Booth Law is not a fender bender law-firm. We focus on the difficult, life-altering cases; cases that may take years to litigate, but ones that need to be litigated because ALL perpetrators need to be held accountable — including those institutions that believe themselves to be above the law.
Because we focus on cases in which companies or institutional third parties are involved, we are unable to take on all types of sexual assault cases. That said, perpetrators must be held accountable, and there are resources to help victims recover and move forward.
Please contact us to help you evaluate if you have a viable lawsuit. If a lawsuit is not a good fit for your case, the information below will be helpful.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a sexual assault, then contacting the authorities and starting a criminal investigation should be a priority. Once that has been done, all victims of violent crime, including sexual assault, may apply for compensation through the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP).
CalVCP is a fantastic safety net program that is designed to cover those expenses that are not covered by medical insurance, disability insurance, or any employee benefits program. Examples of benefits they cover include:
- Income loss
- House security measures
- Job retraining
- Medical and dental treatment
- Mental health services
- Service dog and training
In many cases, the courts will require the perpetrators of sexual abuse to pay restitution to their victims. If you are having trouble collecting that restitution, then CalVCP also offers an effective restitution recovery program to ensure you or your loved one collect all payments owed.
While Booth Law can’t take on every case, we do want to see every victim of sexual assault get the legal justice they deserve and the financial recompensation they need to heal. CalVCB is an excellent state resource that offers assistance to all victims regardless of whether a civil lawsuit is possible in their case. Visit CalVCB online or call 1-800-777-9229 for more information.