Sexual assault has become one of the leading stories in 2017, finally bringing this issue out of the hushed murmurs of furtive conversations and out from the pages of settlement deals and NDAs. However, just because these actions are starting to be reported in the manner they deserve, doesn’t mean that everyone involved is taking the necessary actions to protect potential victims. Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson understands this difficult situation and has the experience you need.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, we can defend your rights. Contact our sexual assault lawyer in Salt Lake City for a free consultation.
Far too many victims are assaulted by people whose criminal actions were previously reported. In these cases, the institution that heard these reports, and failed to act, could be held liable. We understand how difficult this situation is for you. That's why our Salt Lake City assault lawyers treat every client with the compassion, respect, and discretion they deserve.
Ever since Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson first opened its doors in Salt Lake City 16 years ago, we have worked with hundreds of clients, securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements through our tireless efforts. If you were the victim of sexual assault or abuse, you may have a number of legal options available to you to bring those responsible to justice.
Hewlett v. Utah State University et al
An example of an institution's failure to act:
A recent case brought this issue to the forefront of conversation in Utah. Victoria Hewlett, a student at Utah State University, was raped by a fellow student, Jason Relopez. In the lawsuit filed against the university, Hewlett stated that five other women had come forward reporting that Relopez raped them. Relopez remained on campus until he was arrested following his rape of Hewlett. Federal campus-safety guidelines require schools that learn about potential sexual violence to determine what the continuing threat is to the safety of other people on campus, something Hewlett states they failed to do in her lawsuit against the USU and Relopez’s fraternity, Sigma Chi. You can read more about this case in the Salt Lake Tribune’s coverage here.
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Sexual assault cases are incredibly stressful to face, which is why our Salt Lake City sexual abuse attorneys at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson have dedicated their careers to providing our clients with the passionate and experienced representation they need. If you were the victim of assault, contact our firm by calling us at (801) 845-9866 or by filling out our online form to start out with a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.