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Victims of Rape and Sodomy

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According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, for the year 2010 alone, 89 forcible rapes (as opposed to statutory rape) occurred in hotels and motels across the State of Tennessee. Another 62 forcible rapes occurred in parking lots and garages. In total for 2010, there were 2,124 forcible rapes and 416 forcible sodomy offenses committed in the State of Tennessee.

Victims of rape, sodomy and other crimes often feel they have no place to turn. Even if the assailant is caught, the chances are slim the assailant has any assets which could be used to compensate the victim for the attack.

At the Law Offices of John Day, our experienced lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of crime.  For instance, at a conference by The National Center for Victims of Crime, John Day was asked to speak to crime victims advocates about protecting victims' rights via civil litigation. 

Under Tennessee law, hotel owners, parking garage owners and other business owners have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to help ensure their customers are not the victim of a foreseeable criminal attack. In short, this means if crime was prevalent on the property but the owner did absolutely nothing to protect its customers then the business owner may be responsible for all damages caused by the attack regardless of whether the assailant was caught.

Without question, victims of rape and sodomy feel the horrible impact of the crime long after the actual attack. Medical bills for physical treatment received immediately following the attack can be substantial but often are insignificant compared to the emotional injuries caused by rape. Depression and anxiety are often so severe that long-term psychological counseling is necessary. In addition, both the physical and emotional injuries often result in the victim being unable to return to work. 

If you have been the victim of rape or sodomy, contact us for a confidential and free consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers who are sensitive to these issues. We will be glad to meet with you in our office or at the place of your choosing to discuss your case. Call us today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or contact us online. We only get paid if we win and we advance all case expenses so you are not out of pocket any money to pursue your rights.

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