If you are coming to grips with your or a loved one’s sexual abuse, you can use all the help you can get. While legal action may not seem like a top priority right now, there are several reasons to initiate a civil case against the liable party sooner than later.
A sexual assault lawyer serving London will help you get organized and into the state of mind to fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive. Call our team at the Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Our sexual assault lawyers can meet with you in London for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Sexual Assault Is a Growing Problem, and You Are Not Alone
We at Preszler Injury Lawyers fight to protect sexual assault survivors in Ontario. You are not alone and you deserve to seek financial compensation for your pain and suffering, and costs related to your recovery if you qualify.
According to statistics compiled by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, sexual assault is the only violent crime in Canada that is not declining year over year. Statistics also tell us that young Canadians are particularly susceptible to being victims of sexual abuse, but experience tells us that anybody can be victimized, regardless of gender, age, race, etc.
If you, a child, or another loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, contact our lawyers today.
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Damages That May Be Awarded to Victims of Sexual Abuse
All sexual abuse cases vary in degree and circumstance, and we hesitate to say precisely the damages you could be awarded until we discuss the specifics of your case with you. However, the damages you may be compensated for include but are not limited to:
- Hospital visits in the wake of an assault
- Ongoing physical therapy and/or rehabilitation
- The cost of emergency transportation and travel to future medical appointments
Mental and Psychological Toll
- The cost of psychological therapy required for you to cope with abuse-induced trauma
- Court-awarded compensation for your mental anguish and suffering
- Diminished ability to pursue an education and projected income that would result from that education
- Diminished earning capacity due to an ability to maintain regular or maximum employment
- Direct loss of wages from recovery time
If it is determined that you were the victim of an intentional tort, which is common in sexual abuse cases, you may also receive substantial punitive damages.
You may also be awarded additional forms of damages not listed here, depending on the circumstances of your case. A lawyer can walk you through what the details of your case may mean for the damages you may be able to collect.
Your Abuse May Qualify as an Intentional Tort
According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, an intentional tort is any action that is meant to deliberately hurt another person, whether that action is physical in nature or a violation of their rights. The courts treat these torts seriously, as they often are prosecuted through criminal avenues as well.
If your abuse is determined to qualify as an intentional tort, the courts may award you even more substantial damages, as they view these torts as particularly heinous and trauma-inducing.
How a Sexual Assault Lawyer Serving London Will Serve You
In short, we can take the legal burden off your shoulders. Most victims of sexual assault—or anybody who has not experienced the legal system firsthand, for that matter—could be forgiven for thinking the process of obtaining compensation for your victimhood is straightforward.
While anybody who has suffered from sexual abuse should always pursue legal justice, they should not do so alone. We can take over the heavy lifting required for a favorable judgment or settlement, by:
- If you cannot travel, coming to you to hear what happened in your own words
- Documenting your account, as well as the accounts of witnesses and other parties relevant to your case
- Reviewing police reports pertaining to the abuse
- Reviewing and documenting any video and/or photographic evidence supporting your case
- Keep you abreast of all the developments in your case
- Initiate legal action towards obtaining damages
- Counsel you from our initial meeting through the completion of a settlement or judgment, protecting your rights the entire way
This is not a time to take on what you hope to be a successful legal process. Let us handle the minutiae for you while you focus on recovery. Call our team at the Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
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Even if There Is No Criminal Conviction, We May Be Able to Win Damages
The reality is that most criminal sexual assault cases in Canada do not result in a criminal conviction. Statistics Canada reports that about one in five (21%) sexual assaults reported to the police in Canada result in a trial. Even fewer (6.5%) will result in a conviction where the perpetrator is sentenced to jail time.
Though we would like to see a greater rate of criminal justice, a sexual assault lawyer serving London can help you ensure that all avenues of justice, both criminal and civil, are exhausted, with the ideal outcome of you receiving financial justice with our help should you qualify.
We Handle Child Sexual Abuse Cases
We will handle your case if your child was the victim of sexual abuse. These cases require especially careful handling, and we will employ an empathetic approach that keeps the child’s fragile state in mind while pursuing the compensation that your family deserves.
You Only Pay When We Win
Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you only pay us when we secure a successful outcome on your behalf. Call our team at the Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.