Belleville Sexual Assault Lawyer
Ontario courts allow victims of sexual assault to pursue compensation from all liable parties under certain circumstances. This is a civil action and separate from any criminal charges the perpetrator may face.
It is your right to seek legal counsel from the lawyer of your choosing. A sexual assault lawyer serving Belleville can help you recover damages for your physical and emotional injuries.
Please call Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-JUSTICE.
How Preszler Injury Lawyers Can Help You
As personal injury lawyers for more than six decades, our firm has helped thousands of clients recover compensation through settlements and verdicts. We cannot guarantee the outcome of a case, but our legal team takes pride in the following:
- We have the resources and staff to investigate, negotiate, and if necessary, litigate on your behalf.
- Our lawyers and other team members are professional and responsive.
- We keep you informed about your case throughout each stage.
- We protect your rights and your confidentiality.
- Our lawyers work on a contingency basis—you do not pay fees unless and until we recover compensation.
Sexual assault is one of the most horrific offenses that any person may experience. Preszler Injury Lawyers are committed to helping you recover compensation and justice.
What We Do for You
Survivors of sexual assault may feel powerless when it comes to seeking justice. They also may be reluctant to testify in court or to tell their story in front of the alleged perpetrator.
Your safety and comfort are of utmost concern to us. Everything you discuss with a lawyer is privileged information. We are with you every step of the way.
Your lawyer with Preszler Injury Lawyers will examine the circumstances of your case. He or she will secure the evidence necessary to:
- Identify all liable parties
- Establish negligence
- Valuate your damages
- File a claim or legal action on your behalf
- Protect and preserve your rights
If you or a family member was sexually assaulted, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Call 1-800-JUSTICE today for more information.
How We Help You Seek Compensation
In our experience, alleged sexual perpetrators rarely admit to wrongdoing or liability. That is why it is important to consult a lawyer who can investigate your case for proof of liability.
A sexual assault lawyer serving Belleville with our firm may use such proof as:
- Medical records and testimony from your healthcare provider about your physical and mental status
- Expert testimony from counselors, social workers, and related professionals
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Court documents and statements from the defendant related to the sexual assault charge
- Testimony from the victim, teachers, family members, and close friends
Pursuing compensation and justice can be empowering for many survivors and their families. Taking legal action also helps to shine a light on this crime and perhaps encourage other victims to come forward as well.
Preszler Injury Lawyers are ready to help. For a free initial consultation, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
Compensation in a Sexual Assault Case
The courts recognize that sexual assault survivors have both physical and emotional injuries. While it is relatively simple to add medical bills from a doctor, clinic, or hospital, it is more challenging to value the damages from mental anguish, diminished quality of life, or pain and suffering.
A lawyer with Preszler Injury Lawyers will carefully evaluate your damages and seek compensation on your behalf. The types of compensation that you might recover include:
- Lost wages and/or diminished earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Related out-of-pocket expenses
- And potentially more
Your lawyer can answer any specific questions you may have about potential compensation.
When to Call a Sexual Assault Lawyer
The National Post reports that the Ontario Court removed a specific statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for sexual assault. However, we recommend that you call a lawyer as soon as possible.
There are several reasons why we suggest this:
- Witnesses may not recall specific details or events as time passes.
- You may have expenses related to the assault that need to be paid.
- Many sexual assault survivors have a challenging time working or keeping employment, and you may need money to pay your bills.
We invite you to call Preszler Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. There is no obligation, but we can help explain your legal options. A member of our firm can meet you at your home if you cannot come to our office. Call 1-800-JUSTICE.
If Your Child Is a Victim of Sexual Assault
There is perhaps no greater pain than for parents than if their child has been sexually assaulted. According to the Sexual Assault Centre (SACHA), 47% of violent crimes against girls aged 12 and under are sexual in nature. Even more terrifying is the fact that the attacker is known to the victim in 82% of all sexual assault cases.
We cannot erase the trauma for you and your child, but Preszler Injury Lawyers will use our considerable resources to identify the liable parties. A sexual assault lawyer with our firm can help you pursue recovery.
We Identify All Liable Parties
The court recognizes that there are various kinds of liability in a sexual assault case. The perpetrator is directly liable as the person, but there are other parties who may bear some of this responsibility.
A lawyer with Preszler Injury Lawyers will seek out those who enabled, allowed, or turned a blind eye. These parties may include:
- Public and private schools
- Places of worship
- And potentially more
Our lawyers will protect your rights and seek compensation and justice with civil action.
Contact a Sexual Assault Lawyer Serving Belleville
If you or a family member were sexually assaulted, you have legal rights and options. Preszler Injury Lawyers can guide you through the necessary steps toward seeking compensation and justice. For a free consultation, call 1-800-JUSTICE.