St. Petersburg Sexual Abuse Lawyer

March 17, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

If you or someone you love is facing sexual abuse, you may be overwhelmed. It can also be especially challenging to step forward and seek legal help. Our compassionate team can listen to your story and explain how we can help. 

At Dolman Law Group, our hearts go out to every victim of sexual abuse. If you work with our team, we will make it our sole purpose to seek justice for you. Our St. Petersburg sexual abuse lawyers will offer caring attention to your legal needs while fighting for your case to its resolution. 

We Will Listen to Your Story And Explain Your Options

Many concerns may be going through your mind as you seek legal help for a sexual abuse case. You may wonder if you have grounds to take legal action or if your situation constitutes sexual assault. You may also be concerned about the consequences of taking legal action, among many other questions. 

We want you to know that you can get all of these questions answered through a free and completely confidential phone call with our team. You don't have to hold back from seeking help due to concerns about your case—you can ask everything during a free case review. We will then explain your legal options in clear terms. 

You can seek out our help when:

  • You or a loved one was recently assaulted. 
  • You or a loved one is facing sexual harassment.
  • You are not sure if your case constitutes sexual abuse but believe it may.

Adults and children may face sexual abuse, and both men and women may be survivors of sexual abuse. In all of these situations, you could get help, and you may be able to take action. The responsible party could be held accountable and you could seek compensation for your suffering. 

What Are the Outcomes of a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

Sexual abuse is a horrific attack on a person's body and mind, a fact that no amount of money can ever erase or take away. However, compensation may help to ease the pain of the past and offer you needed compensation for your necessary treatments.

Your compensation could address the following:

  • Expenses incurred for medical care
  • Costs of rehabilitative care, such as counseling
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life
  • The challenges of your pain and suffering 
  • The hardships of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Career losses and missed paychecks
  • Property damage

Every case is unique, and the circumstances listed above may vary from one individual to the next. Our sexual abuse lawyers at Dolman Law Group will identify any potential losses and damages you have suffered. This way, we will fight for you to receive the compensation that best suits your circumstances.

How Can Dolman Law Group Help?

Sexual abuse is a horrible attack on a person, often resulting in physical and psychological trauma. Survivors of this crime deserve justice, and the perpetrators should receive the maximum force of the law. If you are a victim of sexual abuse and looking for legal representation, we can help. 

We will:

  • Investigate your case
  • Build strong evidence to show what happened and who was responsible
  • Communicate will all parties on your behalf
  • Seek a settlement or take your case to trial
  • Inform you of your legal options at every step
  • Stay in close communication with you throughout your case

At Dolman Law Group, our St. Petersburg sexual abuse lawyers offer you the legal support you may need through this time. 

Will I Have to Go to Court?

Many victims may wonder if they have to appear in court for their case. We will explain your options and help guide you through a resolution of your case that feels comfortable for you. 

In some situations, we can seek a resolution for your case without having to go to trial. In these cases, we negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the liable parties' representatives. In other situations, we may recommend that we take your case to trial to present your case before a jury. If we advise this route, we will discuss this with you and ensure that you are well prepared for the process. 

How Much does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

Many people hold back from seeking legal help based on concerns about the cost of paying for a lawyer. However, our team works based on contingency, which means that you don't have to pay any upfront costs to get started on your case. 

With contingency fees, we receive payment only after a successful resolution of your case. Our fees come as a portion of your final settlement or court award. We offer this fee structure to remove the financial pressure of bringing a legal case. We want you to be free to seek justice without worrying about legal fees upfront.

If You Face Sexual Abuse, We Know That You May Face Other Forms of Harm

Our team understands that your situation may be complicated. We're prepared to help people who are facing sexual abuse due to:

  • Human trafficking
  • Abusive partner relationships
  • Assaults
  • Workplace harassment 
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Clergy sexual abuse

Our sexual abuse lawyers can help you in other situations beyond those listed here. 

Additionally, we understand that sexual violence may be accompanied by other forms of harm. Our St. Petersburg team will seek justice for all the ways you may have been hurt—and all the ways the responsible party may be deemed liable under the law.

Call Dolman Law Group for a Free Consultation

Reporting a sexual abuse crime against you or someone you love can be a harrowing process. You may have agonized about who to turn to before picking up the phone to call a legal representative. We understand the process of representing sexual abuse victims and will do our best to offer you all the legal advice and support you will need through filing your case and seeing it through to the end. 

Call us today at (727) 472-3909 to receive a free legal consultation. At Dolman Law Group, we treat every victim with the respect and compassion that you deserve. We are ready to fight for you.

St Petersburg Office
1663 1st Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Phone: (727) 472-3909


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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