Kingston Sexual Assault Lawyer
Few crimes inflict the same level of long-term damage as sexual assault does. Making matters worse for victims, this damage is often unseen, manifesting no physical scars, keeping others from understanding the extent of what they are going through. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we know the hurt you have suffered, and our job is to help you seek justice as well as compensation from the person responsible.
Preszler Injury Lawyers is an injury law firm serving Kingston and surrounding areas. For many years, our lawyers have been fighting and winning cases for sexual assault victims, helping them receive justice and recover the monetary compensation they deserve for what they have been through. We want to put our experience and resources to work for you. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation, and we never charge a fee until we win your case.
To get started today by speaking with a sexual assault lawyer serving Kingston, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Your Sexual Assault Damages
Sexual assault victims often suffer a long list of damages, many of them untold and unseen. Long after the physical wounds of a sexual assault heal, the emotional and psychological scars can remain, impacting every aspect of one’s life, from career to relationships to friendships to intimacy. These wounds are ever-present and all-encompassing, clinging to you every hour of every day, reminding you of the heinous act to which you were subjected. For this, you deserve not only justice but substantial compensation.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our sexual assault lawyers serving Kingston can help you recover compensation for the damages you have suffered, even if those damages cannot be seen. We know how to make compelling, impassioned claims on behalf of victims, thorough and convincing cases that compel judges and juries to side with our clients, awarding them the damages they deserve.
You can learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you by calling us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Sexual Assault Is More Than You Might Think
Even if your attacker never attacked you physically or even laid a hand on you, there is a chance their behavior still qualifies as sexual assault. In fact, the word “assault” does not always refer to physical contact, even though many sexual assaults have a physical component.
Here are just a few behaviors that do not involve physical violence but still fall under the umbrella of sexual assault:
- Intimidation tactics
- Abuse of power to obtain sexual favors
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Repeated lewd comments
- Other inappropriate touching
You should speak with a sexual assault lawyer serving Kingston about any sexual behavior to which you have been subjected that you feel was inappropriate, even if others have told you (likely wrongly) that it was not sexual assault.
For a free initial sexual assault case evaluation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
Your Options for Taking Action Against a Sexual Assault Perpetrator
As a sexual assault victim, you can go after the perpetrator who attacked you in a couple of ways. You can file criminal charges against them and put them in jail. You can also file a civil lawsuit for compensation.
Securing a criminal conviction against your attacker can bring with it a sense of justice as well as one of relief, as the perpetrator will likely spend the next several years behind bars where they cannot victimize you or anyone else.
That said, to recover compensation for your damages, you must do more than press criminal charges against the responsible party. You must file a civil claim or lawsuit.
In a civil lawsuit, the goal is to convince a judge and jury in civil court that the other party’s actions directly caused or contributed to the damages that you have incurred— either physical, emotional, or both. To make this case, we must first show that the other party indeed committed sexual assault.
We also have to demonstrate that you have suffered physical, emotional, or psychological damages—our team will gather and present extensive evidence that you have. Lastly, we must tie the two together, convincingly showing that the other party’s actions caused your damages.
Your Compensation for Sexual Assault Damages
Preszler Injury Lawyers helps sexual assault victims collect fair compensation for the damages they have incurred. We can help you recover a settlement or award that includes money for the following and more:
- Medical bills (both current and anticipated future costs)
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more if you qualify
The Statute of Limitations
While Ontario used to have a two-year statute of limitations on filing civil lawsuits for sexual assault, this time limit no longer exists according to the National Post. The province has come to understand that many victims take longer than that to realize the extent of their damages and the need to take action. Though it is likely a relief not to be bound to a strict filing deadline, as a victim you should understand that it still benefits you to take action sooner rather than later, as evidence can fade over time.
To speak with a sexual assault lawyer serving Kingston from Preszler Injury Lawyers today, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
Get a Free Initial Case Evaluation Today
Preszler Injury Lawyers is a client-first law firm that prides itself on fighting for the rights of sexual assault victims in Kingston and the surrounding areas. No one will work harder for you and for what you deserve. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation, and we are so confident in our ability to help you that we never charge a fee until we win your case. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.