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For far too long, molestation survivors have felt pressured into keeping quiet about their abuse. The idea of facing their abuser in the court of law can seem too daunting, and the prospect of being grilled in criminal court on the stand has caused too many victims to turn away from pursuing justice under the law. However, whether or not you have chosen to file criminal charges against the person who harmed you, you can opt to seek damages for the wrongdoing done unto you by filing a civil suit. Contact a molestation victim lawyer in Palos Verdes at Okabe and Haushalter if you are interested in seeking justice in the civil courtroom.
The criminal court seeks to determine the guilt or innocence of a given party, and if found guilty, to penalize them according to the codes of criminal law. However, the civil court is not concerned with guilt or punishment, but rather, with establishing negligence, liability, and damages. In the civil courtroom, damages are evaluated and given a dollar value, and could result in financial compensation for pain and suffering.
Things like pain and suffering you endured at the hands of your abuser as well as therapy or medical bills related to your abuse and lost wages due to worked missed because of the trauma you underwent are all considered when damages are being evaluated in the civil courtroom. All of these things can add up quickly, leaving you with not only psychological and possibly physical trauma from having been abused, but also in dire financial straits. By filing a civil suit, you may be able to ease your financial burdens by acquiring damages in the form of monetary compensation.
A knowledgeable civil attorney can help you organize documentation related to the damages you are seeking, and will keep you informed of the process and your available legal options every step of the way. The attorneys at Okabe and Haushalter will fight to get you the maximum cash award possible and will represent your best interests in the civil court. Your abuser should be held liable for the harm they have caused, and by taking legal action in the civil courtroom, you can help ensure that happens. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, and our team of attorneys can help.
You do not have to continue to suffer in silence. When you are ready to pursue civil legal action against the person who harmed you, contact a molestation victim lawyer in Palos Verdes at Okabe and Haushalter. Our knowledgeable civil attorneys can fight to get you the compensation you deserve in the civil courtroom. We have earned our reputation for courtroom excellence, and we offer free consultations to all potential clients, so don’t hesitate to call or click today to discuss your civil case.