A Caring Sexual Assault Attorney Who Knows How to Get Justice for His Clients
Sexual violence is a problem that affects millions of women and men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual violence. Sexual assault and sexual abuse can be perpetrated by anyone and they occur almost everywhere, including schools, the workplace, a doctor’s office, even religious centers.
Sexual assault involves unwanted intentional sexual contact with a minor, or intentional, non-consensual, sexual contact with an adult. Sexual abuse occurs when someone in a position of power or authority takes advantage of a person’s trust to involve him or her in sexual activity. Acts of sexual abuse and sexual assault have largely gone unpunished because victims tended to keep the attacks secret.
In recent years, however, the trend has started to shift as more victims are coming forward to hold their attackers responsible in civil court. If you have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused you should contact a Long Beach sexual abuse and sexual assault attorney who knows how to hold sexual predators accountable. Call (562) 206-1939 to talk to someone who can bring you justice.
What to Do After a Sexual Assault
If you were the victim of a sexual assault you need to take action. First and foremost, find a safe place away from the perpetrator. Preserve all evidence of the attack; do not clean the area of the attack, or yourself, in any way. Report the incident to law enforcement, and immediately seek a forensic exam and medical treatment.
Once the appropriate authorities have begun the criminal process, you should consult an experienced sexual assault attorney.
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks has vast experience handling sexual assault and sexual abuse cases in Long Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California cities.
As a member of a select group of attorneys chosen by the Los Angeles County Bar to sit on a panel representing Foster Care children, Michael Waks is uniquely qualified to handle sexual assault claims.
Residual effects of sexual assaults that may develop and intensify over time:
- Long-term physical and mental problems
- Chronic pain
- Sexually repressed
Sexual abuse cases present distinct legal challenges that require the skill of an attorney experienced in this area of the law. Personal injury attorney Michael Waks understands the law and the impact sexual assault and sexual abuse has on a victim and their family. Michael Waks can help you through this extremely difficult time by making sure you are properly cared for, supported, and compensated. Call (562) 206-1939 to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Long Beach Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Attorney
Michael Waks’ personal injury law practice is based on the principle of providing each client with strong, compassionate representation. He handles each case personally to ensure you receive the benefits of hiring an expert sexual assault and sexual abuse attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Michael D. Waks for a free confidential consultation. Michael is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calling does not obligate you to hire Michael. If you do hire Michael, you don’t pay any fees unless you win.