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How Sexual Abuse Can Be Proven In a Personal Injury Case?

Sexual abuse is one of the most unforgivable acts a person can perform, leaving the victim dealing with the aftermath including the physical and emotional pain. This is a situation in which many victims fail to come forward out of fear and because they feel nothing will come of it.

For many of those affected, there should be justice sought, but in order to seek compensation, there needs to be a way to prove that the events did occur. Proving sexual abuse can seem difficult, but having a strong lawyer can help you compile the evidence you need.

Things to Look Out For

Unfortunately, unless immediately reported, there’s not much physical evidence to go on when proving someone was a victim of sexual assault. Luckily, there are other things that could help in the matters when pursuing civil justice.

Some of the things that can be done is gathering the right information and identify what signs may indicate a victim. Such information could include the victim’s recollection of the event, what they may have noticed about the attacker, and any changes in behavior from before the abuse to after.

A lawyer may be able to help understand whether there are elements of trauma or fear stemming from the event, and look at items such as text communication and more. These can be helpful in showing how the individual has been impacted by the event.

There may be other important items to consider, including a police report should the victim report the sexual abuse to the proper authorities. When criminal action has been taken against the accuser, it can help in the civil action as well.

At The Matiasic Firm, our San Francisco sexual abuse lawyers work to help our clients seek the outcome they deserve. We understand how trying and difficult this time can be for anyone affected. As such, we handle each case with the care and sensitivity it deserves.

You can count on us to put your best interests forward, serving as a beacon of hope and guiding you through the entire process from start to finish.

Call our legal team today at (415) 858-6692.

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