Walnut Creek & Oakland Sexual Assault Attorneys
More than 430,000 people report sexual assault in the United States each year, and many more cases likely go unreported. The criminal justice system pursues charges against many assailants, and convictions can mean prison time and additional consequences. However, criminal cases do little to help sexual assault victims recover for the physical, emotional, and financial harm they suffered.
There is additional recourse for sexual assault victims in the civil court system, however. Victims can file injury lawsuits against their assailants to seek damages for pain and suffering, mental trauma, physical injuries, medical bills, and more. If you or your child was a victim of sexual assault, you should discuss your legal options with a sexual assault lawyer in Walnut Creek. Contact Ratner Molineaux, LLP, for a free, confidential consultation today.
Filing a Claim for Sexual Assault
Like any other assault victim, sexual assault victims have the right to recover for their injuries from the individual who assaulted them, as well as any others who facilitated the assault. Both adult and child victims have this right, and many claims have been filed involving:
- The Boy Scouts of America
- The Catholic Church and other religious organizations
- Coaches and sports doctors
- Police officers or prison guards
- Individuals, including neighbors, family members, friends, or strangers
California recently extended its statute of limitations, which gives child victims a longer time to file a claim. Even if a sexual assault happened years ago, it is still worth it to speak to a compassionate attorney about a possible case.
Learn How Our Dedicated Sexual Assault Lawyers in Walnut Creek & Oakland Can Help
If you suffered harm due to sexual assault, the Walnut Creek sexual assault attorneys from Ratner Molineaux, LLP, are on your side. Contact us online or call 925.438.0863 for a free evaluation of your rights today.