Survivors of sexual assault have the right o pursue civil charges against their assaulter. In Restigouche County, there is no statute of limitations on sexual assault claims. That means there is no time limitations on sexual assault cases. Even if your assault took place years in the past, you still have the right to pursue justice.
Preszler Injury Lawyers have a history of helping the victims of sexual assault in their pursuit of accountability and restitution for the crime perpetrated against them. Regardless of how far in the past your assault occurred, by working with our sexual assault lawyers serving Restigouche County, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you incurred because of your assault.
Survivors of sexual assault are often forced to go to great expense to try overcoming their trauma. As a result, they may incur substantial economic damages. Economic damages refer to the calculable expenses incurred by assault victims as a result of their trauma. These damages often include:
- Psychiatric treatment
- Psychological counselling
- Prescription medication
- Mileage for medical appointments
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability
- And possibly more
Non-economic damages are perhaps more difficult to quantify, however their impact on an assault survivor’s life is often significantly more profound than the financial losses they have incurred. Non-economic damages refer to the intangible cost of your assault. Essentially, these damages relate to the emotional toll your assault has taken on your overall quality of life. These damages may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and possibly more. Depending on the circumstances of your case, by filing a civil claim against the person who perpetrated your assault, you may be able to recover non-economic damages in addition to the financial compensation for economic damages you have sustained.
The survivors of sexual assault– also referred to as sexual battery– often endure long-term emotional and psychological distress as a result of their non-consensual sexual activity. Consent refers to a mutually understood, active process between adults. Consent can be revoked at any time during the sexual encounter. If someone engages in non-consensual sexual activity with another person, they have committed sexual assault.
Often, the perpetrators of sexual assault use threats, intimidation, or physical violence to force another person to engage in non-consensual activity. These non-consensual activities may include attempted or completed rape, grabbing, unwanted touching, forced kissing, harrassment, and other reprehensible actions towards another person. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the victims of sexual assault are women. However, regardless of gender, anyone can and may be the victim of sexual assault.
Our sexual assault lawyers serving Restigouche County have a history of fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault, and bringing the perpetrators of this reprehensible crime to justice. No one should be forced to endure psychological and emotional pain because of a criminal’s actions. That is why Preszler Injury Lawyers work tirelessly on behalf of members of the local community, providing critical assistance and advice to those in pursuit of accountability and restitution.
To learn more about how our Restigouche County sexual assault lawyers may be able to help bring your abuser to justice, book a free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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Our compassionate Restigouche County sexual assault lawyers offer a free, initial consultation to all prospective clients. To learn about options that may be available to you, book your no-obligation, cost-free initial meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.