Our San Diego Injury Lawyer Discusses Sexual Assaults
According to the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, there were 9,213 forcible rapes reported to law enforcement in California in 2006. Crime clock calculations estimate that there is one forcible rape every 5.7 minutes in the United States. These statistics are probably not entirely accurate since a large percentage of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse cases go unreported. Unfortunately, a significant portion of sexual assault victims also suffer serious personal and emotional injuries.
Many victims of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse are ashamed to report the crime. In the majority of cases they know who the assailant is. They often feel guilt, helplessness and hopelessness. They sometimes think that the assault was their fault or that nothing can be done about it. Many times the assault or abuse occurs because an employer of the abuser failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it. Talk to a San Diego injury lawyer today to discuss your potential case.
You Can Do Something About Your Sexual Assault Case
In addition to criminal charges, the perpetrator of a sexual assault on a adult or on a child can be forced to pay compensation to the victim of the assault. Although no amount of money can truly compensate the victim for their long term physical, emotional, and psychological injuries, a civil lawsuit filed by a San Diego injury lawyer against the abuser allows the victim to hold those responsible for the assault accountable for the damage that they caused. Damages can include compensation for extended or lifetime psychological counseling and compensation for pain, suffering and severe emotional distress. There are limitation periods, so you must act promptly. Hiring an experienced San Diego injury lawyer can no only help you in recovering compensation, but can also provide peace of mind and clarity during this difficult time.
Contact a San Diego Injury Lawyer
As a San Diego injury lawyer, I have represented the victims of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in the Encinitas area for nearly 30 years. I offer a no-charge sexual assault case review to discuss your options. There is no risk or obligation for this review. My case review is free and because I work on a contingency fee basis you will not pay any attorney fees unless you case is won.
If you are in need of a San Diego injury lawyer, please contact me at 619-235-4300 to discuss your case or simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form on this page. I thank you for taking the time to visit my website and if I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me today.