Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse or assault is one of the most devastating experiences that anyone can have. At Lipeles Law Group, we understand how difficult sexual abuse cases are for victims and their loved ones. Our sexual abuse attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate yet aggressive legal representation to victims and their families.

In California, sexual abuse victims can pursue justice in both criminal and civil courts. Civil claims enable victims to personally hold the perpetrator accountable through a personal injury lawsuit. Through a personal injury lawsuit, the victim may also be able to recover compensation for the harm they have suffered.

At Lipeles Law Group, our sexual abuse attorneys are experienced advocates. We want victims to know that they are not alone as they fight back against sexual abusers. We represent victims of:

  • Child molestation
  • Clergy sexual abuse
  • Sexual abuse of the elderly
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual exploitation

Sexual Abuse Claims in California

Victims of sexual abuse in California can file a personal injury claim against the person responsible. Often, this person (the defendant) is the perpetrator.

Regardless of the presence of a criminal case, victims can pursue a personal injury claim against the perpetrator of sexual abuse. Victims may be eligible for compensation, such as:

  • Medical Expenses – Any medical treatment related to the sexual abuse. Also, any psychological treatment or counseling required.
  • Lost Income – If sexual abuse results in the victim’s inability to work or results in job loss, the victim can sue to recover lost income.
  • Pain and Suffering – Sexual abuse is traumatic, and the pain and suffering may never truly go away. California law allows victims to sue for damages related to long-term psychological difficulties, physical pain, emotional stress, and mental anguish.
  • Punitive Damages – Separate from any criminal sanctions, punitive damages are designed to punish the perpetrator through the civil court system. The court often dictates punitive damages to defendants who intentionally caused harm to the victim.

Getting Help with Sexual Abuse Claims

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, don’t be afraid to contact an attorney. You deserve every opportunity to protect your legal rights and get justice. At Lipeles Law Group, we can help you do just that. Call us to speak with an attorney and find out how we can help you.