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Sexual Assault


Personal Injury Practice Area

Our Attorneys

Craig M. Goldenfarb, Esq.

Jorge L. Maxion, Esq.

Rafael J. Roca, Esq.

Marisa E. Zarzeski, Esq.

Aaron D. Neifeld, Esq.

Spencer T. Kuvin, Esq.

Jeffrey D. Kirby, Esq.

Donald W. Vollender, Esq.

Seth W. Patchter, Esq.

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Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Victims often suffer for years

We want to help you after a Sexual Assault


In 2015, there were 10,732 sexual offenses reported in the state of Florida. However, the actual numbers are likely much higher as many sexual crimes go unreported. Sexual assault and battery survivors do not often report their attacks for many different reasons, and our lawyers understand that. The overwhelming majority of sexual battery around the world is inflicted against women. Often, those who have been victimized by sexual battery or assault may feel too embarrassed to press charges against the accused. They might even feel like they “deserved it.”

The reality is that sexual battery and assault is never deserved. This is not only a serious crime in Florida, victims can also sue their abusers and other responsible parties in civil court.

Our personal injury law firm has represented dozens of violent sexual assault survivors as a personal injury case. Our objective is to obtain compensation for our victims by holding the responsible parties liable. We accomplish this by establishing liability on the part of the Defendant, and file a lawsuit against the Defendant’s available insurance company (or, in rare cases, against the Defendant personally).

The circumstances of any sexual assault personal injury lawsuit will be the determining factor on who the named Defendant(s) in the lawsuit will be.

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Sexual Assault Case Types

The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating your sexual assault case. This means we examine the physical evidence and police report, and talk with eyewitnesses.

Sexual assaults may be enabled by negligent security in a public place, like a mall, store, club, or hotel. People hosting parties may be negligent if their guests are drugged and assaulted. Hotels, motels, massage parlors, and sometimes other establishments may be negligent if their properties are used for sex trafficking.

Businesses may also be liable if they fail to conduct proper background checks and hire an employee who goes on to assault a client. Last year, for example, there were multiple news stories about delivery drivers sexually assaulting customers while making deliveries.

There are many kinds of long-term injuries that may occur as the result of a sexual assault. These include:

  • PTSD, depression, and anxiety frequently follow a sexual assault, and symptoms may persist for years after the attack
  • Physical injuries sustained during the attack
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

The sexual assault attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to study the details of your case. We will then work with you to determine the best legal strategy to help you get the most compensation possible for your injuries.

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Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Liability & Damage Recovery

If you or a loved one have suffered a sexual assault, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Sexual assault personal injury compensation may include:

  • Hospital and Other Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Costs of Future Care

Be careful about the negligent party’s insurance company. Their agents and adjusters work for the insurance company—not you. Always consult an experienced sexual assault attorney before accepting any offer.

A personal injury lawyer who practices in the area of law that protects the survivors of sexual battery or rape can play a very important role in your recovery following an attack.

First, we can help connect you with the proper authorities to investigate the battery or the assault and possibly help bring charges against the perpetrator. If the attacker is unknown, we can assist in investigation of the matter to try and determine who the Defendant might or could be.

Second, we can help you file a legal claim against the Defendant or other associated Defendants in the civil court of law. The purpose of a civil claim is to hold the attacker accountable for their actions and secure restitution for the pain, suffering, and mental and physical agony an attacker has inflicted upon you.

Third, we are advocates for the rights of the sexually assaulted. Our attorneys have represented survivors of sexual assault of various backgrounds, circumstances, and outcomes. We have been featured in national and international press and media for high-profile sexual battery cases. Our lawyers have also spoken at women’s and victim’s rights seminars and workshops about the law and the civil protections for those who have been raped or assaulted. You want a lawyer with experience, compassion, and dedication to fight for your rights.

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Having experience and compassion means nothing if we can't translate the work we do into results. While we have won some blockbuster cases, we think it's best that you judge the results we achieve for our clients based on our reviews and testimonials. They speak for themselves.

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