London Sexual Assault Lawyer
If you were the victim of sexual assault, you may be entitled to compensation for monetary damages you incurred as a result of the abuse you endured. To learn more, contact our London sexual assault lawyers today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE and receive a free initial consultation on your case.
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.
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.
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 Canadareports 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 may be able to 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.
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 for a free initial consultation regarding your case.