Why do you think a victim should sue? That’s a really tough question to answer because it involves the calculation of a victims lived reality minus the life a victim would have had had the act occurred.
Sheri’s life had the act not occurred
Sheri grows up and goes to elementary school receiving good grades, she loves reading …and continues through high school. Sheri is cheerleader and integrates well with the other students, after high school she has the option of going to University or College. Sheri was raised by her single mother and has little money, but she discovers that student loans pay more than what she grew up on – so why not? She is smart and school seems or feels like a good decision; basic logic.
Sheri’s life after the act occurred
Sheri grows up and goes to elementary school receiving good grades, she loves reading … and at age twelve Sheri suffers a loss of her virginity. Sheri starts drinking to cope, the drinking leads to drugs. Sheri makes it through high school, but by this time she is living with her boy friend and she is feeling a sense of love so she stays and continues to drink and party.
The fork in the road
A victim faces a detrimental turn off their life course after suffering from sexual assault. The two stories above demonstrate a slight unknown change to Sheri that ultimately resulted in the death of Sheri.