does not excuse the wrongdoing of the priest or clergy-member.

  • Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts

    The pervasive problem of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts is well-documented. The law allows victims of such abuse to hold accountable anyone who allowed the sexual abuse to occur.

  • Sexual Contact during Massage

    Nonconsensual sexual contact of a person’s intimate parts during a massage session is criminal sexual contact, and the victim of such abuse can be entitled to civil compensation.

Our lawyers know the devastation that sexual abuse can cause for a victim and their families. Victims often struggle with life-long mental health issues.

We understand the state laws on sexual abuse and know how to help you get fair compensation and justice. Although a verdict or settlement might not erase the harm you’ve experienced, it can help provide closure and healing. 

Overview of the Laws on Sexual Assault in Minnesota

Minnesota has criminal sexual conduct laws that impose prison time, fines, and sex offender registration requirements for individuals found guilty of sexual assault or abuse. If your attacker is found guilty of criminal sexual conduct charges, you’ll no doubt feel a sense of justice. However, you can hold them (and other parties responsible for the assault) further accountable with a personal injury suit.

Sexual abuse and assault are considered intentional torts. Therefore, you can pursue compensation from your attacker and recover money for your medical bills and other damages. You may also be able to hold other parties accountable (such as your abuser’s employer) if their negligence allowed the attack to occur. 

Our sexual abuse lawyers in Minneapolis can help you understand your rights and options. Contact us today to get experienced legal advice.

What Is My Minneapolis Sexual Abuse Case Worth?

It’s impossible to know the exact value of your case without analyzing the facts. Sexual abuse survivors often have extensive pain and suffering damages, which can be hard to calculate. However, there are several factors that will influence your case’s worth.

Your case’s value will likely be based on

  • The nature of the assault
  • The severity of your injuries 
  • The extent of your medical expenses
  • Whether you lost wages/income while you recovered from the incident
  • The pain and suffering you’ve experienced after the abuse
  • Whether other parties besides your attacker can be held liable for the assault

The best way to determine the compensation you could receive from your case is to contact an experienced injury law firm. Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help you evaluate all your damages. We can even bring in financial, medical, and/or mental health experts to help us evaluate your case.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Sexual Assault?

Survivors of sexual assault are typically entitled to two forms of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Under Minnesota personal injury laws, you may be eligible to receive money for the following:

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Counseling, therapy, and related treatments
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety, depression, and emotional distress
  • PTSD
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement 
  • Loss of fertility
  • Loss of consortium

Our sexual abuse attorneys in Minneapolis may also be able to help you pursue punitive damages to punish your attacker for intentional wrongdoing. Contact us today to get started on your case.

How Do I Prove Liability After a Sexual Assault in Minnesota? 

You can hold your attacker liable for your sexual abuse in both civil and criminal court. In criminal court, prosecutors and law enforcement will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting your abuser. The state will have to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt before the defendant can be held liable for the assault. This is the highest standard of proof in the law.

In personal injury suits, which are handled in civil court, your injury lawyer will be responsible for investigating and proving your case. Fortunately, the standard of proof in civil court is much lower than in criminal court. Your lawyer must prove your case by a preponderance of evidence. In other words, your attorney must show it is “more likely than not” that the defendant sexually assaulted you. 

Your lawyer will use various forms of evidence to prove liability, including medical records, video/surveillance footage, photographs, cell phone records, eyewitness testimony, and expert testimony.

Third-party Claims

You may have a cause of action against a third party whose negligence allowed the abuse to occur.

Vicarious Liability 

Employers can sometimes be held liable for the acts of employees that occur during the course of employment. This concept is known as vicarious liability.

If your abuser used their position to sexually abuse you, their employer may be financially liable — especially if the employer overlooked a history of misconduct by your abuser. Employers that have been implicated in sexual abuse cases include:

  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • The Roman Catholic Church and other religious organizations
  • USA Gymnastics
  • Colleges and universities 
  • K-12 schools and daycares
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals

Our sexual abuse lawyers can help you identify whether another party might be vicariously liable for the abuse you experienced.

Premises Liability

Premises liability law offers another avenue to hold third parties liable for sexual abuse. Property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, guests, and invitees. Sometimes, this duty requires the property owner to have adequate security measures to protect individuals on their property, especially if the property is located in an area with a history of criminal activity.

Examples of adequate security might include: 

  • Hiring security guards
  • Installing locks on doors and windows
  • Installing fences and gates
  • Installing security cameras
  • Providing adequate lighting in parking lots and other areas

If your assault happened due to negligent security, you may be able to hold the business or property owner liable for your injuries.

How Long Do I Have To File a Sexual Assault Claim in Minnesota?

Under Minnesota Statutes 541.073, you must initiate a sexual abuse lawsuit within a specific time frame. The deadline will depend on the circumstances of your case.

It’s best to contact an experienced lawyer to determine the exact deadlines in your case. Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help you understand all the laws that will apply to your case. 

Contact a Minneapolis Sexual Assault Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Do not hesitate to contact an attorney for help with your sexual abuse or assault case. You may feel that you don’t want to reopen the wound by going through a personal injury suit. However, Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys will take care of all the legal aspects of your case.

Our Minneapolis sexual abuse lawyers will treat you with compassion and respect throughout your claim. We will protect your rights and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Let us help you achieve justice. Contact us today to schedule a free initial case review with a member of our legal team.

Call Now Button