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Sexual Assault and Historic Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse and sexualized assault can be devastating to victim survivors.

They often struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, loss of self-esteem and confidence, loss of enjoyment of life, shame, guilt, anger, an inability to trust others or form meaningful relationships, and a distrust of authority figures.

Ongoing support and specialized counselling are required. Sexual abuse and sexualized assault can interrupt employment or education, and alter a person’s capacity for employment. Many victim-survivors of historical sexual abuse fail to achieve an educational or vocational level commensurate with their abilities and intelligence. Obtaining a just remedy and compensation can help victim-survivors heal.

Survivors of sexual abuse and sexualized assault are often hesitant to involve police and want to explore their options. Civil remedies centre on the victim survivor and empower them to repair the harm they have suffered.

A civil remedy can assist a person to feel in control of their life and gain back the confidence they have lost. Achieving compensation and justice for victim-survivors is key to healing.

If you have been victimized by sexual abuse or sexualized assault, speak to us about the options you have. We practice a trauma-informed approach which is collaborative, culturally competent, and anti-oppressive. We understand how difficult it is to start the process of a sexual abuse or sexualized assault claim. We can schedule a phone or in-person consultation at no charge to explore your options. We can direct you to resources that can help you recover.

Our compassionate and experienced personal injury lawyers are here for you.