Etobicoke Sexual Assault Lawyer
You have the right to seek compensation for a sexual assault no matter when the attack occurred. You also may file a civil lawsuit regardless of any concurrent criminal proceedings. However, it is best if you have a legal advocate to guide you through this complex process.
Preszler Injury Lawyers have been helping those harmed by someone’s intentional or reckless behavior since 1959. Our legal team is ready to help you seek compensation for a sexual assault that happened to you or your child.
Our initial consultations are free. Call a sexual assault lawyer serving Etobicoke 1-800-JUSTICE to learn how our national law firm can help.
What Is Sexual Violence?
Sexual assault is one form of sexual violence, according to the Sexual Assault Centre (SACHA). Sexual violence refers to any physical or psychological violence carried out through sexual means.
Some forms of sexual violence that we can seek damages for include:
- Trafficking and sexual exploitation
If you or a loved one is suffering from the physical and emotional damage of sexual assault, call Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation. You may have a limited time to hold the perpetrator responsible under the Limitations Act. Call 1-800-JUSTICE.
We Want to Hear Your Story
Too often, sexual assault survivors are reluctant to tell their story to the authorities because they fear they will not be believed. They may also have feelings of guilt or shame.
What happened to you or your child is the fault of the perpetrator (and those who aided or enabled him or her), not yours. No one asks for or deserves the violence, trauma, or aftermath of a sexual attack.
Preszler Injury Lawyers will help your voice be heard. We offer responsive legal representation and personal client service designed to make you feel safe and confident about your decision.
For a free initial consultation at our office or your home if that is more convenient, please call anytime: 1-800-JUSTICE.
How a Sexual Assault Lawyer Helps You Seek Justice
A sexual assault lawyer can help you with a civil action against the perpetrator. This means that you could recover financial compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
As your legal advocates, Preszler Injury Lawyers will:
- Secure expert testimony and evidence to support your case.
- Identify all parties with direct or vicarious responsibility.
- Protect your rights under federal and provincial law.
- Assess a value to your damages.
- Seek compensation for you through a settlement or verdict.
Our lawyers work on a contingency basis. You pay no fees unless we are successful in our efforts to recover compensation.
What You May Expect as a Valued Client
We know that seeking legal action against a sexual attacker may feel overwhelming. This may also be the first time you have hired a lawyer. To help you feel more comfortable, here is a list of the services that we offer our clients:
- Prompt, responsive communication to keep you updated at each stage.
- Adherence to the highest standards of legal and professional conduct.
- Taking charge of all contact with the liable parties.
- Representing you in court if the defendant will not negotiate an acceptable settlement.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a free initial consultation. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.
How Our Firm Seeks Compensation
The first step in seeking compensation for a sexual assault is the initial meeting. Should you decide that we are the right law firm for you, we will go ahead with pursuing compensation. Preszler Injury Lawyers has helped thousands of clients recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses.
Recovering damages depends on showing that the preponderance of evidence proves the defendant is liable. A sexual assault lawyer serving Etobicoke will consider certain factors that determine liability, such as:
- Whether the defendant owed you a duty of care to act legally and take reasonable measures to avoid harming you.
- Clearly, committing a sexual assault or battery is a breach of this duty of care.
- You now have damages such as pain and suffering caused by the defendant.
In some sexual assault cases, there may be more than one liable party.
Direct and Vicarious Liability
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be multiple liable parties. We can hold these parties accountable if they breached their duty of care to prevent you from harm.
This is the defendant and others who are directly responsible for your injuries and damages.
Vicarious liability refers to those who have a relationship to the defendant like an employer.
A sexual assault lawyer can identify the people and entities who may be held accountable for your damages. To get started on your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.
What Type of Damages You Might Recover
You may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished earning ability and/or lost wages
- Related out-of-pocket expenses
Preszler Injury Lawyers will do all we can to get you the compensation you deserve. In addition, you may be awarded compensation for legal fees if you win the lawsuit.
Talk to a Sexual Assault Lawyer Serving Etobicoke Today
Those who commit sexual assault should be held accountable. If you would like to learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may help you or your child was sexually assaulted, please contact our firm today. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and we only work on a contingency basis.
If it is more convenient to meet with a member of our team at your home, that can be arranged.
Call the Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.