It’s an unfortunate situation that is seldom discussed, but the crime of rape is perhaps one of the most under-reported violent crimes in the entire world, and also in the United States. The National Violence Against Women Survey of 2000 stated that only 19.1% of women who were rape victims after their 18th birthday actually reported the crime. How many people even realize that a rape victim can, in fact, file a lawsuit against her or his attacker? Many people may not be aware that they may have this chance at justice, but it is available to many sexual assault victims. In fact, a rape victim can file a lawsuit, and can also hire a lawyer to represent him or her (there are men who are also victims of sexual assault at any age). The compassionate legal experts at the Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates of New York stand ready to assist rape victims during what may be the darkest time of their lives to find justice, peace of mind and to recover the compensation that they deserve after this type of personal loss.