Many people prefer to use a private stylist for their hair and beauty treatments. This choice could involve going to the stylist’s private office or having the stylist visit their home. But whichever venue is selected, the services are provided in a private setting with no other customers or staff present. And sadly, that can be the ideal setting for a predator to take advantage of the circumstances and sexually abuse the unsuspecting client.
In some cases, the sexual assault is blatant and violent. However, many predators start with slight brushing against the victim, unwanted touching, and less abusive contact. But when the clients question the acts or tell the aggressor to stop, they never comply. And because the setting is very private and there are no witnesses, the victim often worries that they have no way to defend themselves or stop the predator. And even worse, after the event, they might even begin to wonder if they were assaulted or if the acts were somehow their fault.
Everyone needs to understand that saying no to a sexual advance is always their right. And when another person refuses to stop their sexual actions, they have crossed a line and are taking part in illegal sexual assault. If you or a loved one has suffered this frightening and very upsetting event, the dedicated and caring team at DTLA Law Group is here to provide the information and guidance you need. In addition, we understand the sensitive and emotional nature of this kind of attack and abuse. We pledge to do everything that we can to ensure you get the justice and compensation that is owed to you for the private stylist sexual assault that you suffered.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with DTLA Law Group as soon as possible to request a free consultation with a seasoned and successful private stylist sexual assault lawyer. They will discuss the event details and provide you with an evaluation of the legal merit of your claim and how to move forward with a private stylist sexual assault lawsuit. We can be reached 24/7, so please get in touch with our experts to begin the recovery process and overcome the challenges caused by this traumatic and unforgivable event.
Understanding What Is Legally Defined As Sexual Assault
Many victims, including men, women, and children, are unaware of a clear definition of sexual assault. They fear that though they feel violated, what they were subjected to might not be legally considered sexual assault. So they fail to contact the sexual assault lawyers at DTLA Law Group, thinking they do not want to recount or relive the trauma of their assault. If you are unsure you have reason to contact DTLA Law Group regarding a sexual assault by a private stylist, please carefully read the following legal definition of sexual assault according to the United States Department of Justice.
Any non-consensual sex act is considered to be sexual assault. In addition, this definition covers an event when the victim is incapable of consent, such as when inebriated or unconscious. Specific acts that are considered sex crimes include:
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- Sexual abuse
- Statutory rape
- Sexual harassment in the workplace
- Unwanted touching or groping
- Any forced act of sex
Sadly, many people, both male and female, feel shame, humiliation, and anger after being sexually assaulted. They also can worry that they are to blame for the incident. In many cases, the victim will tell the aggressor to stop, and when they do not, the victim feels responsible that they could not make the attacker stop. In addition, after the sexual assault, many victims find that their attacker denied doing anything wrong. So, any private stylish sexual assault victim needs to seek the expert legal guidance of the professionals at DTLA Law Group to fully understand their rights after a sexual assault. We can be reached 24/7 to schedule a free consultation to gain a better understanding of the legal definition of sexual assault and understand how to proceed with a private stylish sexual assault lawsuit.
What Is The Possible Value Of A Private Stylish Sexual Assault Lawsuit Claim?
The expert private stylist sexual assault lawyers at DTLA Law Group understand that no amount of money can eliminate the feelings, fear, and humiliation you might feel after being the victim of a private stylist sexual assault. However, our team understands that you can face many challenges and financial hardships after this traumatic event. And there is no reason you should be paying for them when they were caused by someone else’s illegal act.
Our legal staff will work closely with you to evaluate and compile all your allowable expenses to include in your private stylist sexual assault lawsuit claim. The costs that are commonly included in these claims are:
- All current and future medical expenses related to injuries, harm, or trauma related to the sexual assault
- Your lost income if the injuries or trauma from the sexual assault prevents you from working
- The value of any personal property that was damaged or destroyed during the attack
- Legal fees and expenses from DTLA Law Group to prepare, file, and litigate your private stylist sexual assault lawsuit
In cases with extensive injuries or extended trauma, seeking additional compensation for your pain and suffering is common. This amount does not come from any documentation or expenses you incur. Instead, your DTLA Law Group private stylist sexual assault lawyer will help you determine a fair and reasonable amount based on previous cases they have handled. The final item that sexual assault victims can claim is punitive damages. These dollar amounts are not always granted by the court but can be partially or fully granted based on the court’s view of the issues and damage caused by the aggressor’s sexual assault.
Steps To Take After Suffering A Private Stylist Sexual Assault
After suffering a sexual assault, it is very understandable that you would never want to think of that horrific event again, let alone discuss it with a stranger. However, it is critical to take a few steps to ensure your safety and gather information that could help you get the compensation you deserve for the acts you endured. So be sure to:
- Seek a complete medical evaluation to determine any injuries caused by the sexual assault and have them treated as quickly as possible – this documentation can also be used to demonstrate your injuries to the court and verify the assault
- Contact a friend or family member if you are afraid or uncomfortable being alone during this time
- Reach out to DTLA Law Group as quickly as possible to understand your rights as a sexual assault victim and to request your free consultation with a private stylist sexual assault lawyer to know if you have grounds for a sexual assault lawsuit
Our staff understands how difficult it could be to take these steps after suffering a sexual assault by someone you trusted. However, we ask that you find the courage to make the call to our office so that we can help you overcome the hardships, nightmares, and financial issues this awful event could create.
When To File A Private Stylist Sexual Assault Lawsuit
According to the Statute of Limitations, you have two years from the date of the sexual assault to file your claim with the court against the private stylist. If the case is not filed with the court in that time, you will typically lose the right to seek any compensation for losses or expenses created by the sexual assault. However, contacting DTLA Law Group as rapidly as possible after the event is a wise choice. The sooner we begin to prepare and litigate your claim, the faster you can start to process and overcome the challenges and trauma of your sexual assault and know that justice has been served.
You Deserve The Best California Private Stylist Sexual Assault Lawyer
First, the entire staff at DTLA Law Group wants you to know how deeply sorry we are that you have suffered a sexual assault. And we pledge to do everything in our power to see you get the justice you deserve for all you endured. And that begins with us handling your private stylist sexual assault lawsuit without charging any upfront legal fees or expenses. We even cover the cost of filing the case with the court on your behalf. And we only get paid for our work and reimbursed for expenses after securing the settlement or verdict you deserve for suffering a sexual assault.
Finally, you owe us nothing if we fail to win your case. We would never hold our clients financially responsible for our failure. Not only does this policy provide you the comfort of no added bills for legal fees, but it demonstrates our confidence in the ability of our team to win each case we litigate.
Please know that after all you have suffered through, you are no longer alone in facing the predator who sexually assaulted you. The team at DTLA Law Group is here to ensure that your voice is heard and that justice is served. We will be with you every step of the way as you work to overcome this event’s trauma and protect the rights of others who could fall prey to the same private stylist. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to begin your healing journey.