Oakland, California Massage Abuse Lawyer
Spas are a place where most people go to feel safe, let their guard down, and relax. Massage is a popular way for people to relieve themselves of tension and stress. However, the opposite is true when a massage therapist takes advantage of their position and physically assaults their clients. If you have been sexually assaulted or abused by an Oakland massage therapist, you are not alone. More and more women have been coming forward to say that they have been violated by the massage therapists that they paid to take care of them. If this has happened to you, Mary Alexander & Associates is here to support you in holding the responsible parties accountable and getting you the compensation that you deserve for the harm that you have suffered.
Getting Help After a Massage Assault in Oakland, California
If you have been assaulted by a massage therapist in Oakland, California, the first and most important step is to get to safety. You should then seek medical attention and report the assault to police to file charges. You can then contact our lawyers at Mary Alexander Associates. We will help you navigate the civil law process and determine all potentially liable parties, including the massage therapist and their employer. We will hold the liable parties accountable by bringing personal injury lawsuits against them and will fight to get you the highest possible settlement to compensate you for the unimaginable pain and trauma that this experience has caused.
Massage Envy Massage Therapist Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison
Massage Envy is the most popular massage chain in the country. Thousands of women have been speaking up to say that they have been sexually assaulted at the hands of Massage Envy’s therapists. Even worse, many of these women say that even after reporting the assaults to Massage Envy, the corporation failed to take any action, ignored their complaints, and allows therapists accused of sexual misconduct and assault to continue seeing unsuspecting clients. As a result, countless more women were subjected to predatory therapists and suffered sexual assaults and abuse.
At least one Massage Envy massage therapist is currently serving six months in prison as a result of sexual battery and misdemeanor assault charges. As more and more women come forward, it is likely that Massage Envy will be subject to a class action lawsuit for the grossly negligent actions they took in failing to respond to the complaints of sexual assault by their employees. If you have been assaulted or abused by an employee of Massage Envy, the personal injury attorneys at Mary Alexander Associates will fight to hold them accountable for the harm that they have caused you, as well as to get you a settlement that compensates you for the physical and emotional damage that this harm has caused.
Suing for Sexual Assault in California
Personal injury lawsuits exist to make a victim of someone else’s negligent or intentional and malicious conduct financially whole again after an injury. After experiencing an assault of this nature, individuals may develop depression, anxiety, suicidal ideology, withdrawal, isolation, loss of interest in things, and even PTSD. They will almost certainly require therapy, and may not be able to immediately return to work. They may even require time off of work intermittently to deal with mental health issues caused by the assault.
Our attorneys can help you bring a personal injury lawsuit against your massage therapist for their intentional and malicious conduct, as well as against their employer. If it can be shown that their employer knew or should have known that the massage therapist posed a danger to customers and the employer did not take any reasonable actions to prevent harm to customers, you can likely also get punitive damages in addition to economic damages and damages for pain and suffering. Punitive damages are often very high because their purpose is to punish the responsible party for their reprehensible conduct and to discourage other businesses from acting similarly.
Economic damages entitle you to reimbursement for all expenses incurred as a result of the assault. This includes all past and anticipated future costs, for things such as medical treatment, therapy, and lost wages for time that you were unable to work. Because you will likely require therapy for a significant period of time that extends beyond the time at which the settlement will be made, it is important to remember to factor in anticipated future costs to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that accurately accounts for your costs, both past and future. Pain and suffering damages are also available to you, and are intended to compensate you for the physical and emotional trauma of the assault.
Mary Alexander & Associates Can Help
You have been through something that no one should ever have to experience. Now it is time to let someone else fight for you so that you can focus on healing and getting your life back on track. Our lawyers can handle negotiations and file a lawsuit to get you the settlement that you deserve to compensate you for all aspects of your suffering, as well as to make sure that something like this does not happen to the business’s next unknowing client. We will help you determine the best path forward legally, and will develop a sound legal strategy. If you are unsure of whether you have a claim, or you are unsure of whether to move forward, our personal injury attorneys are happy to talk with you and learn about the specifics of your case so that we can provide guidance, feedback, and options.
Contact Mary Alexander Associates Today to Schedule a Consultation
If you are ready to get justice and compensation for the harm that you wrongfully suffered at the hands of a predatory massage therapist in Oakland, California, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Mary Alexander Law & Associates are ready to fight for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start fighting.