Our top-rated lawyers make sure that our clients get compensated by holding those accountable. Especially when it comes to sexual assault, it could be very stressful for victims to come forward. But, our attorneys understand not only the emotional toll it could take, but also the physical injuries that may require medical treatment.

Sacramento, California, allows sexual assault victims to recover compensation from sex crimes that occur against them. There are several different types of laws that protect victims, and allow victims the right to file a lawsuit. For example, Title 8 of the California penal code allows victims of murder, kidnapping, and other crimes to hold the perpetrator responsible.

Unfortunately, in recent years, the Sacramento police department said that rates of sexual assault were at an all-time high, and the number one group suffering the assault was females. 

What are the different types of sexual assault in Sacramento?

Sexual assault falls under a series of sex crimes. Sex crimes could include:

  • Sodomy
  • Sexual Battery
  • Rape
  • Sexual Penetration
  • Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Acts

If you’re unsure if the sexual assault falls under any of the above crimes, call our Sacramento attorneys to see if your circumstance falls under the statute. Even if you have experienced a separate type of assault, you most likely are able to get compensated for personal injuries. Give us a call today to discuss. 

What are the different types of sexual assault injuries?

Injuries could range when it comes to sexual assault since assault could take place in several different ways. Because each victim’s experience is different, below are some examples of sexual assault injuries that may require medical treatment.:

What are the emotional injuries of sexual assault?

Above were some physical injuries listed. However, there are also psychological and emotional injuries associated with sexual assault. This includes:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Trust In Others
  • PTSD
  • Shame
  • Substance Abuse

What are the future effects of sexual assault?

Besides physical and emotional injuries that could immediately result, there are a certain number of injuries that could take place after the sexual assault happens. This includes:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Psychological Impact

It is very important that all victims of sexual assault get medical assistance right away. Because sexual assault could take place in many different ways, medical professionals will not be able to specifically treat the injuries unless the victim comes forward and explains exactly how they were injured. This may be very difficult to do, but it is in the best interests of the victim and to prevent any future injuries or consequences.

How much does a Sacramento sexual assault attorney cost?

Our attorneys at Heidari Law are contingency fee lawyers. Contingency fee lawyers are attorneys who work with fees that are contingent on us winning compensation for our clients. This means that if we win compensation that is a settlement or a judgment, our attorneys will then collect fees. This fee usually is a percentage and differs depending on the amount of work needed for your sexual assault lawsuit.

Could I file a lawsuit for sexual assault in Sacramento?

Besides the perpetrator being criminally charged by the Sacramento police, you could also file your own personal civil lawsuit against the perpetrator for any sexual assault injuries that you have suffered. A civil lawsuit is separate from criminal charges. A civil personal injury attorney is needed to represent you throughout the lawsuit process. Give us a call to discuss what you could receive in compensation.

How much is my sexual assault lawsuit worth?

Sexual assault is a crime looked down upon by the Sacramento police department in Sacramento courts. In order to determine the specific amount of compensation you could receive, we recommend that you speak to our attorneys immediately. There are several different factors that could be at play when determining the specifics of the crime and the value of your lawsuit. Examples of some of the factors are:

  • Whether the victim consented
  • The history of the perpetrator
  • The severity of the victim’s injuries
  • The future medical expenses the victim will need for their injuries
  • The victims lost income

There are several other factors that could be evaluated depending on the type of sexual assault, and the victim. For more information, contact us today to schedule your 100% free case evaluation. 

When should I file my sexual assault lawsuit in Sacramento?

  • If you have experienced rape or sexual assault, we know how difficult it could be to come forward and report the incident. But, similar to almost any type of accident in Sacramento, there is a time limit that is placed that puts a restriction on when one could file a lawsuit. If a lawsuit is filed after this time limit, then a person loses their right to file a lawsuit and get compensated.
  • Assembly Bill 218, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019 allows victims of sexual assault a longer time to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator. For example, those who have turned 18, have eight years from the date of turning 18 to file a lawsuit. 
  • The statute of limitations also changes depending on the victim and the type of injuries. Give us a call today to discuss, and to determine the statute of limitations for your specific lawsuit.

Who is responsible for my sexual assault in Sacramento?

Besides the perpetrator who actually is responsible for the sexual assault, there are also other parties that could be held responsible, including:

  • Employers: employers have a responsibility of making sure that the property is safe, and when they feel to do so, could be held responsible.
  • Property owners: property owners, landowners, and property managers also have a responsibility of making sure that their property is safe and free from any dangerous conditions that could increase the likelihood of a sexual assault incident. 

Our Dedicated Sacramento Attorneys Are Here For You

Our Sacramento lawyers work tirelessly for our clients to make sure that they get the justice they need. Not only do we assist with sexual assaults, but we also assist in general physical assaults and assaults that could occur at work. Workplace assaults are especially difficult since the victim is afraid of returning back to work, but their income depends on it. Our law firm brings workplace claims against employers for a variety of compensation to make sure that perpetrators are held responsible.

We will work to make sure that those who have taken advantage of you or held accountable for their actions. This all begins from our very first meeting which is our complimentary case evaluations. 

At Heidari Law, we understand how difficult it could be to come forward and report a sexual assault incident. But, our attorneys are here to defend you and make sure that the perpetrator is held accountable. We take care of all the legal steps for you so you can focus on healing from your injuries.