Sexual abuse and sexual assault are horrible crimes that result in life-long psychological trauma for the victims. While the criminal court system will prosecute the perpetrator in a sexual abuse or assault case and impose a sentence if appropriate, civil action can also be taken to recover financial compensation for the victims and their families. The emotional scars from sexual abuse and assault can leave victims needing serious psychological treatment that can be extremely costly.
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we understand that no amount of money can compensate victims of sexual abuse and assault. But financial compensation can help victims get a sense of closure, pay for the expensive therapy and hold the perpetrator accountable for his or her actions. Taking an abuser to court may also encourage other victims to come forward and help prevent the abuser from abusing again. We have experience with this complicated cases in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Sexual Abuse Victims
Sexual abuse is legally defined as any unwanted or illegal sexual contact between two individuals. There are a number of different acts that may constitute sexual abuse. While actual intercourse can easily be defined, it may be more difficult to discern what may be considered sexually abusive conduct, especially in younger children. However, non-physical sexual abuse can be just as devastating to a victim and can be just as easily compensated in court.
No matter what type of sexual abuse you have suffered or where the abuse has occurred, you deserve help. At our firm, we have an incomparable reputation of success in representing sexual abuse victims. We are aggressive in getting you the fair compensation that you deserve, while carefully protecting your identity and maintaining the highest possible standard of integrity and compassion.
Sexual Assault Victims
Sexual assault can take on many forms, including rape, forced oral copulation and touching intimate areas of another person’s body without their consent. Depending on the circumstances, it can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony. Often, the perpetrators of sexual assault are in positions of power and authority that enables them to victimize helpless and weaker individuals.
Regardless of who sexually assaulted you, these types of cases can be very emotional and confrontational. The assault needs to be reported to the appropriate authorities so that the criminal process can get underway. You should also retain the assistance of an experienced sexual assault lawyer in order to get the just compensation that you deserve for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we approach sexual assault and abuse cases with compassion for the victim and his or her family, and aggressive litigation towards the perpetrator and his employer who could have prevented the abuse or assault. We have successfully brought lawsuits against perpetrators in all forms, including:
- Clergy or priests
- Leaders of youth organizations
- Foster parents
- Day care supervisors
- Law enforcement
- Psychiatric hospitals and other healthcare providers
Regardless of who sexually abused or assaulted you, we will help you fight back, obtain fair compensation, and get the justice you deserve in civil court. Even if the evidence in your criminal court case was not strong, we may be able to find and use evidence that was overlooked, ignored, or rejected by law enforcement agencies and criminal prosecutors.
Victims of Sexual Abuse Should Consult a Lawyer Immediately
If you, someone you know or someone you love has experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, you should contact the experienced and caring personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our concerned sexual abuse attorneys have aggressively protected the rights and safety of sexual abuse and assault victims. We are successful in obtaining the maximum compensation for exploited victims in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.