Sexual Assault and Rape

6 Questions a Sexual Assault Attorney Needs to Ask

Reporting an attack to the authorities or to a sexual assault attorney can be difficult. Victims may feel embarrassed, angry, frightened, hurt, confused, or unsure about their emotions while talking about what happened to them. All details of an assault are important in filing a report; however, listed below are critical pieces of information rape… read more

Woman Raped at Mental Health Facility Files Charges

Our client, whom we will call “Jane” to protect her identity, contacted a mental health care facility that would provide her with help and counseling. The facility she chose recommended a program that included an apartment-style room in a co-ed wing. Sadly, while in the recovery program, another resident raped her.   The attack occurred… read more

Premises Liability During Georgia Winters

Happy New Year! We want to start the year with tips to navigate one of the most common personal injury situations: Premises Liability. If you’ve been injured, start a claim with our experienced Georgia premises liability attorneys at The Dixon Firm. An injury related to a property owner’s negligence can result in costly medical care… read more

Taking Legal Action and Understanding Sexual Assault Law

Attorney Daniel Adamson defines sexual violence according to Georgia law and provides legal recommendations from sexual assault attorneys to help victims to fight back. Backstory: In the City of Atlanta, 20% of rape cases were cleared exceptionally over the last 6 years. More than 200 suspects were never arrested or charged. According to some Georgia… read more

The Uber Driver Shooting Case

Attorney Rod Dixon describes a case of an Uber driver shooting. An Uber Eats delivery driver shot and killed a man outside of his own home. The rideshare company tried to avoid our client’s case going to court. Increased Rideshare Shootings Earlier in the year, another Uber driver shot multiple passengers in his vehicle, killing… read more

8 Things You Should Know About Rape

Someone is sexually assaulted or raped in the United States every two minutes. While sexually violent crimes may be prevalent, many misunderstandings continue regarding these crimes and what actually constitutes as rape. Rape is defined as a type of sexual assault that usually involves sexual intercourse or some other form of sexual penetration that is… read more

8 Things You Should Know About Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as an act in which a person touches another person, in a sexual way, without consent. It may include any type of coercion into a sexual act or physically forcing a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. There are many different types of sexual assault, ranging from… read more

What’s the Difference Between Sexual Assault and Rape?

Read through the news headlines and you’re sure to come across stories of sexual assault and rape. Each year in the United States, there are approximately 321,500 victims (12 years or older) of sexual assault and rape, according to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. While both sexual assault and rape have similarities,… read more

Were you assaulted at Massage Envy?

News outlet BuzzFeed.com recently reported that more than 180 women have allegedly been victims of sexual assault at Massage Envy.  Massage Envy is a national chain of massage parlors that bills itself as an outlet for those with busy lives.  Recently, though, hundreds of women have alleged that therapists at the chain violated their bodies…. read more

Can a Rape Victim Sue the Attacker?

Sexual assaults occur at a much too frequent rate.  Frequently, victims have to consider whether to sue the attacker.  And, absolutely, a victim has the right to sue the attacker.  Unfortunately, most attackers do not have the funds to pay a judgment or verdict. Sadly, it is not just the attacker who is responsible for… read more