Injuries arising from sexual assaults can include emotional and physical damages.
Nova Scotia, like other provinces, has removed the time limitation on sexual assault cases. Although, you should still submit your report in a timely manner.
If you have been sexually assaulted, you should call the police, seek medical attention, ensure you are receive the support and treatment you need, and record as many details about the assault that you can remember.
You may be entitled to a level of financial compensation based on your impairments as they relate to your assault. Also, the law takes into consideration the following factors when assessing damages:
- How it has affected your ability to work and earn a living
- What is your station in life compared to others in your family
- What is your personal/family life like
- Are you seeking treatment for psychological issues (such as depression, anxiety, etc.)
To help determine the value of damages, a lawyer will fully assess the case, and provide ranges of damages based on the case law. Also, the details of who the perpetrator of the assault was, will help determine how you will recover compensation from the guilty party. Contact us today to discuss your options.