Sexual Assault Cases

Unfortunately, sexual assault is a prevalent problem in the North Bay and the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara have been representing victims of sexual assault since 1992.  Emotional and physical injuries after a sexual assault can lead to extensive and expensive medical treatment for the victim’s pain.  Oftentimes the victims go untreated and develop unhealthy long-term effects; however, with the right help, our law firm can help provide immediate attention for victims from trained psychologists, psychiatrists, and others on a lien basis once we get on board with your case.  Victims often need to spend a great deal of time recovering from damaged self-confidence and deep feelings of insecurity that can haunt them for a lifetime.

The sexual assault attorneys who work at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara have a great and in-depth background in the criminal and civil legal systems and, therefore, know how to pursue every angle of your case.  Particularly, the skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara will pursue your full compensation for medical expenses and any suffering caused by the actions of the perpetrator and assailant.  The victims who have been sexually assaulted because of an abusive relationship, inappropriate work environment or has been a victim of a random criminal act all deserve the very best representation against the liable party to ensure full compensation for their pain and suffering.  Our sexual assault attorneys can achieve full compensation for expenses due to:

  • Lost wages.
  • Medical bills.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Rehabilitation services.
  • Emotional counseling.

Rapists and Other Predators

There are people in our society who pretend to be our friends and who we have entrusted.  Oftentimes these rapists and other predators victimize others for their own personal gratification and are often not swayed by any feelings of guilt.  When these predators are caught, if they are caught, they will be prosecuted under the appropriate California penal codes or statutes.  Victims, however, have a separate cause of action under civil law to bring a lawsuit for damages in addition to the district attorney who could provide miniscule monies under a Victims Assistance Program.

If the rapist or predator gain access to their victim while acting in an official or trusted capacity for an employer, for a school district, for a diocese or a sports team, it is very possible that the employer can also be held negligent for civil damages.  The sooner you make an appointment with one of our highly skilled and experienced sexual assault attorneys, the sooner we can examine the facts of your case to determine whether you have the grounds for a civil lawsuit for damages.  The call and confidential consultation is FREE—(855) 247-3190.



Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara have an excellent and thorough understanding of civil law as well as criminal law which makes us unique to prosecute these types of cases in a civil courtroom.  Due to the nature of the offense in sexual assault cases, the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara’s highly skilled attorneys are trained in the best methods to accommodate the sensitivities of rape victims and their families.  To keep the victim’s stress levels down our law firm makes every effort to conduct all negotiations with the liable party and their insurance carriers and manages all of these negotiations with the consent of our clients in such a way that it helps insulate our clients from further stress of reliving the pain of the rape, assault or molestation.  Our full and comprehensive representation and handling of your case allows you a more peaceful environment during the compensation process which promotes the victim’s full and speedy recovery.

A Contingency Basis—Please keep in mind that our legal consultation, representation and pursuit of a legal civil course of action on your behalf are provided by the firm at no cost to you and with no payment necessary until we win a judgment or settlement in your favor!  A contingency fee arrangement allows the law firm to front all costs and to pursue your case until you win a full and fair recovery.

What Else Do We Do For You?

  • In addition to the contingency fee agreement discussed above, our firm will help arrange the best medical treatment and services on a lien basis for those victims who lack sufficient health insurance coverage.  All medical treatment and counseling will be performed by doctors in a local setting regardless of the cost or duration of the treatment because that would go to the damages in your case.  Hence, our clients will not have to face any out-of-pocket expenses or costs until the case is finished.  The lien basis method is used which provides for all of your medical and counseling services to be paid at the end by the law firm out of the proceeds of the global settlement.  The Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara fights for justice in the form of full and fair compensation for all fees, costs, and emotional pain and suffering.  We will pursue justice and demand all legal remedies so that you can once again lead a healthy and a life free of fear.
  • Because of our criminal legal experience we know how to build a case against the perpetrator, rapist, and/or criminal element.  Just because the criminal court will not or cannot convict a rapist does not mean that you cannot file a civil action for monetary damages.  In those types of situations, our firm’s ample resources and connections to the community’s private investigation sources will come together to support your claim.  We gather eyewitness testimony and interview helpful witnesses and experts to strengthen your case and are able to accurately place blame upon the appropriate offending party.  Oftentimes sexual assaults occur in a public or workplace environment and may involve multiple victims so it is our goal to get other victims to testify in support of your claim.
  • We are very well acquainted with and hooked up to many of the counseling services and behavioral health facilities in the North Bay.  For example, we have a good longstanding relationship with NAMI, the County’s behavioral mental health unit and with many other victim services and organizations like Crossing the Jordan and Verity, to name just a few.  Therefore, counselors are available through the firm’s lien arrangement to discuss any and all aspects of your case so that you don’t feel alone and isolated.  Oftentimes they will travel to your home or treatment facility if it will alleviate your pain or be more convenient.  Our highly skilled and compassionate attorneys have become expert in the legal policies and politics and procedures surrounding the prosecution of sexual assault victims and would be happy to provide you with a better understanding of all aspects of the law which sometimes can be overwhelming.

The sexual assault victim lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara care deeply about your wellbeing and since 1992 this firm has been client-focused and motivated to secure the most favorable compensation for every client victim through aggressive yet ethical and honest representation.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual assault crime, please do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara at (855) 247-3190 or any of our two conveniently located offices in the North Bay, one in  Santa Rosa in Sonoma County at (707) 571-8600 and the other at our San Rafael, Marin County location at (415) 492-4507.  We are here to help in any way possible.

“The right attorney makes all the difference.”