Toronto Sexual Abuse Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual assault, you deserve justice. You may also deserve something more—financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological damages you suffered as a result of the assault. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of victims.
Preszler Injury Lawyers prioritizes honesty, transparency, communication, and client service. Your sexual assault lawyer serving Toronto will never charge a fee until they win your case. When you sit down with us, we may be able to evaluate your case, discuss your legal options, and let you know what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.
To get started today by setting up a free initial case evaluation with a member of our staff, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Sexual Assault Damages
The Sexual Assault Centre reports that one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lives. Sexual assault is one of the most, if not the most, heinous crimes one person can commit and another person can endure. As a victim, you may be eligible for compensation for every type of damage you suffered as a result of the attack, whether those damages can be seen or felt by another person or not.
If you qualify, we may be able to tabulate the full slate of damages you suffered to pursue the liable parties for the full amount. We may be able to help you recover compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.
What Constitutes Sexual Assault in Ontario
Despite what many people believe, the term “sexual assault” does not just refer to acts of physical violence, such as rape and molestation. It is actually much broader than that, covering a long list of sexual misdeeds, many of them not physical in any way.
If you believe you have been a victim of inappropriate sexual behaviour, you should speak with a lawyer about your options, even if you were not physically attacked. A sexual assault lawyer serving Toronto from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you go after the liable party or parties.
Here are some common examples of sexual assault. As you can see, many of them do not involve physical contact or physical coercion:
- Using one’s power to receive sexual favours
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Repeated lewd jokes or comments
- Groping or inappropriate touching
Never assume that the inappropriate sexual behaviour to which you were subjected to fails to meet the threshold for sexual assault without first speaking with a lawyer. If someone behaved toward you in an unwanted sexual manner, we might be able to help you hold them accountable and receive the compensation you deserve.
To set up a free initial case evaluation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
Filing Criminal vs. Civil Charges
As a sexual assault victim, you can take action against the person who victimized you in a few ways. You can file criminal charges, helping put them in jail and out of reach of others to which they might do harm. You can also file a civil lawsuit against them and seek financial compensation.
Sexual assault is punishable by years or even decades in prison, plus fines and a black mark that never leaves the perpetrator’s record. By filing criminal charges, you can bring the person who hurt you to justice, forcing them to pay in a big way for what they have done. You can also see to it that they are removed from society, potentially for a long time, and put in a place where they can no longer victimize you or anyone else.
You can receive financial compensation from your assailant by filing a civil lawsuit against them and winning a judgment in court. We have a long and successful track record of taking action against assailants and forcing them to pay our clients the compensation they deserve. We may be able to gather evidence and make it abundantly clear that the other party’s wrongful actions resulted in physical, emotional, and psychological damages suffered by you.
Compensation You May Be Able to Recover
A sexual assault lawyer serving Toronto from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover a settlement or judgment that includes the following compensation and more:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Statute of Limitations
Ontario no longer has a statute of limitations for sexual assault civil cases, as the National Post reports. You can file a lawsuit many years after the fact, but when you do, the evidence can expire and become unusable. As a general rule, the sooner you take action, the better your chances of recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve, but at the same time, if your attack happened a long time ago, it is never too late. A lawyer from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to evaluate your case and let you know what to expect.
Contact Our Toronto Sexual Abuse Lawyers Today
By working with Preszler Injury Lawyers, you may be able to recover compensation for damages you have incurred as a result of being sexually abused. Our Toronto sexual abuse lawyers may be able to go after the liable parties and help you recover the compensation you may be eligible to receive. To set up your free initial case evaluation, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.