Sexual molestation causes significant lifelong consequences that impact self-esteem, emotional development, sexual development and other psychological traits. The experience of your attorney is vitally important to your case against a sexual abuser or an institution that allowed the conditions for the sexual abuse to take place.
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, our partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience pursuing sexual abuse and molestation cases. We serve victims of sexual abuse throughout Northern and Southern California from offices in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Our attorneys understand the very sensitive nature of these cases and are accustomed to compassionately serving our clients while aggressively pursuing complex cases involving:
- Molestation by clergy
- Molestation by a coach
- Molestation at a school or day care
- Molestation by a scout leader
We are experienced at bringing cases against abusers, schools, athletic organizations, scout organizations, religious groups, government entities, health professionals, health care institutions and others. Our attorneys understand the long-term effects of abuse on a child and help you bring a claim.
Our law firm has obtained more than $140 million in verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases throughout the state. We can help you understand the scope of your case. Contact us today at 800-652-6137 toll free. We offer free initial consultations and pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Who May Sue For Sexual Abuse/Molestation?
Statutes of limitations exist, but adults and children — male and female — may file lawsuits if they have been sexually abused by another person, including family members and members of the same sex. For more information, please see our Sexual Abuse FAQ.
Sexual abuse under California law depends on the circumstances and age of participants. Sexual touching, consensual or nonconsensual, may qualify as abuse under certain circumstances such as sexual contact with a minor, mentally incompetent person, health care patient or therapeutic patient.
In most cases, however, the plaintiff must establish nonconsensual sexual contact. If you have been touched in an intimate place under unwanted or unwelcome circumstances, please contact us today.
Proving Sexual Molestation | Proving Mental And Emotional Damages
In proving the molestation took place, factors such as showing the act was not consensual, establishing the relationship between the accused perpetrator and the victim, and establishing the credibility of the plaintiff are critical. Testimony of witnesses and physical evidence of sexual abuse or resistance will be important for proving the severity of the molestation and establishing damages.
We work with expert witnesses, including highly reputable psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors and nurses who are familiar with the examinations of sexual abuse victims and establishing the value of damages and future treatment.
All discussions about your case are confidential at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP.
Our personal injury lawyers will carefully and thoroughly analyze your particular case and collaborate with expert witnesses as necessary. Even if there were no witnesses to the sexual abuse that you suffered, we may still be able to prove liability in several ways. If we take on your case, we will pursue damages for:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress
- Punitive damages to punish the perpetrator
Gain Confidence With Our Walnut Creek-Area Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, today at 800-652-6137 toll free to speak with an L.A.-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based sexual molestation lawyer.