In the wake of the #MeToo movement, countless victims of sexual assault and abuse have come forward, feeling like they finally have a voice to share their story. Re-opening these old wounds can be extremely painful, but reporting sexual assault and abuse, even if it happened a long time ago, is often very healing. Doing so also helps to protect others from suffering the same kind of abuse, and it can even result in significant compensation.
Although money will never be able to undo the harm caused by sexual assault and abuse, it can sometimes give victims the space and time they need to heal.
SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE EXAMPLES
CRIMINAL VS. CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
Sexual abuse and assault are criminal offences and perpetrators of these crimes should be punished to prevent them from harming others, as well as to serve as an example to society. However, their punishment is rarely enough for the victims. This is where the civil justice system comes into play.
At Roberts Law, our goal is to hold your abuser and their affiliated institution or corporation accountable to you. You may have suffered harm in the form of harassment, the assault/abuse itself, continued emotional pain and suffering, medical treatment and therapy, lost wages, and other associated damages. Your abuser’s time behind bars isn’t going to help you pay these costs; you deserve to be compensated for your suffering.
Whether the abuse occurred in the workplace, at church or school, or in another institutional or corporate setting, we can help. We can even help if the abuse occurred years ago, when you were a child.
WHEN YOU SHOULD CALL A LAWYER
If you are a victim of sexual assault or abuse, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Alberta sexual abuse injury lawyer today.
Dealing with any legal issue can bring unwanted stress, but this is particularly true of those involving sexual abuse. The last thing you want to be doing right now is dealing with investigations, defense lawyers, sifting through piles of paperwork, and gathering evidence. Let an experienced lawyer shoulder that burden for you.
Your lawyer can also help you determine what evidence is necessary to substantiate your claim, position you for the most favourable outcome possible, calculate damages, and negotiate a fair settlement so that you can avoid trial, if possible.
The skilled team at Roberts Law can help you seek the justice you deserve. Our compassionate, knowledgeable lawyers understand the complex and emotional nature of these cases, and we will remain by your side throughout the entire process. We will be your greatest advocate, working tirelessly to ensure that those who harmed you are held accountable for their actions.
CONTACT ROBERTS LAW TODAY
At Roberts Law, we don’t treat clients like a number. We tailor our service to each client’s unique needs because we understand that every case requires a different approach. Our dedicated, compassionate legal team has been protecting the rights of personal injury victims in Calgary for years, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining substantial settlements for our clients. Call us today at 587-391-5110 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.