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Whitby Sexual Assault Lawyer

Few crimes, if any, are more invasive and damaging than sexual assault. As any survivor knows, the emotional scars can persist long after the physical wounds heal. If you or someone you love was assaulted in or near Whitby, you deserve justice, and you also deserve financial compensation. A sexual assault lawyer serving Whitby from Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you receive both. We fight for victims’ rights and have a long track record of success.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our clients are like family members to us and not just a file number. We prioritize transparency, honesty, and client service. The outcome of your case means as much to us as it does to you. We are eager to get started today. We offer a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation. We will sit down with you, explain your legal options, and let you know what to expect.

You can start the process today in a single phone call. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers now at 1-800-JUSTICE.

Injuries Caused by Sexual Assaults

Sexual assault is one of the most serious crimes on the books in Ontario. In addition to the severe, life-changing physical injuries it can cause, an assault of this nature can rob a victim of their dignity, inflict emotional and psychological damage, and make it difficult for the victim to form meaningful relationships or trust other people—sometimes for the rest of their lives. Whether your injuries are physical, emotional, psychological, or a combination of all of these, you deserve compensation.

Civil Court vs. Criminal Court

Because sexual assault is a serious crime carrying major penalties, including decades in jail, thousands of dollars in fines, and a criminal record that follows the perpetrator for the rest of their life, filing criminal charges can be a highly effective way of securing justice for what you have experienced. What it will not accomplish, however, is putting compensation in your pocket, the money you very much deserve as a victim.

To win compensation for your sexual assault damages, you must file a civil claim against the assailant. That is our focus here at Preszler Injury Lawyers. We may be able to represent your best interests in civil court, presenting evidence and help make a compelling argument that the person who assaulted you caused you physical and emotional harm, damages which have resulted and will continue to result in economic and noneconomic losses. We can help you recover compensation for all losses if you qualify.

To learn more about your options for taking action against the person who assaulted you or your loved one, call a sexual assault lawyer serving Whitby today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation.

Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Sexual Abuse

Several terms describe forms of sexual abuse. Often found in the forms of sexual assault and sexual battery. Some distinctions between the two include:

Sexual Battery

Sexual battery is an instance of sexual abuse involving physical harm. Rape and molestation are two well-known examples of sexual battery.

Sexual Assault

While many people conflate sexual assault with sexual battery, the term assault actually does not describe a physical attack but, rather, an attempt by one party to use verbal threats and intimidation to make another party fear for their life or safety. Many sexual assaults also include sexual battery, but not all do. If your assailant threatened to rape you or force themselves on you, they are guilty of sexual assault, whether they followed through or not.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations on filing a sexual assault claim in Ontario used to be two years. However, according to the National Post, this statute no longer exists, and victims now have unlimited time to file. Generally, however, the sooner you file, the better. As time passes, evidence can become stale, lose its effectiveness, or disappear altogether, making it more difficult to prove culpability. Moreover, the sooner you take action, the sooner you can collect compensation.

The Damages You Can Recover

Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you recover a full slate of damages as a sexual assault victim. The most common forms of compensation we have helped victims recover include recovering money for pain and suffering, medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, attendant care costs, housekeeping costs, loss of income and business income costs and potentially more depending on the nature of your injuries and circumstances.

Call Today for a Free Initial Consultation

If you or someone you love has been a sexual assault victim, a sexual assault lawyer serving Whitby from Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to hear from you today. We may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, and our team offers a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation. To get started, call 1-800-JUSTICE.


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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
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4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
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Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
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Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON
K2P 0C2
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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