Lawyers Representing Sex Abuse Victims and Children
One of the most abysmal criminal victim cases is a child sex abuse case. In the United States there are an estimated 80,000 reports of child sexual abuse made each year, and the number of child sex abuse cases that go unreported are much greater. It is extremely important for the victim of a sexual abuse case to tell someone what has happened to them so legal action, criminal and civil, can be taken against the person who committed the crime, or the persons who negligently allowed the crime to continue. Those who help cover up the sexual abuse can be held accountable for the crime in addition to the person who actually committed the abuse. Civil justice will make the guilty parties pay for their actions and omissions. While compensation will not erase what has happened, it will go someway to help deal with the damage done.
Who can you sue in a child sex abuse case?
A child or an adult who has been sexually assaulted, has the right to bring a civil legal action against the person who committed the abuse and those who permitted the abuse to occur, where they had a duty to the child. If you, your child or a loved one has suffered from sexual abuse, contact our sex abuse lawyers to determine your case options.
Sexual Abuse Claims Against Schools
Unfortunately today we hear about many instances of child sexual abuse at schools and institutions, such as the recent Penn State case where the defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted for sexually abusing boys at the University. Bringing a case against such universities, schools, and educational institutions can be a difficult task. Our experienced sexual abuse attorneys will assist you in proving that there were policies in place that allowed the sexual abuse to occur to your child. We have brought sexual abuse cases against educational institutions where the sex abuse took place at the hands of maintenance people, other students, teachers, and professors.
Experienced Child Sex Abuse Attorneys in PA, NJ, and NY
As experienced child sex abuse and molestation attorneys in Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, and New York, we will handle your case with care to help you get through this tough time. We will make sure the person who committed this crime and entities that permitted the crime will be punished financially, leaving you and your family with relief that you deserve.
Contact our office today for a consultation with a child sex abuse attorney.