People who have experienced molestation are often left with emotional scars that can result in post-traumatic stress that can afflict the person for the rest of their lives. These types of psychological problems can call for extensive therapy, often intensive and lasting for years—and those years of therapy can add up in the form of bills even while the healing slowly begins to take place. Sadly, many survivors of molestation feel this is their only option: staying silent in their daily lives about the injustice that was done to them while quietly working through the issues with a psychological professional. However, molestation victims have rights, and one of those rights is to seek justice for the wrongs that were done unto you in the civil courts. If you want to speak with a molestation victim lawyer in Santa Clara about building a legal case against your abuser, contact Okabe & Haushalter to learn more about your legal options as a victim.
Although the actual abuse may have taken place once or multiple times over a span of years, the effects it leaves on the survivor’s life can last for a long time, possibly even forever. The confusion and trauma that result from being molested can carry on for years, and the symptoms of that traumatic stress can bleed into every aspect of life. Many survivors find themselves suffering from debilitating depression, making them feel unable to get out of bed, let alone go about their daily living tasks and function in society—and all of this happens through no fault of their own.
Your abuser may be held liable in court for the horrible acts they committed, and we want to help you with that endeavor. In the civil courts, liable parties may be compelled to pay out damages to their victims in the form of cash compensation for the emotional distress and pain and suffering their awful behaviors caused. Although money cannot buy back the years spent dealing with the trauma of having been abused, it can help to bring a sense of closure to survivors, and it can also be put to good use paying therapy bills and other daily living expenses.
You can get justice for the harm that came to you as the victim of molestation in the civil courts, regardless of whether you choose to file any criminal charges against your abuser. Contact Okabe & Haushalter if you need a molestation victim lawyer in Santa Clara. We are known for courtroom excellence, and we can help you build a legal case against the person who abused you so that you can get the justice and closure you so deserve. We will fight hard to recover damages for you, which could then be paid out to you as monetary compensation—and we will push to get you the maximum award possible under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation.