No one has the right to force any form of sexual activity on you against your will. If you or someone you love has survived sexual assault in any form, we can help. At Greenberg Gross, our San Jose sexual assault lawyer is on your side. We will build a solid case for financial compensation while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
We work with the state to ensure the perpetrator and any other responsible parties face criminal responsibility. We also work hard to ensure they are held financially responsible. We will identify all parties who bear liability in your case and seek compensation from each. Leave the civil lawsuit to us. We are committed to recovering the monetary damages you need and deserve.
The Benefits of Hiring Our Law Firm to Handle Your Case
Pursuing the perpetrator in your sexual assault case can be a long and emotionally charged undertaking. It is a serious legal matter that requires focus and attention to detail. Our sexual assault attorney is a staunch sexual assault victim advocate who brings the following benefits to your case:
- Empathetic, 360-degree client support
- Familiarity with California’s sexual assault laws
- Personalized attention as your case develops
Our law firm is a leader in sexual assault litigation. Our team is committed to holding individuals, institutions, organizations, and their leaders accountable for sexual assault. We will work hard to negotiate a fair and appropriate settlement for you. If your case cannot be resolved with a settlement, though, we will not hesitate to go to court on your behalf.
How We Build a Strong Case for Compensation
Our law firm will provide you with a free consultation to review the merits and details of your case. We will listen to your version of events with compassion and kindness. To bolster your case for financial recovery, our team members will:
- Thoroughly yet discreetly investigate your allegations
- Maintain your identity and privacy at your request
- Consult relevant experts on the monetary value of your case
- Ensure the appropriate filing deadline is complied with
- Consult medical, investigative, and other case-related experts
- Work with the state on any related criminal case
- Negotiate with the liable party’s insurance provider on your behalf
The case we build for you will assign financial liability to the perpetrator of the assault. We can also take legal action against an institution, organization, or company that attempted to suppress the assault or failed to take appropriate action to prevent it.
Our Sexual Assault Attorney Brings Compassion and Support to Your Case
At Greenberg Gross, our legal team has represented many sexual assault survivors in the past. We bring the same dedication to your case and work hard to ensure your comfort right from the start.
Like we do for every client we represent, our team will:
- Provide a layer of protection against possible exposure to traumatic facts and details about your case
- Ensure you receive ongoing updates about the progress of your case without unpleasant reminders about your experience
- Foster your physical, mental, and emotional recovery in whichever way works best for you
Our law firm will also understand and accommodate any special needs or requests you have. We make a point of offering timely answers to any of your questions. We provide these updates and answers in your preferred format – telephone, email, or in-office.
Damages Our San Jose Sexual Assault Lawyer Can Recover for You
Sexual assault involves any form of physical contact with another individual’s personal areas without their consent. In California, Pen Code 243.4 makes any such action for sexual gratification or arousal illegal. Additional state laws make the following forms of sexual assault or abuse illegal:
- Child pornography
- Child prostitution
- Child sexual assault
- Internet sex crimes
- Rape or sodomy
- Statutory rape
Sadly, both minors and adults can be victimized by sexual assault. Our legal team helps victims of all ages hold perpetrators financially accountable for their actions.
Sexual assault can result in physical trauma that requires emergency and ongoing medical care. The current and future costs of all treatment related to your physical recovery will be included in your compensation request.
Pain and Suffering
The aftermath of sexual assault can include physical and emotional pain and suffering. It can include the following:
- Depression or anxiety
- Difficulty sleeping
- Disturbing memories
- Substance abuse
Our legal team will consult your physical and mental health care providers. Our goal is to understand the scope and costs of your ongoing treatment protocol.
Emotional Care and Support
Sexual assault can have a profound and long-lasting effect on your mental and emotional health. The compensation we request for you will include the costs of treatment for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). It can also include compensation for other forms of psychological health care.
California’s Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault Cases
In 2020, Assembly Bill 218 went into effect in the state. This new law allows San Jose residents who survived sexual assault longer periods of time to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator.
Accordingly, if you are a survivor of child sexual assault:
- You generally have up to 22 years after reaching the age of 18 to file your lawsuit or until you reach the age of 40.
If you are an adult survivor of sexual assault, you generally have up to ten years to file your lawsuit. This provision applies to survivors who were previously prevented from filing their lawsuit because of an expired filing deadline.
Contact Our Client-Focused Team Today
Were you or someone you love sexually harassed or assaulted? At Greenberg Gross, our San Jose sexual assault lawyer fights for justice and compensation for victims of sexual assault. Our law firm is your advocate and will never stop fighting on your behalf.
Contact one of our consultation team members to explore your options for financial recovery today.