Toronto Sexual Assault Lawyer
Any non-consensual sexual activity is sexual assault. Whenever someone engages in non-consensual sexual activity with another person, they have committed sexual assault.
Although the overwhelming majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by people with whom the victim has a pre-existing and/or romantic relationship, sometimes strangers attack individuals with whom they had no previous acquaintance. After surviving an assault, people who have been victimized often develop debilitating mental health issues, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Any unwanted sexual action that robs another person of their bodily autonomy is considered sexual assault. That means, in addition to instances of sexual violence, grabbing, groping, forced kissing, non-consensual touching, and other forms of harassment are considered sexual assault.
While the perpetrators of sexual assault may be able to go about their lives without giving the non-consensual sexual encounter they instigated a second thought, their victims may carry the trauma of their abuse with them for the rest of their lives. However, if you were the victim of sexual assault, by working with our Toronto sexual assault lawyers, you may be able to recover financial compensation.
Although no amount of money will be able to fully compensate you for the crime committed against you, by pursuing a civil claim for damages you have incurred as a result of your traumatizing experience, you may be able to offset your assault-related financial losses.
People who were victimized frequently incur significant financial losses as a direct result of their assault. Our sexual assault lawyers serving Toronto believe that assault survivors should not be forced to pay the expensive, ongoing costs associated with recovering from trauma inflicted upon them by the perpetrator of a reprehensible crime. Damages in sexual assault claims are often economic and non-economic in nature, and frequently include:
- Psychological counseling
- Prescription medication
- Mileage for medical appointments
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability
- Failure to reach potential
- Loss of interdependent relationship
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And possibly more
The victims of sexual assault have the right to pursue justice and restitution for the crimes committed against them. In the province of Ontario, there is no statute of limitations on sexual assault claims. That means that, even if your assault took place many years ago, our Toronto sexual assault lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.
To discuss your situation with our sexual assault lawyers serving Toronto and review any questions you might have about the claims process, call 1-800-JUSTICE to book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Toronto sexual assault lawyers, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case, ask important questions, learn about options for financial recovery that may be available, and receive the benefit of our legal advice, all at no cost.
To learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to assist you in your pursuit of justice, schedule your free initial consultation with our sexual assault lawyers serving Toronto.