Currently my case is going to trail within the next couple months. Prosecutors working with me are offering a plea of 3rd degree rape. I was raped January 2014, lost my job due to anxiety about leaving my house, in the following months I maxed out my credit cards trying to pay rent on an apartment of which I couldnt get out of the lease, I developed an eating disorder, insomnia, and lasting anxiety and PTSD nightmares that still occur today. I attempted suicide in May 2014. If I was never raped I wouldn't be in debt. I would have gone to school and I wouldn't have lost my job due to the aftermath of the rape.
Yes, you can. I don't think you can recover some of the more speculative damages you mention but certainly you can recover for pain and suffering as well as mental health treatment. Collecting against this loser may prove difficult. You might be able to get his homeowners insurance to cover the loss if the incident occurred at the defendant's home.
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So sorry for what you have gone through. You should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer who can advise you as to your potential claims.
I am sorry for what you have gone through.
Certainly you can file suit, assuming none of the applicable statutes of limitations have run. Assuming they haven't, I don't know how you would ever collect any damages awarded unless there are facts you haven't presented e.g. there is a negligent security aspect to the case, he was in the course and scope of his employment so his employer could possibly be responsible (although employer's are generally only responsible for their employee's negligent and not intentional acts). If the person has any assets, you could possibly try and levy on those if you obtained a judgment.
Does the state of Washington have a victims of crime fund? Perhaps you may qualify for some compensation under that program if they have one.
It certainly sounds as if you should contact a personal injury attorney in your area to discuss your options.
Best of luck to you.
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Washington's statute of limitations for most torts is three years, so you should still have time. However, you are running out of time, and as others noted,you may have a difficult time collecting unless the person is wealthy or has assets.
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Also, if this happened on any type of business property, there may be an "inadequate security" claim against the property owner if there were issues there before
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