Are You the Victim of a Sexual Assault or Abuse? Call our Sexual Abuse and Assault Lawyer in Orange County, California for Help
Despite modern movements, sexual abuse and assault are still a problem in the United States. Statistics reveal that every 68 seconds another American is sexually assaulted, with one out of every 6 America women having been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. These are shocking statistics that often leave victims and their families searching for answers. Many victims are understandably left with physical or emotional injuries, while some also have significant financial repercussions. Our sexual abuse and assault lawyer in Orange County, California does not think that is okay.
Here at Tim Dominguez Law, our compassionate legal team offers a FREE private and confidential case evaluation with victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault. We can work with you alone, or with your family or a friend if you need support, to review what happened and what your legal options may be. We will never contact your employer, other family, medical providers, law enforcement, or a suspect without your permission. If you or a loved one may have been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, or if you believe you or a loved one are still being victimized, please make the important call to our office by dialing 800-5756-LAW.
Types of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Cases That We Handle
Like most states, California penal law has a broad definition of sexual abuse and sexual assault. This is purposely meant to help victims to cast a broad net in certain, uncomfortable conduct which may allow a recovery for medical bills, lost wages, conscious pain and suffering, emotional harm, and any other damages due to sexual abuse or sexual assault.
Some common examples of sexual abuse or sexual assault that our lawyer can handle for you include the following:
– Forcible touching
– Groping, grabbing, pinching, pulling, or any physical contact
– Psychological abuse and torment
– Unwanted touching or sexual advances
– Attempted sexual assault including rape
– Improper conduct or touching by a healthcare provider
– Sexual relations when you are unable to consent (i.e., intoxicated or sedated)
– Any forms of sexual abuse
– Any sexual offenses or misconduct, and
– Any other behavior or conduct that was unwanted and makes you feel like you have been the victim of a sex-based crime.
Proving a Sex Abuse or Sexual Assault Case in California
A sexual abuse or sexual assault lawyer in Orange County, California can help you prove a sexual assault case. However, generally the first step is to report the actions to law enforcement. This will allow police and investigators to take over and do an investigation and bring charges against a defendant. Not only will this help keep you safe and bring a perpetrator to justice, but it can help build your civil case at no cost or a low cost.
Once police have completed their investigation, our lawyer can use the investigation and build on that. Sometimes liability could be automatically established and damages is only required. Other times our lawyer may have to help build the claim and prove liability against a defendant.
Unlike a criminal matter which must be proven “beyond a reasonable doubt” that requires a 99% level of convincing, a civil matter only requires a “preponderance of the evidence” which is 51%. This means it is often easier to establish liability in a civil case as opposed to a criminal matter.
Were You Injured in a Sexual Abuse or Sexual Assault Case? Call Us For Help
If you or a loved one were injured or subjected to any form of sexual abuse or sexual assault, please call Tim Dominguez Law to speak with our compassionate sexual abuse and assault lawyer in Orange County, California. We offer FREE and PRIVATE consultations to discuss what happened, what your rights are, and to answer any of your questions. Learn how we can help you by calling 800-5756-LAW or by sending us a secured message through our “Contact Us” box available here.