Civil Claims for Sexual Abuse

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In California, victims of sexual abuse have the right to seek compensation through civil personal injury lawsuits, regardless of whether there is a criminal case against the perpetrator. At Lipeles Law Group, we support victims on their journey towards justice and healing.

Right to Compensation: Beyond Criminal Proceedings

Often, victims of sexual abuse may feel powerless, especially when there is no ongoing criminal case or when it does not fully reflect the harm suffered. However, California law provides a mechanism for victims to claim civil compensation for the damages sustained beyond the criminal justice system’s actions.

Medical and Psychological Expenses: Any medical or psychological treatment resulting from the abuse may be grounds for compensation. This includes therapies and counseling to help the victim overcome the trauma experienced.

Loss of Income: If sexual abuse affects the victim’s ability to work, resulting in missed workdays or even loss of employment, it is possible to claim lost income.

Pain and Suffering: The trauma from sexual abuse can result in lasting psychological and emotional damage. California legislation allows for claims for ongoing pain and suffering, including psychological difficulties, emotional stress, and mental anguish.

Punitive Damages: In addition to compensatory damages, punitive damages aim to punish the perpetrator and deter similar conduct in the future. These are not tied to criminal sanctions and are determined by the civil justice system.

Why Choose Lipeles Law Group?

At Lipeles Law Group, we understand the sensitivity of these cases and the importance of a respectful and empathetic approach towards victims. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling sexual abuse cases, ensuring that each victim receives the legal representation they deserve and maximizing the compensation to which they are entitled.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, you are not alone. Contact us for a free consultation and discover how we can help you reclaim your life and obtain the justice you deserve. Your fight is our fight.

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