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Sexual Assault Injury Attorney in Santa Clarita

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Sexual assault is a crime, punishable in California by prison time, steep fines, and probation. However, separate from any criminal prosecution, victims of sexual assault may take civil action against the perpetrator to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Sexual assault is incredibly traumatic and often leaves the victim dealing with unexpected medical costs (including therapy expenses), as well as physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. If you are the victim of sexual assault, you do not have to suffer these costs on your own.

Attorney Barry Edzant of the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant is a seasoned Santa Clarita sexual assault injury lawyer with over 25 years of legal experience. Our firm is dedicated to helping victims of heinous crimes seek the full recovery they are owed. We understand that no amount of financial compensation can make up for what you have been through; however, it can allow you the ability to begin the healing process without added financial burdens.

Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant at 661-222-9929 if you or a loved one has suffered a sexual assault in Santa Clarita or elsewhere in Los Angeles County. Our personal injury lawyer can help.

How These Types of Claims Work

Often, sexual assault injury cases are brought under the legal theory of “intentional infliction of emotional distress” and/or “assault and battery.” Typically, in California, victims of sexual assault have only two years from the date of the incident to bring a civil claim. However, the state recognizes that when the victim is a minor, trauma can prevent him/her from bringing a claim in this time period. Therefore, if the victim was under the age of 18 when the sexual assault took place, he/she has either eight years after turning 18 to file a claim or three years after learning the cause of his/her injuries to file a claim, whichever comes first.

The process of filing a personal injury claim following a sexual assault is both emotionally difficult and legally complex. You may have already dealt with or are currently dealing with criminal proceedings against the perpetrator. Having an attorney on your side to help you navigate the personal injury process is crucial to the outcome of your case.

Reach Out to Our Firm Today

At the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant, we provide compassionate, personalized legal representation for victims of sexual assault throughout Los Angeles County. Because we are a small firm, we are able to provide our clients with the level of care and attention they deserve. This, coupled with Attorney Barry Edzant’s decades of legal experience, makes our firm well-positioned to serve as an aggressive advocate for the wrongfully injured.

When investigating your case, we look at all parties involved. In addition to the perpetrator, a third party—such as a school, daycare, or medical facility—may be liable for your injuries. We leave no stone unturned in our efforts to help you secure the maximum compensation you are owed.

Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant at 661-222-9929 if you or a loved one has suffered a sexual assault in Santa Clarita or elsewhere in Los Angeles County. Our personal injury lawyer can help.

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