The most horrible violation of a woman is to be raped. Jim Betz and I tried a case involving the rape of a vulnerable adult woman several years ago to a verdict of $500,000.
Our client was a resident at a group home and was raped when a co-resident was allowed free reign to enter her bedroom and rape her. The case was tried on the theory of inadequate security at the home. The case was extremely challenging to us because neither of us knew diddly about the damage caused to a woman from a rape.
Through Jim’s efforts and our very patient client, we became educated and began to understand the injury. When we understood the injury we were able to communicate it to the jury through expert testimony and argument and won the trial.