Are You the Victim of Sexual Abuse? You May Be Able to Pursue Compensation

Sexual Abuse Attorney in Los Angeles

Compassionate Counsel & Aggressive Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Assault Nationwide

Sexual abuse is a devastating experience and a burden that many bear in silence. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system does not always succeed in punishing the offender, causing their victims to live in fear and pain.

In cases where the American justice system fails, or even when it succeeds, a sexual abuse attorney can intervene on behalf of the victim and pursue a civil claim against the offender and any other parties that may be held liable for compensation.

KMD Law represents clients on a contingency fee basis; if we don’t win, you won’t pay a single cent. Call our Los Angeles sexual abuse lawyer at (833) 456-3529 to learn more about your options.

  • School District Sexual Assault $139,000,000
  • Sexual Assault of a Minor filed 20+ years after abuse took place. $7,500,000
  • Assault & Battery $7,500,000
  • Sexual Assault $5,000,000
  • STD / Herpes Transmission $3,000,000
  • STD / Herpes Transmission $2,500,000
  • School District Sexual Assault $2,500,000
  • Wrongful Death / Swimming Pool Negligence $2,000,000
  • Sexual Assault $1,900,000
  • Palimony $1,500,000

What Is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse refers to any unwanted sexual contact or behavior that is imposed on someone without their consent. This can include a range of behaviors, from inappropriate touching to sexual assault. Sexual abuse is a serious crime and can have long-lasting physical and emotional effects on the victim.

Some of the different types of sexual abuse include:

  • Sexual assault: Any non-consensual sexual contact or behavior, including rape, forced oral sex, and unwanted touching.
  • Child sexual abuse: Any sexual activity with a child, including fondling, oral sex, and penetration.
  • Incest: Sexual contact between family members, such as siblings or parent and child.
  • Sexual harassment: Unwanted sexual advances or conduct in the workplace or other settings.
  • Human trafficking: The recruitment, transportation, or harboring of individuals for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
  • Sexual exploitation: The manipulation or coercion of someone for sexual purposes, such as pornography or prostitution.
  • Sexual grooming: The process of building a relationship with a child or vulnerable person in order to gain their trust and prepare them for sexual abuse.
  • Non-consensual pornography: Sharing intimate images or videos without someone's consent, also known as "revenge porn".

Sexual abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. It can occur in different settings, such as in the home, school, workplace, or within an intimate relationship.

Take a look at further resources for sexual assault and abuse survivors here.
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Seek Compensation to Aid in Your Recovery

While financial compensation could never make up for the gravity of the crime, it can be used to help the victim move forward from the situation with some financial security. At KMD Law, we are passionate advocates for those who have been taken advantage of by an abuser and by the justice system. With decades of experience, our Los Angeles sexual abuse attorney can fight to achieve justice on behalf of assault victims.

Knowledgeable Advocacy for Victims

Survivors of assault or sexual abuse face emotional and physical hardship — let KMD Law shoulder your legal burden so you can focus on recovery. We fight for your rights, holding abusers accountable for their actions and preventing assault from happening to others. Throughout the legal process, we prioritize and protect your privacy.

Contact our firm to discuss your situation.

What To Do If You've Been Sexually Abused

If you have been abused sexually, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. If you are injured or in danger, call 911 as soon as you can.
  • Find a safe place. If you don’t feel safe, reach out to someone you trust to help you relocate to a secure location.
  • Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-4673. A trained member can help direct you to a health care facility that cares for sexual assault survivors and answer any of your questions.
  • Report the crime. You can tell a medical professional that you wish to report the crime, contact your local police station, or visit campus law enforcement if you are in college.
  • Get in touch with an attorney. Having a legal advocate on your side from the beginning is important. A sexual abuse attorney can help you evaluate your case and provide you with advice as you move forward.

How A Lawyer Can Help With Your Sexual Abuse Case

A lawyer who specializes in representing victims of sexual abuse can provide invaluable assistance in pursuing legal action against the perpetrator and seeking compensation for damages. This can include:

  • Providing legal advice
  • Investigating the case
  • Representing you in court
  • Protecting your privacy
  • Providing emotional support

Hear From Some of Our Past Clients

  • "When I decided to sue an institution that meant so much to me, I was confused and saddened. Keith and everyone at KMD Law were so patient and understanding. I finally feel vindicated and listened to. I could not have made a better choice in a lawyer." - Ilona W.
  • "My counselor raped me after convincing me to trust him. It nearly ruined my life. Until I took charge and fought back. I could not be happier with my decision to hire KMD Law. They guided me through the legal and emotional challenges of going up against a billion-dollar institution. We took them down! Now finally I can begin to move on." - Krystal T.


Sexual Abuse & Assault FAQs

Get Answers From Our Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Lawyer
  • Q:What kind of damages can I recover in a sexual abuse case?

    A:Victims of sexual abuse can recover a variety of damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

  • Q:Will I have to testify in court?

    A:While testifying in court can be intimidating, it is often necessary to present a strong case. Your lawyer will be there to guide you through the process and provide support.

  • Q:Can I still file a claim if the perpetrator has not been charged with a crime?

    A:Yes, you can still file a claim even if the perpetrator has not been charged with a crime. The burden of proof in a civil case is lower than in a criminal case, and you may be able to recover damages even if the perpetrator is not convicted.

  • Q:What is the statute of limitations for sexual assault claims in California?

    A:In California, and in every state across the country, there are statutes of limitations concerning civil lawsuits for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The limitations and the laws that control when and where you can file a claim based on sexual impropriety are seemingly changing every day. Under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.16, sexual assault victims over the age of 18 have 10 years from the date of the assault to pursue a civil action. As of 2020, victims who were under the age of 18 at the time of the abuse have until their 40th birthday or 5 years from the date they discover their emotional trauma is related to childhood sexual abuse to file. State law also grants a three-year grace period for civil claims that were previously barred under the old statute of limitations. Don’t assume that because the abuse occurred years, even decades ago, that you cannot file a claim. We have recovered millions for our clients for events that happened as much as 30 years ago.

  • Q:Is it worth pursuing my case when it seems like so many walk free?

    A:Many sexual abuse cases are settled before a lawsuit is officially filed, so you may not even have to face your assailant directly. However, it is entirely up to you to determine whether you are mentally and emotionally prepared for the possibility of facing your assailant in court. Sexual abuse can happen anywhere, by anyone. We've represented clients who have been assaulted by celebrities, executives and producers in the entertainment industry, coworkers, bosses, and more.

  • Q:What Is the California Victim Compensation Board?

    A:The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) is a state agency that provides financial assistance to eligible victims of sexual assault and abuse in addition to other violent crimes. The agency was established in 1965 and is funded by fines and penalties imposed on criminal offenders, as well as federal grants. CalVCB provides financial assistance to victims and their families for expenses related to the crime, including medical and dental treatment, mental health services, funeral and burial expenses, income loss, and relocation. The agency also provides reimbursement for property damage or loss resulting from a crime. Certain types of crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault, have no time limit for filing an application. The goal of CalVCB is to help ease the financial burden on victims and their families and provide support during a difficult time. A Los Angeles sexual abuse attorney from our firm can help determine if you are eligible to recover compensation through this program, in addition to other forms of compensation.

Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors

Enduring a traumatic event such as sexual assault comes with many long-term challenges, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and flashbacks. While the recovery road for sexual assault survivors is a very long one, there is help that they can find along the way.

National Organizations in Support of Sexual Assault Survivors

Survivors of sexual assault may not immediately be ready to speak out against their perpetrator or name them to authorities. However, knowing they have options to encourage them to talk about their experience can help them heal and give them the courage to speak out.

Here is a list of national organizations that help many survivors get the support they need with privacy and discretion.

Supporting Your Loved One Who is a Survivor

When a loved one is ready to speak up about their experience with sexual assault, knowing how to show you support them is critical to their healing journey. Let them know you believe them and don’t share what they’ve told you with others. You were told because they trust you. Breaking the trust can make them more vulnerable and can hinder their recovery.

Related Article: How to Lend Support to a Sexual Assault Survivor

Getting Legal Help After Sexual Assault

The physical, emotional, and psychological pain that survivors of sexual assault endure is unimaginable. The overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt, and worry that they will not be believed are the most common reasons survivors stay silent and feel discouraged about speaking out against their perpetrators.

At KMD Law, we understand the challenges survivors face and are here to help you tell your story when you are ready. We believe you and are we are here to support you and guide you through every step of the process.

We are prepared to defend your right to seek compensation. Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to learn your rights.


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