Lindsay Sexual Assault Lawyer
Sexual assault is a heinous crime, one that leaves emotional and psychological scars that persist long after the physical wounds have healed. If you or someone you love has been a victim in Lindsay, Ontario, you can seek justice against the perpetrator. You also may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. Preszler Injury Lawyers is an injury law firm serving Lindsay and the surrounding areas; we fight for the rights of victims. We can help you recover compensation and get your life back.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our sexual assault lawyers serving Lindsay take a client-first philosophy, prioritizing transparency, honesty, communication, and client service. Our reviews and testimonials speak for themselves—clients love working with us because we take the outcomes of their cases as seriously as they do, and, more importantly, because we get results. You will never pay us a fee until we recover money for you. For a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation with a member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Recovering Damages After a Sexual Assault
A sexual assault can result in a number of damages, not all of them visible or readily apparent. Many victims have no physical wounds whatsoever but require years of counseling and therapy even to start to erase the psychological and emotional scars caused by the attack. Being sexually assaulted can impact every aspect of your life, from your career to your family to your friendships to your ability to form meaningful romantic relationships in the future.
No matter the type and severity of damages you suffered from your sexual assault, you deserve compensation from the responsible party, and Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you get it. We will investigate your case, gather evidence, and pursue the perpetrator, exacting justice as well as monetary compensation if you qualify. At your free, no-obligation initial consultation, we will go over your options with you and let you know what to expect in the days and weeks to come.
To speak with a member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
What Qualifies as Sexual Assault
While most people associate the term “sexual assault” with physical violence of a sexual nature, an assault does not have to actually be physical at all. Although, many sexual assaults do include physical attacks. That said, if the person who attacked you did any of the following, they are likely guilty of sexual assault:
- Made threats
- Tried to intimidate you into engaging in sexual activity
- Abused a position of power over you to receive sexual favors
- Made unwanted sexual advances
- Made lewd comments
- Groped you or touched you inappropriately
Regardless of what happened when you suffered your attack, a sexual assault lawyer serving Lindsay from Preszler Injury Lawyers will get to the bottom of your case, build a compelling, evidence-backed claim showing that the perpetrator is liable, and help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
To speak with a member of our staff today and set up your free initial consultation, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
How to Take Action Against a Sexual Assault Perpetrator
Sexual assault perpetrators deserve to be brought to full justice for their abominable acts. As a victim, you have several ways to take action against them. You can pursue criminal charges or file a civil lawsuit.
Filing Criminal Charges
When you file criminal charges against the perpetrator, law enforcement will investigate the case. If they find enough evidence to indict the person, they will be arrested and made to face trial in criminal court. If convicted, you can rest easy knowing that they are locked away, incapable of harming you or anyone else.
However, victims do not get awarded financial compensation in criminal court. For that, you must file a civil lawsuit.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit
In order to recover monetary compensation from the damages you suffered with your sexual assault, you must file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. A sexual assault lawyer serving Lindsay from Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you file your case and will gather evidence to fight for you in court. We have a long track record of winning damages for assault victims, and we are eager to put our resources to work for you, starting today.
The Compensation You Can Recover for Your Sexual Assault Damages
As a sexual assault victim, you are eligible to recover a number of monetary damages for what you have experienced. Preszler Injury Lawyers fights for compensation for both economic and noneconomic losses. That means you could receive a settlement or award that includes money for the following and more:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And possibly more
The Statute of Limitations
Ontario no longer has a statute of limitations on filing a civil lawsuit for a sexual assault. The provincial government now understands that for many victims, it can take years before the full extent of the damages they have suffered becomes apparent.
That said, it is always a good idea to take legal action sooner rather than later, for a number of reasons. One, the sooner you take action, the sooner you can receive the compensation you deserve. Also, as many people learn the hard way when they wait a long time to file, evidence can fade and lose its value over time, making it more difficult to prove your case.
Call for Your Free Initial Sexual Assault Case Evaluation
If you or someone you love was a victim of sexual assault, the sexual assault lawyers serving Lindsay at Preszler Injury Lawyers are eager to start fighting for you today. We can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve, and you will never pay us a fee until we win your case. For a free, initial case evaluation with a member of our team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.