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Santa Barbara Sexual Abuse Lawyers

We Fight for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Santa Barbara

Even though California offers strong legal protections to plaintiffs in rape and sexual assault cases, too many people—including children—are attacked or taken advantage of by predators. This can cause lasting trauma, which may later present as mental illness or as a substance abuse disorder, among others. Every survivor deserves to have their story heard and, more than that, deserves full recompense from their abuser. No amount of money can change what happened to you—but it can help you gain back what you have lost.

Our lawyers are tough in the courtroom, but compassionate in client meetings. We are here to support you in this difficult time as you seek to hold your abuser accountable so you can move on with the life they disrupted.

We provide free, confidential consultations for sexual abuse survivors. Contact us onlineor call (805) 628-4967 to schedule yours.

Sexual Assault Affects Many Americans

If you have been sexually abused or assaulted, you are not alone. The US Department of Justice estimates that someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes, meaning over 200,000 Americans aged 12 or above face sexual violence every year. California has higher reporting rates than the national average; 86% of women and 53% of men in California are affected by sexual harassment or assault at some point in their lives.

If you are one of these people, you are not alone. We understand how hard it can be to talk about what you’ve gone through, especially with the media placing those who do come forward under close scrutiny during a difficult and emotional time. Our team is professional and sensitive to your needs, and we will provide fierce advocacy on your behalf.

Why Sue for Damages After a Crime?

Sexual abuse and assault are prosecuted by criminal courts, but the aim of those cases is to punish the perpetrator and keep others safe. Regardless of the victim’s feelings on the outcome of criminal trials, the process does not provide material help for survivors. We are dedicated to helping anyone who has suffered in this way start their journey of recovery.

Civil courts also have a lower standard of proof than criminal courts. Even if a jury failed to convict an abuser, a judge or jury in a civil courtroom may find them legal liable and assess financial penalties. You may receive restitution for the harm you endured due to the perpetrator’s actions. Plaintiffs often request compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Relocation costs
  • Legal fees
  • And more

If you believe other people were partially responsible for the assault—for instance, someone knew what was happening but didn’t step in to help, or an employer failed to conduct a background check—you may bring claims against them as well for their negligence or willful inaction.

I’m Not Sure I Want to Go to Court Again

Sexual assault is traumatic and being forced to relive your experiences in civil court can be extremely difficult. As we mentioned, civil claims have a lower standard of proof than criminal claims. If you have strong evidence of the assault, you may not even have to take your case to court. Often, civil lawsuits are settled before a trial, with the plaintiff and defendant agreeing on a sum for damages.

Talk to Our Experienced Sexual Abuse Lawyers in Santa Barbara

Our team at Crane Flores, LLP has more than 50 years of experience negotiating settlements and litigating cases in throughout California. We don’t give up until our clients get the compensation they deserve, which is why we’ve helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injury and sexual abuse cases. If you feel depressed, hopeless, or powerless because of what’s happened to you, know that we are here for you 24/7.

Speak to one of our lawyers by calling (805) 628-4967 or reach out online to schedule a confidential consultation.

We Get Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • $125 Million Car Accident With Paralysis
  • $7 Million Police Shooting in the City of Oxnard
  • $3 Million Shooting in the City of Santa Paula
  • $3 Million Cervical Fusion Settlement
  • $2 Million Pedestrian vs Auto
  • $1 Million Tractor Accident With Arm Injury
  • $1 Million Fusion Back Surgery
  • $1 Million Auto Accident Requiring Outpatient Discectomy Back Surgery
  • $900 Thousand Auto Accident Requiring Outpatient Discectomy Back Surgery
  • $500 Thousand Fall in Parking Lot With Wrist and Knee Surgery
  • $475 Thousand Auto Accident With Knee Surgery
  • $450 Thousand Slip and Fall Requiring Shoulder Surgery
  • $410 Thousand Auto Accident With Soft Tissue Injuries With No Surgery
  • $400 Thousand Product Liability Knee Injury
  • $300 Thousand Dog Attack With Bites to Arms
  • $225 Thousand Slip and Fall at Retail Store With Knee Surgery

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • CA Top 10 US Verdicts 2016
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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