Historic Sexual Abuse and Sexualized Assault
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. Civil remedies center on the victim survivor and empower them to repair the harm they have suffered. Civil remedies can also help survivors feel in control of their lives and gain back the confidence they have lost. Achieving compensation and justice for victim-survivors is key to healing.
There is no limitation period for claims of sexual abuse or sexualized assault. You can bring a claim at any time, even if you are an adult who experienced abuse in childhood.
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.
When you have a legal matter and need to hire a lawyer, you may be able to pay for these services on a contingency basis. That means you only pay legal fees if you receive money because your case wins or you get a negotiated settlement. Please see our Contingency Fee section for answers to frequently asked questions and see each lawyer’s individual biography for their maximum contingency fee rates.
Please contact a personal injury lawyer today for a free initial consultation by email or by phone at (519) 672-5666. In many cases, your legal fees are deferred until a settlement is reached. We welcome referrals from other lawyers.