If you have been sexually abused, no amount of financial compensation can right the wrong that has been done. However, a measure of justice can be obtained through a successful claim. You deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering you have been made to endure, as well as the costs of medical and psychological care that you may need to receive for the rest of your life.
At Injury Law Group, we understand the severity of sex crimes committed against our clients. Whether you or your child has suffered sexual abuse, we can represent you and advocate for your interests. With more than 30 years of legal experience in Ontario and a commitment to compassionate, personalized legal service, our Windsor sexual abuse lawyers will handle your claim with professionalism and care.
For the lawyers of Injury Law Group, it is absolutely critical to represent you with compassion and understanding. Whether you, your child or another relative has been sexually abused, you need an advocate to stand by your side. We will work with you patiently and carefully to help you understand your rights and to obtain full compensation for life-long damages that result from this type of tragic event.
The laws governing sexual abuse claims have changed in a number of important ways in recent years. First, damage awards are changing. In the past, a sexual abuse victim might receive a small compensation award, but in the past 15 years or so, society has become more aware of the long-term psychological and emotional pain and suffering people endure after sexual abuse. We work with a network of medical, psychological and economic experts who can help you obtain the help you need and assess the long-term costs of your recovery, which can increase the amount of compensation you receive.
Second, the time frame sexual abuse victims have to file a claim is changing. Before 2001, a sexual abuse victim’s right to bring a claim never extinguished (which means that, if you were sexually abused before that date, you will never lose your right to bring a claim). Now, sexual abuse victims generally must bring a claim within two years of the incident. There are circumstances in which you can bring a claim within 15 years, but generally, the best approach is to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss bringing a claim.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer from Injury Law Group, call 226-674-1000 or contact us online.