Sexual abuse is a crime. In the criminal justice system, the court can require incarceration, restitution, and registration as a sex offender. These consequences penalize the past actions of the perpetrator, but a civil suit can hold offenders and contributing third parties liable for the physical, mental and emotional damage a victim has suffered and will continue to suffer. The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt helps injured parties file civil suits that address their needs. We provide detailed advice and support at every step of the litigation process.
Call our Office in Dallas at 214-503-7300 to learn more about civil litigation as a consequence of sexual abuse. Attorney Merritt consults with victims and other lawyers on cases from across the country. She personally interacts with each of her clients prior to accepting his or her case.
The criminal and civil court processes are separate and distinct. The two systems can work together to provide comprehensive justice for victims. For victims of sexual assault who file civil suits, there are additional remedies and benefits.
Civil actions are usually filed after the related criminal case has been closed, but it may be necessary to file a civil case concurrently. Regardless, it is crucial that Tahira Khan Merritt begin work as soon as possible to ensure that evidence that could prove vital to your civil lawsuit is not lost or that statutes of limitations have not exhausted your legal right to have your day in court.
We take your privacy very seriously. Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation. You can talk to us directly by calling 214-503-7300 or we can communicate anonymously through email.
If you or your loved one has suffered abuse, it is important that you promptly notify law enforcement, then contact our firm. Please schedule your initial confidential consultation at no cost with attorney Tahira Khan Merritt by calling: