Child sexual abuse and sex assault don't just affect the victim - these forms of sexual crimes affect entire families. If you or your family has recently been affected by sexual violence, you may be wondering:
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Sexual abuse is not your fault. For too long survivors have been silenced, afraid to speak up, or the facts have been hidden by organizations. Our experienced assault victim attorneys help these survivors of unwanted sexual advances secure financial compensation through the civil court system.
Religious organizations, such as the Catholic Church, have been in the spotlight for clergy sexual abuse. Often, the abuse is ignored in these organizations. Children are taught to look to the leaders for guidance and trust, and that can be taken advantage of.
Schools are taught to be safe places for children to learn and make friends. Often those who commit the assault are employed as teachers, faculty office workers, or coaches at school. They take positions of power where there is close contact with children. They can use their power of authority to have influence over a child.
The Boy Scouts of America is an organization which started to provide guidance and allow young boys to learn skill and qualities they would be able to use in their life. While well-intentioned, there have been claims of abuse for years, claiming the BSA to be negligent. In recent years, over 600 complaints from victims of a sexual assault have been brought to light.
Sexual abuse can occur at any age and in different environments. As with children, our elders in nursing homes can be victims of elder abuse. Unfortunately, the assault can come from the doctors, staff, other residents, or visitors to the property. If you think your loved one may have been taken advantage of in a nursing home, call an experienced sexual assault injury attorney to file a sexual assault claim.
Learn more from a dedicated sexual abuse victim lawyer in a free consultation by calling our Miami, FL law firm today. Your voice deserves to be heard and by speaking out you can be helping other victims who are too afraid to speak up, and help protect others from being a victim in the future.
We understand that you may have many questions about sex abuse and are seeking legal advice. Here are some of the most common questions our law firm receives. Do you have questions we didn't answer? Are you ready to speak with a lawyer? Call our team today to learn more in a free consultation of your case.
In 2020, the Florida Governor passed a bill, nicknamed "Donna's Law," which has removed the statutes for qualifying child sexual abuse, committed on or after July 1, 2020.
Once you have turned 18, you have seven years to file or 4 years after leaving the dependency of the perpetrator. The criminal justice system can be difficult to understand, working with an experienced sex abuse attorney can help you understand the specifics of your case.
Unfortunately, sexual assault or sexual abuse can be committed by anyone. Often these people take positions of power where they have access to vulnerable groups of people. You can hold the perpetrator responsible by stepping forward and speaking with an attorney.
Every case is different and in some, it may be possible to seek damages from third parties. This can include hotel owners, universities, and religious institutions, among others. Our team thoroughly investigates each case and it is possible to hold a third party liable for damages in a civil claim for sexual assault.
The emotional distress and suffering from sexual abuse can affect people in different emotional, physical, and long-term ways. A few effects can include:
Our attorneys understand the emotional trauma does not go away after filing a civil lawsuit. The compensation can help the recoverable damages such as medical expenses, therapy costs, and lost wages.
If you have questions or are ready to speak up about your experience, call and speak with our team today in a free case evaluation. We want to fight for you, bring you justice, compensation, and hold the negligent parties responsible. You have civil court options and some cases can also file criminal charges. Every case is different, compensation can vary, but what remains constant is our professional team of layers and staff at our law firm are committed to the representation of our clients.
Our local law firm represents clients across the state of Florida. Most recently our attorneys have represented clients in the following areas:
You should not be afraid to come forward about your sexual abuse. Our dedicated team understands the pain and suffering that your assault has caused and we are here to help you understand your legal options. Schedule your free consultation with our experienced sexual assault attorneys to learn more.
As a victim of sexual abuse or assault in Miami, FL you have many local resources for support, in addition to contacting an experienced lawyer for your claim.
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