Compassionate Sexual Abuse Counsel for Orange County Families
While sexual abuse may be commonly associated with minors, any crime in which one individual forces a non-consenting party to engage in a sexual act is a sex crime. For example, a caregiver who sexually abuses their client may be charged under California state law, as might a person who uses threats or intimidation to coerce his significant other into having sex.
It Gets Better
If you can prove in a civil lawsuit that the offender is responsible for your psychological and/or physical injuries, the offender may be liable for restitution. Remember, this is true even if the perpetrator has been acquitted by the state in a criminal trial. A personal injury attorney at Farnell & Norman, PC can help guide you through the civil litigation process by interviewing witnesses and soliciting experts.
In any event, damages recovered after a successful civil litigation can be used to cover counseling and provide financial stability should regular employment prove impossible due to lingering mental health issues. Although no amount of money can undo the trauma of sexual abuse, compensation can help mitigate at least some of the material concerns created in its aftermath.
Listening Compassionately, Litigating Aggressively
It’s important to call us immediately if you or a loved one has been the victim of child molestation, sexual assault or any other type of sexual abuse. Statutes of limitations often play a significant role in these cases, and the memories of both the victim and potential witnesses tend to become less reliable with the passage of time. Even if California’s criminal justice system has failed you, successful civil litigation may provide much needed compensation for you and your loved ones.