One of the most devastating, unimaginable, and indescribable traumas a person can go through is sexual abuse. Long after the physical injuries heal, the emotional and psychological trauma lingers on, often forever. If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual abuse in Guelph, you deserve justice, and you deserve compensation for the unspeakable pain you have suffered. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we help sexual abuse victims take on their perpetrators and receive justice and compensation.
The Preszler Injury Lawyers team sees our clients as extended family members, and that is exactly how we will treat you. We want to meet you, get to know you, and make sure you understand all your legal options and what to expect before moving forward. That is why we offer all clients a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We know you are hurting in more ways than one, and we want to help you take the first steps toward putting your life back together.
To learn more, and to set up a free initial case evaluation with a member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers serving Guelph, call the sexual abuse injury lawyers serving Guelph at Call 1-800-JUSTICE today.
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Injuries From Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse can lead to a litany of injuries, and many of them go undetected at first because they are not physical. Victims of sexual abuse often suffer emotional and psychological damage that impacts future relationships, family members, friends, coworkers, and many others involved in their lives, even peripherally. It can make it difficult to take joy in the activities you once loved, and it can make it impossible to trust new friends or potential romantic partners.
From our experience fighting and winning compensation for sexual abuse victims, the personal injury lawyers serving Guelph at Preszler Law Firm have come to understand that the most painful, most devastating, longest-lasting injuries are often the ones you cannot see. That is why we fight to recover compensation for every type of damage our clients have suffered as a result of sexual abuse.
For a free initial case consultation with a member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers team today, call us at Call 1-800-JUSTICE.
Filing Criminal vs. Civil Charges
Sexual abuse is not only a source of liability for the person who commits it; it is also a serious crime in Ontario and all of Canada. As a victim, you can elect to pursue criminal charges against your assailant, take them on in civil court, or both. By securing a criminal conviction, you can enjoy the satisfaction of seeing the person who victimized you locked away in jail, assessed a hefty fine, or both. But you will not recover financial compensation in criminal court.
To collect monetary damages, you must go after the responsible party or parties in civil court. With that, Preszler Injury Lawyers can help. We will gather evidence and put together a compelling claim for damages on your behalf. We will show that the other party was culpable in committing sexual abuse and that they are the cause of the physical and emotional damages you have incurred.
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Sexual Battery vs. Sexual Assault
The terms sexual battery and sexual assault get thrown around a lot, and because they are often (wrongly) used interchangeably, many people assume they mean the same thing. But they actually refer to two different crimes. Regardless of the type of abuse you suffered, you deserve justice and compensation, and the sexual abuse injury lawyers serving Guelph from Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you get it.
Sexual battery is a type of sexual abuse that involves physical contact, such as rape or molestation.
Sexual assault is every bit as much a case of sexual abuse as is a battery, but rather than involving physical contact, it happens when the perpetrator uses verbal or nonverbal means, such as threats or intimidation, to put the victim in fear of their life or safety.
Statute of Limitations
The National Post reports that Ontario no longer has a statute of limitations on sexual abuse claims. This change is a welcome development for the province. As every survivor knows, there is no definitive timetable on how long it takes the emotional and psychological effects of sexual abuse to fully manifest.
Damages You Can Recover
Preszler Injury Lawyers helps sexual abuse victims in Guelph collect full compensation for both the economic and the noneconomic damages they have incurred as a result of the act. We can help you recover a settlement that includes money for the following and more:
- Medical Expenses
This expense includes your medical bills for doctor visits and medication to treat physical injuries as well as any expenses associated with psychological care or therapy for emotional trauma.
- Pain and Suffering
Sexual abuse leads to immense pain and suffering that someone who has never been a victim cannot even begin to comprehend. And the worst part is it can last for years and years. You deserve compensation for this emotional distress and Preszler Injury Lawyers helps you get it.
Schedule Your Free Initial Sexual Abuse Injury Case Evaluation Today
Presler injury lawyers ready to hekp you right now Call 1-800-JUSTICE. The sexual abuse injury lawyers serving Guelph from our team is ready to get to work on your sexual abuse claim today. Our sexual abuse lawyers serving Guelph will go after the person who committed this unspeakable act against you or your loved one, and we will help you recover the full compensation you deserve. We offer a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation. To speak with a member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers team today, call us at Call 1-800-JUSTICE.