Sexual violence is a problem that affects millions of women and men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such abuse is experienced by nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men. If you were a victim of abuse and want to seek damages from the liable party, contact Long Beach sexual abuse lawyer Michael D. Waks for representation.
Michael offers free consultations and handles these cases on a contingency fee basis, so no fees are charged unless you win. Call (888) 394-1174 to learn more.
Do I Have Grounds for a Sexual Abuse or Assault Claim?
Sexual assault involves intentional sexual contact with a minor or intentional, non-consensual, sexual contact with an adult. Sexual abuse often 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 tend 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.
Attorney Michael D. Waks knows the kinds of evidence needed to prevail in these claims. He can review social media posts, emails, and text messages; speak with eyewitnesses; look for surveillance footage; find out if other people had similar experiences; and speak with medical experts to determine how best to approach your claim.
What to Do After a Sexual Assault in California
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 and cities throughout Southern California.
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 D. Waks understands the law and the impact sexual assault and sexual abuse have on a victim and their family. He can help you through this extremely difficult time by making sure you are properly cared for and supported, and by fighting for fair compensated. Call (888) 394-1174 to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Sexual Abuse Attorney in Long Beach, CA for a Free Consultation
Michael D. Waks is an accomplished sexual abuse lawyer with decades of experience overseeing personal injury claims. He is genuinely passionate about helping the injured and their loved ones.
Long Beach sexual assault attorney Michael D. Waks will aggressively protect your rights. He knows how often victims are blamed in these cases, and he will passionately fight for your interests and the maximum compensation you deserve.
To arrange your free consultation, contact our office at (888) 394-1174. You can reach us at any time—including after hours and on weekends.