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This breach of trust not only causes physical harm but can also lead to a lifetime of psychological distress. 

But can you sue a chiropractor for these actions? To put it briefly, yes, you can. However, you need a reliable attorney by your side.

Silva Injury Law helps victims get justice after events like sexual harassment by a chiropractor. Call our firm to learn about your legal options and see if you qualify for compensation.

Understanding Your Rights Under California Law

You may feel helpless and alone due to a chiropractor’s inappropriate behavior, but justice is possible. California law recognizes the severity of these acts and provides avenues for victims to hold the chiropractor accountable. 

Right to Report the Crime

You can notify the police of the sexual assault. This is an important step, regardless of whether you pursue a civil lawsuit. Reporting the crime allows law enforcement to investigate and potentially hold the perpetrator accountable. The chiropractor faces up to four years in prison and significant fines if found guilty. Additionally, a police report can serve as crucial evidence in your civil case, documenting the details of the assault.

Right to Seek Civil Damages

California law allows you to file a civil lawsuit to recover compensation for the harm you’ve endured. Depending on how the assault occurred, you can file a claim against the chiropractor, their employer, or another liable party. 

If you win or settle your claim, you can recover damages for:  

  • Medical bills, 
  • Therapy costs, 
  • Lost wages, and 
  • Pain and suffering.

These are only a few examples of the damages available after sexual harassment by a chiropractor. Speak with Silva Injury Law to discover the value of your claim. 

How to Seek Justice After a Sexual Assault

The path to healing after a sexual assault is a personal one. Take time to heal and compose yourself. Once you feel ready, consider following these steps to hold your perpetrator accountable:

Report the Incident

Notify all relevant organizations about the assault, such as the local police department and the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Doing so puts the proper authorities on notice and can stop future harm. Doing this as soon as possible is essential to ensure that evidence can be collected and preserved. 

Seek Medical Attention

Regardless of the severity of your physical injuries, getting a medical evaluation is essential.  A medical professional can document any injuries and provide necessary treatment. These medical records can be crucial evidence in your civil case, as they establish the date of the assault and any physical consequences you suffered.

Document Everything

Keep detailed records of all interactions related to the incident, including conversations with medical professionals, law enforcement, and your attorney. While this may be difficult, try to write down the details of the assault as soon as possible. Include details like the date, time, location, and what happened. 

If you have any physical evidence, such as torn clothing or blood stains, preserve them. Do not wash any clothes you wore during the assault. This evidence will help link the chiropractor to the assault, strengthening your claim. 

Hire an Attorney

Having an experienced lawyer on your side can make a significant difference in navigating the legal process. Look for an attorney with a record of successful outcomes in sexual assault cases, particularly those involving sexual harassment by a chiropractor. They will understand the complexities of these situations and know how to build a strong case. 

Why Choose Silva Injury Law

You deserve to have an experienced and compassionate legal team by your side. Our firm understands the unique challenges victims face in pursuing justice after a sexual assault. We are ready to be your advocate and will do all we can to hold the chiropractor accountable. 

Here’s why we’re the right choice for you:

  • Proven track record. We have a reputation for successfully handling sexual assault cases, including against medical professionals.
  • Compassionate approach. Our lawyers understand the emotional toll of sexual assault and are committed to treating you with respect and sensitivity.
  • Relentless pursuit of justice. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial damages you’ve suffered.
  • No fees unless we win. Our firm offers a contingency fee arrangement, so you won’t pay a dime unless we secure a successful outcome in your case.

Let Silva Injury Law fight for you. Call our firm today to schedule your free consultation. 

Don’t Wait to File Your Claim

In California, there’s a statute of limitations that sets a time limit to file a civil claim of sexual assault. This window typically starts from the date of the assault or when you discover injuries. Generally, adults have ten years from the assault or three years from discovering emotional injury. 

While this may seem like ample time, it’s best to take legal action as soon as possible. If you miss the filing deadline, the judge may dismiss your claim. Moreover, evidence may become more challenging to gather the longer you wait.

Speak with a California Sexual Assault Lawyer

If you’ve been sexually assaulted by a chiropractor, don’t hesitate to seek help. Silva Injury Law is here to support you and help you seek the justice you deserve. Our record of success speaks for itself, with millions of dollars in compensation collected for victims over the last two decades.

Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case in complete confidence.

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