Should I Sue?

As the statistics show, very few cases of sexual assault are reported to the police. Whether or not criminal charges have been brought against the abuser, a survivor of sexual assault is entitled to sue their attacker and anyone who may have been in a position to stop or prevent the abuse. Many survivors find that bringing a civil lawsuit forms part of a constructive healing process. They find it empowering; it allows them to take control over their future. It can be a means to obtain funds for therapy, education, or other improvements in their lives.

Unlike criminal proceedings, where a survivor is merely a witness for the crown and has no control over the process, in a civil case the survivor/plaintiff has a great deal of control over how the case is conducted. It is important to seek legal advice from a lawyer who has experience with such cases.

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