Sexual Assault Lawyers in California
Victims of sexual assault never deserve the injuries received and perpetrators or their employers are almost always liable for the costs to restore the victim’s physical and emotional health.
Sexual assault is an ongoing problem in the Los Angeles area, and the personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have established a leading practice representing victims of sexual assault.
Physical and emotional damage following a sexual assault can lead to extensive and expensive medical treatment to ease the victim’s pain and prevent unhealthy long-term effects. Immediate attention from trained EMTs and hospital staff are only the beginning of months of costly medical expenses as the victim recovers from a shattered self-confidence and feelings of insecurity.If you or someone you know was a victim of a sexual assault crime, please contact Wilshire Law Firm at (800) 522-7274.
California Sexual Assault Attorneys
Rapists and other predators victimize others for their personal gratification and are not swayed by feelings of guilt. While there actions are usually prosecuted under criminal statutes, victims also have personal recourse through a civil action for damages. If the rapist gained access to the victim while acting in an official capacity for an employer, such as a school, church, or soccer league, it is very possible that the employer can be negligent for failing to adequately protect the public.
The sexual assault attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm pursue your full compensation for medical expenses and any suffering caused by the actions of the assailant. Victims who have been sexually assaulted through an abusive relationship, improper work environment, or a victim of a random criminal act deserve representation against the liable party to ensure proper compensation for their pain and suffering. Our sexual assault attorneys will fight for the compensation of expenses due to:
- Hospital bills
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitation services
- Emotional counseling Any loss of wages
Sexual Assault Laws in California
Due to the nature of the offense, Wilshire Law Firm attorneys are trained in the best methods to accommodate the understandable sensitivities of rape victims. Any and all negotiations with the liable party and their insurers are managed by the firm so that our client is insulated from the stress of painful discussions. A full representative service allows for a more peaceful environment during the compensation process and promotes the victim’s swift and healthy recovery. Legal consultations and representation are provided by the firm at no cost to you and with no repayment necessary until a settlement in your favor is achieved. We recommend that you contact our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to ensure your best interests are protected and necessary treatments are received.
Medical treatment and services may be arranged by the firm for victims lacking sufficient health insurance coverage. All medical treatments are performed by doctors in a local hospital regardless of cost or duration of treatment. Again, our clients have no out-of-pocket expense. Medical costs are secured by a lien against the future proceeds of your impending settlement. Wilshire Law Firm demands justice in the form of full compensation for all fees and is equipped to pursue any and all legal remedies to secure a favorable settlement for you.
California Statute of Limitations Sexual Assault
Building a case for liability against a rapist requires evidence and facts to determine guilt and liability. Those are usually established during the criminal trial; however, failure to convict in that court does not prevent a civil claim for damages as the standard for a finding of liability is lower. In those cases, our firm’s private investigative resources can obtain eye witness testimony, crime scene evidence, and other facts to support your claim. Eye witness testimony can be used to strengthen your side of the story and better accurately place blame upon the appropriate party. Many sexual assaults occur in a public or work environment and may involve multiple victims so that other victims can testify in support of your claim.
Counselors are available through the firm to discuss any and all manners regarding your case. Their travel to your home or treatment facility is available if it can alleviate your pain or be more convenient. Our attorneys are experts in the legal policies, terms, and procedures surrounding the prosecution of sexual assault cases and can help you better understand all aspects of your situation.
Most Workplace Sexual Harassment Not Reported, Study Says
The number of workplace harassment reports filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) steadily increased from 6,650 in 2009 to 7,400 in 2012. However, every year since 2012, that number has dropped considerably, with just 5,900 reports in 2016.
Could this, perhaps, mean that sexual harassment is not reported as much?
According to YouGov, in July 2016, 67% of female employees, who were victims of workplace harassment, did not report their sexual harassment experience to management or file a lawsuit.
According to the EEOC, most abuses, on average, per year (from 2009 until 2016) were race-related, followed by sex, national origin, religion, and color.
- Race-related harassment (about 33%)
- Sex-related harassment (about 27%)
- National origin-related harassment (about 16%-19%)
- Religion-related harassment (about 5%)
- Color-related harassment (about 4%)
These statistics do not take into account retaliation, retaliation (Title VII), age, disability, Equal Pay Act infractions, and GINA violations (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 – which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment).
Contact the California Sexual Assault Lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm to Get the Justice You Deserve
The sexual assault victim attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm express deep, customer-focused values that motivate us to secure the most favorable compensation for every client victim. Aggressive, yet ethical and honest, representation is the reputation we have earned from our clients.
If you or someone you know was a victim of a sexual assault crime, please contact Wilshire Law Firm at (800) 522-7274.
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