You Are Not Alone

Sexual abuse can make you feel completely powerless. While a lawsuit can’t change what happened, it can be a first step on the path to recovery.

If you or a loved one was sexually abused, you have options…

SEXUAL ABUSE LAWYERS UTAH

We Believe You

At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we know how difficult it is to come forward and pursue a case against another individual after sexual abuse.

Our legal team also understands the importance of having compassionate, personalized attention on your side during this difficult time. 

The sexual abuse lawyers at our firm have been fighting for the rights of Utah citizens since 1993.

We can help hold those who hurt you accountable for their actions. 

What should you do if you are sexually abused?

“I’m Trying to Help My Client Get the Recovery That They Deserve…”

Six Steps to Follow After Abuse Occurs

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 1. Call 911

Call 911

Your local authorities can help you get out of a dangerous situation and assist you in getting the necessary medical care. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 2. Keep Any Evidence Intact

Keep Any Evidence Intact

Resist the temptation to change out of your clothes or brush your teeth, as an examiner can use these to find evidence that points to the perpetrator

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 3. Visit the Emergency Room

Visit the Emergency Room

Medical providers can check for injuries and administer any medication you might need following abuse. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 4. File a Police Report

File a Police Report

Call or visit a police station to report the event. A police report will be important evidence in your case. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 5. Write Down Details

Write Down Details

Write down any important details about the event or perpetrator while they are still fresh in your mind. These can be used as evidence. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 6. Contact an Attorney

Contact an Attorney

You are not alone in this. An attorney can guide you through the next steps to ensure you are protected. 

Free Consultations

Our compassionate attorneys are here to help. We offer free, no-obligation, confidential consultations at our four locations. We can even come to your home or hospital room and on weekends or evenings

Did your abuse occur many years ago? 

CHANGES TO UTAH LAW OFFER NEW HOPE FOR SURVIVORS

Many survivors of sexual abuse do not act against their perpetrators because they do not feel that the legal system is on their side.

The state of Utah has recently extended the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases to 35 years after your 18th birthday.

This change means you have more time to come forward and hold your abuser responsible for their actions.

SEXUAL ABUSE CAN HAPPEN VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE

Sexual Abuse CAN HAPPEN VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE

We Represent Survivors and Their Families

IN LAWSUITS AGAINST THESE PARTIES

 We can help if you or a loved one were abused in a range of settings, including:

Boy or Girl Scouts

Camps

Church

Cruise Ships

Day Care/Preschool/After Care

Foster Care

Home

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Psychiatric Treatment Facilities

Residential Care Facilities

Schools

Service Industry

Spas

Work

Youth Sports Leagues

Our team recognizes how sexual abuse can make you feel vulnerable and powerless

If you decide to pursue a lawsuit against those who harmed you, we will stand by you.

We can also assist with legal action against those who failed to prevent abuse from occurring, such as the school where the abuse occurred or an organization that did not act appropriately.

Our Attorneys Can Help

If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, our team can help you understand your rights and get access to the resources you need to begin the recovery process. 

The Effects of Sexual Abuse

CAN BE LASTING AND DEVASTATING

Changes in the laws here in Utah have made it easier for individuals who were abused as children to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. 

Child sexual abuse can affect survivors for a lifetime and cause a range of emotional, mental, and physical effects. 

The long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse are staggering:

  • Female adult survivors are nearly three times more likely to struggle with substance abuse.
  • Depression, suicide attempts, and other psychiatric disorders are much more likely in adults who were sexually abused as children.
  • Obesity, eating disorders, and other physical health problems are also more common amongst survivors. 

Now you may be wondering if a lawsuit can really help

Our Firm’s Unique Approach

TO SEXUAL ABUSE CASES

At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our attorneys understand the devastating, lifelong effects that sexual abuse victims suffer. 

We aggressively represent our clients so that they can receive the justice they deserve. While every case is different, victims of sexual abuse often suffer from depression, marital difficulties, problems with intimacy, self-esteem, and many other traumatic issues. These victims did nothing to deserve or cause these problems.

Even if the authorities did not investigate or decide to pursue criminal charges against the perpetrators of abuse, our attorneys are often able to obtain settlements for our clients. 

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

“I’m so glad I was referred here by a previous client. The attorneys were great and professional. Made something I thought would be stressful as easy on me as possible…Thank you for all your help! I appreciate all the support I received from everyone.”

– Cristina H.

Worried about the idea of filing a lawsuit? 

Many Women Are Abused,

BUT VERY FEW COME FORWARD

Worried about the idea of filing a lawsuit?  Many Women Are Abused, BUT VERY FEW COME FORWARD

We Understand

THAT COMING FORWARD CAN BE DIFFICULT

Sexual abuse victims are often hesitant to come forward about abuse even years after it occurs. Most often, victims worry about:

  • Lawsuits becoming a part of the public record 
  • Retaliation from the perpetrator 
  • Feeling ashamed 
  • Others denying that the abuse happened 
  • Others minimizing the gravity of the abuse 
  • The general consequences or repercussions of reporting abuse 
  • Not knowing what steps to take next 

No matter what the circumstances of your abuse are, we want you to feel safe, heard, and protected. In addition to legal representation, we can provide the resources and tools to help you feel more confident in pursuing a case. 

Most Cases Can Resolve

without a Trial

Individuals who have been abused need to understand that most of these cases resolve without having to go to trial. Our attorneys can often recover fair, just compensation in a settlement. 

However, the trial lawyers at our firm have the expertise and resources to win at trial when needed, and we are not afraid to take your case to court to achieve the results you need. 

For this reason, sexual abuse victims should call Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton immediately for a free consultation.

Take the First Step

TOWARDS HEALING

We know that financial compensation can never erase the pain and suffering you have experienced as the result of sexual abuse. 

However, a lawsuit can offer a way to bring the wrongdoing of an individual or an organization to light and protect others from suffering the same distress. 

If you decide to pursue a lawsuit, our team will stand by you every step of the way and dedicate our resources to achieving a satisfactory outcome. 

At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we can provide the level of attention, information, and support you need to feel supported and empowered throughout your case. 

We Understand

THAT COMING FORWARD CAN BE DIFFICULT

Sexual abuse victims are often hesitant to come forward about abuse even years after it occurs. Most often, victims worry about:

  • Lawsuits becoming a part of the public record 
  • Retaliation from the perpetrator 
  • Feeling ashamed 
  • Others denying that the abuse happened 
  • Others minimizing the gravity of the abuse 
  • The general consequences or repercussions of reporting abuse 
  • Not knowing what steps to take next 

No matter what the circumstances of your abuse are, we want you to feel safe, heard, and protected. In addition to legal representation, we can provide the resources and tools to help you feel more confident in pursuing a case. 

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Navigate Your Case

Help You Navigate Your Case

The legal system is extremely complex. For those not familiar with the process, filing a lawsuit can be overwhelming. Our team can explain your rights and help you understand the options available to you, as well as the difficulties you may face, so you can make an informed decision about pursuing a lawsuit.

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Compile Evidence

Compile Evidence

Regardless of how many years have passed since your experience, we can investigate and gather strong building blocks for your case. We have spent over 25 years handling personal injury cases. During this time, we have built strong relationships with experts in various fields who can pursue evidence.

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Secure Compensation

Secure Compensation

Once we take your case, your attorney will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your case. We recognize that every case is different, so we provide personalized legal services to better serve you. Our goal with every case we take is to maximize the outcome for our clients.

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Minimize The Impact In Your Life

Minimize the Impact on Your Life

Before beginning a sexual abuse case, it is important to understand the impact it could have on various aspects of your life. We can discuss these potential issues with you and minimize the effects they have on your daily life. Our team will work to protect your best interests at every point in the case.

We Stand with Survivors

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton

From left to right: Zeb Weeks, Mark Flickinger, Brett Boulton,
Kevin Sutterfield, Bruce Franson

We recognize that pursuing a lawsuit is a big decision in any type of case, but can be especially overwhelming for survivors of sexual abuse. 

For many survivors, a civil lawsuit can offer a degree of closure, allowing them the opportunity to bring wrongdoing out of the shadows and prevent the same thing from happening to another vulnerable individual.

If you or a loved one was abused, you need a compassionate team with helpful resources behind you to achieve a satisfactory result. 

The attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton have been representing residents of Utah since 1993.

There are no upfront fees for hiring an attorney from our firm.

Schedule your consultation online or call our Provo office at (801) 753-1616 to discuss your legal options. 

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