Sexual assault is one of the most severe, emotionally damaging injuries that can be inflicted upon someone. It can affect every aspect of your life for years—or even the rest of your life. One in three women and one in six men experience sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the Sexual Assault Centre (SACHA).
While the courts will attempt to hold your assailant criminally responsible for your attack, you also have the right to hold them civilly responsible. You have the right to sue in civil court for financial restitution related to your injuries if you qualify.
The team at Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to help you. Call 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation today.
Our sexual assault lawyers can meet with you in Port Hope for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Holding Your Attacker Responsible May Help Bring Closure
While no amount of money can make up for the trauma you experienced, some sexual assault survivors may feel some sense of closure and vindication after the legal process is over.
When you hire a sexual assault lawyer serving Port Hope at Preszler Injury Lawyers, you have someone supporting you when you need it most.
You may be able to recover compensation for any of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages if the attack left you unable to work
- The costs of therapy
- Pain and suffering
- And more if you qualify
We understand that asking you to trust someone takes much faith at this point in life.
Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to stand by you when facing your attacker in court. Let us help you bring an end to this period of your life. Discussing your options with a sexual assault lawyer serving Port Hope may offer valuable insight. Reach out to our office for an initial consultation by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.
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We Handle Sexual Assault Cases with Care and Respect
The legal team at Preszler Injury Lawyers is prepared to offer you legal guidance and representation at every stage of your civil lawsuit. We also understand the unique needs and implications that each type of sexual assault carries.
We may be able to help you if you experienced injuries related to:
- Unwanted sexual contact
- Statutory rape
- Sexual threats
- And more
If your experience is not listed above, we still want to see how we may be able to help you. Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to protect your rights in court and create the most advantageous strategy for ensuring that your attacker is accountable for the injuries he or she caused.
How We May Work to Hold Your Attacker Liable
To seek justice and recover compensation for your harm, we must first gather evidence of the attack and its effects. We may interview eyewitnesses, recover photos and video, and discuss your case with you and a therapist to determine the long-term effects.
We will, of course, do all this only with your permission. We want you to know that you are in control of this process and that we will only act to help you.
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We Are Here for You
Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to remind you that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed when approaching a civil lawsuit for your injuries. We can be by your side every step of the way, helping you hold the person who hurt you liable.
Discuss your options with a member of our team during a free initial consultation. Get yours by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.
Civil Statute of Limitations Involving Sexual Assault
Sexual assault victims sometimes do not come forward for years. They fear retaliation for bringing criminal charges and civil claims against their former attackers. It is even worse for individuals who have survived sexual assault acts committed by a family member or spouse since they likely depend on and live near their attackers.
It’s for this reason that in 2016, lawmakers amended the Ontario Limitations Act to remove all statutes of limitations on lawsuits related to sexual assault and abuse cases at the civil level. The province of Ontario understands the lifelong, profound impact that silence carries with it.
Simply put, Ontario understood that the statute of limitations was not long enough to adequately protect citizens and the public-at-large.
Time Is Still of the Essence
While it is comforting to realize you may be able to pursue your attacker at any time, it does not always help your case. Physical evidence degrades, and emotional memories fade over time, which may result in your claim not carrying the same weight and impact as it did when it first happened.
Don’t let your attacker sidestep his or her responsibilities toward you. They were wrong and should not get away cleanly due to a technicality.
Hiring a Sexual Assault Lawyer Serving Port Hope
When you hire a lawyer from Preszler Injury Lawyers, you have a team of legal professionals that will put the focus on you and your recovery. We may be able to fight to ensure your attacker is held responsible for the harm you suffered.
Get Help from Preszler Injury Lawyers Today
The legal team at Preszler Injury Lawyers is here to help you through this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that your privacy is of the highest importance. Discuss your options during an initial consultation by calling our office at 1-800-JUSTICE today. The consultation is free, and there is no obligation to use our services. We are here to seek justice for you. We may also be able to help if your child or another family member has been a victim of an assault.