Even though a sexual assault incident can give rise to a criminal prosecution—which can result in jail time, fines, probation, and other sanctions against the offender if a conviction is obtained—a civil lawsuit is usually the only way a sexual assault victim can get monetary compensation (called "damages" in legalese) for harm suffered. The amount and type of compensation that is available in a civil lawsuit over sexual abuse will depend on the specific facts of the case, and the legal theory on which the personal injury lawsuit is based. Since there is no cause of action called "sexual assault" under Kentucky civil law, often a Plaintiff’s complaint will allege causes of actions such as assault, battery, and/or intentional infliction of emotional distress. Regardless of the legal theory under which the civil case proceeds, our Firm is able to handle the defense. We have an extremely successful track record in defending these types of cases for various employers. These types of cases are extremely sensitive and you will need attorneys who are well versed in both the applicable laws, and the trial advocacy skills necessary to properly defend the insured at trial without infuriating the jury by attacking the alleged “victim.” Our Firm has the skill and experience to produce results for your insureds.