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Sexual abuse is a deeply traumatic experience that can have long-lasting effects on survivors, impacting their physical and emotional well-being. In California, reported incidences of sexual harassment are 5 percent higher for women and 10 percent higher for men than the national average, according to a joint study conducted by the Center for Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Survivors of sexual abuse often face significant challenges in seeking justice and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions. At Feher Law, we understand the courage it takes for victims to come forward and seek justice after experiencing such trauma. We are dedicated to providing compassionate support and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual abuse in Los Angeles County.

If you or someone you love has been a victim in Torrance, California, you do not have to face the legal process alone. Our team is here to provide you with the skilled legal representation you need to seek justice and reclaim your power.

Why Choose Us for Sexual Abuse Litigation in Torrance

When seeking legal representation for, selecting the right law firm is paramount. At Feher Law, we stand out for the following reasons:

Proven Track Record of Success

We have a proven track record of handling sexual harassment cases, as demonstrated by our landmark victories. In Whipple vs. U.S. Metro, we achieved a significant $2,700,000 verdict in Van Nuys. This case exposed the appalling negligence of U.S. Metro Group, who knowingly permitted a janitorial manager to access work sites late at night, leading to the assault of a minor. Our success in this case not only delivered justice for the victim but also ensured accountability for the perpetrators’ reprehensible actions.

Litigation and Trial Experience

As seasoned litigators, we handle every aspect of your case, from filing to trial. Our extensive experience makes us fully prepared to represent you in court if necessary, ensuring that you receive the rightful compensation you deserve.

Compassionate Approach

We recognize the emotional and physical toll injuries can have on individuals and their families. Our Torrance personal injury lawyers provide empathetic guidance and support throughout the legal process, prioritizing your well-being and seeking to alleviate your burdens during this challenging time.

Premier Legal Representation

As a leading personal injury firm, we offer unparalleled expertise and personalized attention to all victims. When you choose us, you select a dedicated team committed to advocating for your rights and securing compensation.

CASE RESULTS

RESULTS FROM OUR MOST RECENT CASES


Meet Our Dedicated Team of Sexual Abuse Attorneys

We are deeply committed to providing exceptional legal services, especially in sexual harassment matters. Our team not only possesses extensive expertise but also demonstrates genuine empathy and an unwavering dedication to fighting for the rights of individuals affected by sexual harassment.

Equipped with a thorough understanding of sexual harassment laws, we ensure that each case receives the utmost attention and expert guidance, aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Below, you’ll find testimonials from clients who entrusted us with their cases and experienced the difference our world-class legal representation can make.

Jimmy TurciosJimmy Turcios ★★★★★ Thanks you Law firm is Helpful. One of Gizi Bilingual workers helped me very Good. They keep the Questions understandable and Very Simple to Reply. Your office Law firm is a 10 Rating.Ronald StayerRonald Stayer ★★★★★ I want to tell you these people jump through hoops too take care of you !! They call you and or text you every step of the way making sure you receive the best care and check on you too ensure your doing well they strive to be the best at what they do to protect you !!! They are there for you 24/7 I want to thank everyone at the office of Feher law firmRon sAria FadakarAria Fadakar ★★★★★ Tom Feher and his team are excellent litigators and trial attorneys. I’ve had the privilege of working with them side by side on multiple cases. As a result of that, I have seen the inner workings of how they plan, prepare, and execute. Above being attorneys, they know how to blend law and business while also staying personable and authentic to their clients and audience. Being personable is what gets your clients to trust you and a jury to like you. Since Tom and his team know how to be personable while practicing the rigid elements of law, they are able to get strong verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Also, you can’t fake authenticity. A jury can read an inauthentic person from a mile away. That’s why Tom and his team can deliver. Strong legal minds, personable, and authentic.Madelin MachadoMadelin Machado ★★★★★ Their office diligently assisted in a stressful situation by handling the case from beginning to end. Made a bad situation better as I focused on myself instead, highly recommend their firm.luis miguel orozcoluis miguel orozco ★★★★★ I spoke to Gizy and she provided attentive, and expeditious service, thanks to the information I received from her ,I did resolved my legal issue I had, I would definitely ask for legal advice from them, sincerely thank you.Sophie E.Sophie E. ★★★★★ This is the A team you want in your corner.Raul AguilarRaul Aguilar ★★★★★ Excellent service, on time, friendly, respectful 100% recommended thank you for your serviceJ VJ V ★★★★★ The people there are nice and they are motivated.Miguel Alvarado-MartinezMiguel Alvarado-Martinez ★★★★★ ✅Staff is Professional.✅Knows client needs.✅Detailed✅Proven Client Satisfaction record. ✅Patient & understanding (care assessment).✅Will perform extraordinary task for client.sandra castillosandra castillo ★★★★★ This firm is so special to our hearts. They kept us updated on our case and were so supportive to our situation. We recommend this firm. We really appreciate all the hard work they did for us!!!Moi LozanoMoi Lozano ★★★★★ Searching for legal help on the web, and to communicate back and forth while on the go is very convenient for anyone.Natalia LacerdaNatalia Lacerda ★★★★★ I want to express my gratitude for the amazing support from Feher Law. The professionalism, attention, and care are outstanding. At every step and in every detail, you can always count on them. Their team is incredible and helps you understand all your questions and concerns. I highly recommend them, best law firm in Los Angeles. Thank you Feher Law.OscarOscar ★★★★★ First I would like to thank Frank and his team for the outstanding service. Communication was on point. Frank always kept me updated throughout the case. I was in a car accident and I chose Feher Law to represent me, I highly recommend them to anybody that needs to be represented. Don’t think twice about it ! Thank you Frank and thank you Feher law !Eric GarciaEric Garcia ★★★★★ After getting rear ended in a really bad Car Accident, I was Referred to Feher Law. Tom, and his team have payed full attention to the details of my case. They have represented me throughout the process of my injury, recovery, and total compensation. They update me on all my appointments, checking in on me to see how I’m feeling, and consistently showing there support, and professionalism. There top notch representation always has my best interest in mind. There great efforts, and service gives me piece of mind.I will refer This Law Firm to all my family, and friends.Eli WillEli Will ★★★★★ They are very professional n make you feel happy with your decision of choosing themMiguel BeltranMiguel Beltran ★★★★★ Thank you for your service, it was a pleasure talking to Gizi. It was very informative about car accidents and the guidance of helping my dad with his employment issue.GMGM ★★★★★ Great place to go to if you're ever in an accident or need assistance in anything. Very professional and are straightforward team. Since the first call with this firm, it was welcoming and easy! I recommend to anyone. Thank you Feher Law Firm!Christopher OrozcoChristopher Orozco ★★★★★ Coolest and straightforward team as well as lawyer. They are less intimidating than the corporate one. To anyone who is shy or scared, I highly recommend contacting them. Just talking of whatever situation you are in, they listen and even guide you in your thoughts. The whole team treats you as a person and not as a robot.Christina HeiligChristina Heilig ★★★★★ It has been a pleasure working with the team at Feher Law. The process has been simple, and I’ve been updated along the way. I appreciate how they’ve taken the complicated parts out of this process and helped me understand what to do during at each step.Amanda GribbleAmanda Gribble ★★★★★ There really are no words to express my thanks and gratitude for not only this firm, but for my case manager Frank Murillo. He has gone above and beyond from our very first interaction all the way until my case was settled. Very personable and professional.Amanda LopezAmanda Lopez ★★★★★ I had an amazing experience with Feher law! The customer service was outstanding, and was exactly what I was looking for. I was so pleased with the service I received from FRANK, he went above and beyond to get me what I deserved. I would definitely recommend them for any auto accident lawyer!!!!Rudy ToledoRudy Toledo ★★★★★ Frank and his team are awesome! I was in a car accident and he helped me greatly! They are point on and professional. I give them 5 stars for a great job! If I need assistance in the future , it will be Frank I will turn to.Horacio MartellHoracio Martell ★★★★★ It’s been a great experience with the help and business of Feher law. They’ve been professional, prompt and patient, and worked hard for me and my sister highly recommend.Erika S.Erika S. ★★★★★ They were efficient and helpful. Thank you!melvin rossmelvin ross ★★★★★ As a result of being rear ended in a car accident, Thomas Feher, Esq.and Mansour Soltanmoradi Esq.of Feher Law, APC, led a team of attorneys to pursue compensation for my injuries. Feher Law’s initial overview of my case not only helped me to better understand its strengths and complexity but provided assurance that my choice was an excellent one for a successful outcome. In addition, it allowed me the opportunity to focus on medical injuries, surgery and personal matters. I was especially pleased with Mansour Soltanmoradi’s regular communication regarding mediation, court preparation updates and personal inquiries regarding my recuperation and well being. The professionalism of Mansour Soltanmoradi’s team, attention to detail and personal concern for me as a client was exceptional. By the way, compensation met expectations and I recommend Feher Law, APC, without reservation …MelChamont CortesChamont Cortes ★★★★★ This Law group was very professional and always kept me updated with legal processes. Sure cases take time but the end result was excellent and they fought for my rights.Erin PriestErin Priest ★★★★★ There was a little pick of a hiccup at the beginning but otherwise they did great. They got me the highest settlement possible. They also helped me out dealing when I had to deal with a horrible doctors office. They were behind me 100%. I would definitely recommend them.Daniel HurtadoDaniel Hurtado ★★★★★ Great service and great representation. I tell you what’s going to happen. I don’t need you wan very great service. I’d recommend this to anyone.Sam NDSam ND ★★★★★ I'm an attorney. I'm writing this review based on my personal experience with Tom and Feher Law. I had the privilege to watch Tom take the lead on many large cases against large corporations and insurance companies.Tom was able to secure so many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, that it is hard to list them all. I was impressed by his skills, composure, compassion, and work ethics. He is responsive, prideful, and beyond skillful.I'm confident that Tom at Feher Law is the perfect attorney to handle all your personal injury cases including car and trucking crashes in Los Angeles and all of California. He has my highest recommendation.Stephanie CowieStephanie Cowie ★★★★★ This is a public note of thanks to the Feher Law group. I was having a very negative experience with another law group and switcher firms based on recommendations from several other professionals. Tom Feher has been honest, supportive, and ethical. The results of my case are far better than expected. This firm is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Believe me when I say that the attorneys are strong advocates for their clients. Thank you!Bonnie CaseyBonnie Casey ★★★★★ The most amazing lawyers and staff! They agreed I had a legitimate case and completely handled every aspect. From initially obtaining video of the incident, statements from those involved, all the way to mediation. The settlement we received was very fair! 5 stars isn’t enough! I highly recommend!Eddie RobinsonEddie Robinson ★★★★★ After getting lied too by another law firm Frank at Feher Law stepped in and took care of my dad and I. We were injured in a road rage accident and his truck was damaged. Frank immediately made the insurance company accept there responsibility and a check was mailed. My medical was paid my dads truck got fixed and we both ended up with cash for our troubles. I'm glad my dad called Feher Law .Cara McReynoldsCara McReynolds ★★★★★ I can not thank Feher Law enough for the hard work and dedication into making a very difficult situation easier to get through. I am also very thankful for the time and understanding each one has put into our case. I would not hesitate to hire them again. 10/10Cassie RCassie R ★★★★★ Very attentive and compassionate team that paid attention to details which produced pleasant results. Very grateful and thankful.Matt MunozMatt Munoz ★★★★★ Toms a Great Guy and will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve!Kathy MotleyKathy Motley ★★★★★ Tom Feher Law was very professional & knowledgeable. I’ve never had to do something like this & they were there for me, supportive, knowledgeable, & most of all patient with my situation. They helped guide me through what was needed & were there with answers to my questions. I would highly recommend them, for not just their professionalism, but explaining everything so that I could understand the legalities of the lawsuit!Mahdi TAVAZOEIMahdi TAVAZOEI ★★★★★ I was directed to Feher Law office by my attorney who took care of me until my surgery was done. I was almost sure that this office must have been qualified but I couldn't confirm it up to the time it is finished.Now, I am so delighted to say thank you to Mr. Feher and every single member of his great team members, for their qualified professional efforts, apart from the abundant financial compensation they sorted out for me.I wish you the best in helping people who need you desperately and hopelessly in their harsh days of life.Megan BravermanMegan Braverman ★★★★★ I’ve known Feher Law since its inception, and would highly recommend anyone that has been injured or has a potential personal injury lawsuit to turn to Feher Law for help. Tom Feher not only has ample experience, but truly cares about his clients. His compassion goes beyond what many lawyers possess. He is also known for getting high dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. I will also add that their staff is friendly, responsive and very helpful.Lawrence FriedlLawrence Friedl ★★★★★ Truly an amazing experience. I had the privilege of being represented by Tom, Shant and everyone else there at the firm. From the first phone call I felt so taken care of, everyone frequently kept in contact with me to keep me up to date and make sure I was well. I’ve got way too much good stuff to say about you guys. I received way more than I would have dreamed that I’d get from my tbi accident. Thank you, sincerely.js_loader

Types of Cases We Handle

Our expertise covers incidents involving minors to those affecting adults in various settings, such as workplaces, educational institutions, public spaces, and private domains. 

This includes but is not limited to the following: 

  • Minors: Often, these acts are perpetrated by individuals in positions of trust, making the legal process even more complex and emotionally challenging.
  • Assault: Encompasses non-consensual sexual acts committed against individuals of any age. These cases require sensitive handling and careful legal strategy to ensure the rights and well-being of survivors are protected throughout the legal process.
  • Sexual Harassment: Particularly prevalent in workplaces and educational institutions. Unwelcome advances, comments, or behavior create a hostile environment for victims, and our team is dedicated to holding perpetrators accountable and seeking justice for those affected.
  • Institutional Abuse: In institutions such as schools, workplaces, and religious organizations, power dynamics can enable exploitation and abuse, making skilled legal representation essential to navigate the complexities of these cases.

Please be rest assured that we understand the sensitivity of these cases and approach them with the utmost care and professionalism.

Relevant Laws in California

One significant law in California addressing sexual harassment is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). FEHA prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace and applies to employers with five or more employees. It defines sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile work environment.

In addition, California Penal Code sections 261 through 269 encompass various offenses related to sexual abuse and assault. For example, Penal Code section 261 defines rape as non-consensual sexual intercourse accomplished by force, fear, or threats. Other sections address crimes such as sexual battery, statutory rape, and lewd acts with a minor.

The legal consequences for perpetrators in California can be severe. Depending on the specific offense, penalties may include imprisonment, fines, registration as a sex offender, and civil liability for damages. Moreover, victims have the right to pursue civil remedies, such as compensation for damages, through the civil court system.

Your Legal Rights as a Sexual Abuse Survivor 

As a survivor of sexual molestation or abuse in California, you possess legal rights designed to safeguard your well-being and facilitate your pursuit of justice:

  1. Right to Report: You can report the abuse to law enforcement authorities, initiating a criminal investigation and potentially leading to charges against the perpetrator.
  2. Right to Pursue Criminal Charges: If the abuse constitutes a crime under California law, you can pursue criminal charges against the perpetrator, resulting in legal consequences such as imprisonment and fines.
  3. Right to Seek Civil Remedies: You can seek civil remedies through a lawsuit against the perpetrator or other responsible parties to obtain compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
  4. Right to Privacy and Confidentiality: Your privacy and confidentiality are protected throughout the legal process, ensuring that your identity and personal information remain confidential.
  5. Right to Support Services: You have access to support services such as counseling and legal assistance, which can aid in coping with the trauma of abuse and navigating the legal system.

Our law office is dedicated to advocating for the rights of abuse survivors and providing sympathetic legal representation. Our experienced attorneys are ready to support you throughout your journey toward justice.

If you’re a victim and need assistance understanding your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a confidential and free consultation.


Compensation Available for Victims

Here are the three categories of damages that may be awarded:

  1. Non-Economic Damages: Compensate you for intangible losses, such as mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium (the inability to enjoy a normal marital relationship).
  2. Economic Damages: Includes expenses such as medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, and any property damage resulting from the incident.
  3. Punitive Damages: Designed to punish the perpetrator for their reprehensible behavior and to serve as a deterrent against future misconduct.

The Legal Process

Here’s an overview of what to expect when getting help from our law firm’s sexual assault attorneys in Torrance: 

  1. Initial Meeting: You meet with their assigned sexual abuse lawyer to discuss their options and share their stories. The attorney assesses the case’s viability and provides guidance.
  2. Investigation: We thoroughly investigate and gather evidence, like witness statements and medical records, to support the your claim.
  3. Filing a Claim: Once enough evidence is gathered, we file a formal complaint or lawsuit on your behalf, initiating the legal process.
  4. Discovery: Both parties exchange information and evidence relevant to the case, including written interrogatories and witness depositions.
  5. Negotiation: Parties attempt to negotiate a settlement before trial, with us advocating for fair compensation and accountability.
  6. Trial: If a settlement is not reached, the case proceeds to trial, where evidence is presented to a judge and jury.
  7. Verdict and Appeal: After the trial, a verdict is delivered. If dissatisfied, either party may choose to appeal the decision.

Throughout the legal process, we will provide support, guidance, and advocacy, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible chance of obtaining justice.

Immediate Actions to Take After the Incident

Taking immediate action is crucial to ensure safety and preserve evidence:

  1. Ensure Safety: If the abuse is ongoing or poses an immediate threat, prioritize your safety by removing yourself from the situation and seeking help from authorities or trusted individuals.
  2. Seek Medical Care: Even with no visible injuries, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is essential. A healthcare professional can assess any physical injuries, provide necessary treatment, and collect evidence for documentation.
  3. Preserve Evidence, such as clothing or objects, without washing or tampering with them. Take photos of any visible injuries or damage and write down details of the incident while they are fresh in your memory.
  4. Report the Abuse: Consider reporting the abuse to the appropriate authorities, such as law enforcement or child protective services, especially if the perpetrator poses a danger to others.
  5. Consult with a Lawyer: Seek legal consultation from a qualified Torrance sex abuse attorney, who can guide you in your rights and options. Early legal intervention can protect your interests and ensure the preservation of evidence for potential legal action.

By taking these immediate actions, victims can prioritize their safety, access necessary medical care, and lay the groundwork for seeking justice and accountability against perpetrators.

Evidence Needed in Sexual Abuse Cases

Gathering evidence is crucial for supporting your claims and establishing the perpetrator’s liability. Here’s an overview of the types of evidence needed and practical steps to collect them:

  • Medical Documentation: Immediate medical evaluation post-abuse captures physical injuries or trauma, as indispensable proof. This includes detailed medical reports, photographs of visible injuries, and results from forensic examinations.
  • Witness Statements: Accounts from individuals who either witnessed the abuse or possess information about it can significantly bolster a case. Encouraging victims to gather statements from such witnesses provides additional perspectives on the incident.
  • Victim Testimony: The heart of any claim lies in your own words—detailing what happened when, where, and under what circumstances. It’s vital to document this testimony right at its core comprehensively.
  • Physical Evidence: Items connected to the abuse event (like clothing or bedding) might carry DNA or other traces linking back to the perpetrator. Preserving these items without alteration is crucial for maintaining their evidentiary value.
  • Electronic Evidence: In today’s digital age, electronic communications (texts, emails), social media interactions, and digital photos can play a critical role, especially in cases involving online harassment or exploitation.
  • Documentation of Emotional Distress: The psychological aftermath often manifests through emotional distress—a facet that personal journals documenting one’s mental state post-abuse can vividly capture.
  • Expert Testimony: Specialists such as medical professionals or forensic psychologists may be called upon to lend their expertise—be it corroborating physical findings consistent with abuse allegations or elucidating on psychological impacts endured.

By gathering comprehensive evidence, you can strengthen your case and increase the likelihood of holding the perpetrator accountable for their actions. It is essential to work with lawyers who can guide you through the evidence-collection process and advocate on their behalf to pursue justice.

Timelines for Filing Sexual Abuse Cases in Torrance

Sexual abuse cases require awareness of critical deadlines, known as statutes of limitations. In California, these time frames dictate how long a victim has to initiate legal action following an incident.

For events occurring after the victim turns 18, there is a window to file a claim within either ten years from the date of assault or three years from when the victim first becomes aware that injuries sustained were directly related to the assault. This rule applies uniformly for incidents on or after January 1, 2019.

Laws evolve, and exceptions may apply under certain circumstances. Thus, it is essential for victims seeking justice or compensation to consult with a knowledgeable attorney promptly. Doing so ensures adherence to these timelines and helps preserve your rights throughout this complex process.


How Are the Legal Fees Handled?

It’s a given that financial concerns should not prevent survivors from seeking justice. That’s why we offer contingency fee arrangements for our legal services. With a contingency fee, our clients do not pay any fees upfront. 

In other words, we only get paid if we win your case or secure a settlement for you. You won’t owe us a penny if the case is unsuccessful. This ensures that our legal representation is accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation.

Our Promise of Confidentiality and Privacy

Our personal injury attorneys in Torrance understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy for victims. Our firm is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to share their experiences without fear of judgment or exposure.

Here’s how we commit to your privacy:

  • Adherence to strict confidentiality protocols throughout the legal process.
  • Limited access to confidential documents to ensure privacy.
  • Maintenance of secure communication channels for client interactions.
  • Implementation of robust data protection measures against unauthorized disclosure.

Our attorneys prioritize our clients’ privacy and take proactive measures to maintain their confidentiality throughout their interactions with our firm. We respect our clients’ right to control the dissemination of their personal information and will only disclose details of their case with their explicit consent or as required by law.

Where Else You Can Find Feher Law Support

Although our foundation lies in Torrance, the scope of our team’s expertise and services reaches well beyond. We are committed to providing exceptional legal support across various locations, ensuring that wherever you require professional advice for your legal dilemmas, our best sexual assault lawyers in Torrance will be by your side.

  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Compton
  • Downey
  • El Monte
  • Glendale
  • Hawthorne
  • Inglewood
  • Lancaster
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Norwalk
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Monica
  • South Gate
  • Torrance
  • West Covina

Reach Out Today for a Confidential & FREE Consultation

The complexity of sexual harassment lies in its multifaceted impact on the victim; it undermines their sense of safety and dignity while often creating a hostile or intimidating atmosphere. Victims must understand that they can speak out against such behavior without fear of retaliation or judgment.

In your pursuit of justice and a resolution to the challenges you face, remember that you are not alone.

We are ready to lend our expertise and support through these trying times. Contact us today at (866) 646-6676 for a free consultation and to speak with our attorneys in Torrance.

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