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Miami Sexual Abuse Lawyer: Representing Victims in Miami, Florida

Michael Haggard Florida Sexual Abuse Lawyer
The Haggard Law Firm: Michael Haggard, Esq. - Miami, FL Abuse Guardian
Hi - I’m Michael. I’m an experienced attorney licensed to practice law in Florida. My team and I have the resources and the skill to handle sexual assault cases. Our goal is to bring every client justice. My team and I are here to help.
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Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer: Pursuing Compensation and Justice

Child sexual abuse and sex assault don't just affect the victim - these crimes affect entire families. If you or your family has recently been affected by sexual violence, you may be wondering:

  • Will the perpetrator be prosecuted?
  • How can the organization that enabled the abuse be held accountable?
  • How can a civil sexual abuse lawsuit help our family?

Our Miami, FL sexual abuse attorneys make it our mission to help the families devastated by sexual violence find justice. We understand the pain your family is going through and want to help. We believe you and want to help your voice be heard. Contact our legal team to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation today. 

"Victims of sexual assault deserve a personal injury lawyer who cares about them"
- Michael Haggard

The Haggard Law Firm:
Mike Haggard, Esq.

330 Alhambra Cir,
Coral Gables, FL 33134

(786) 434-3366


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Types Of Sexual Abuse Cases Our Lawyers Represent

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 Florida assault victims’ rights lawyers help these survivors secure financial support through the civil court system.

Filing a civil sexual abuse lawsuit provides support for families affected by abuse and assault in several ways, including:

  • Holding the perpetrator financially liable for the harm they've caused
  • Holding third parties liable for enabling, covering up, or failing to report abuse
  • Provides financial support for personal and financial difficulties related to the abuse

Our attorneys represent a wide range of abuse victims who have suffered rape, molestation, physical and emotional trauma.

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Priest Sexual Abuse

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.

Public School Teacher Sex Abuse

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.

Boy Scouts Sex Abuse

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 have been brought to light.

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

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 attorney to file a civil claim.

Additional Practice Areas Our Attorneys Represent Victims

  • Sexual abuse by doctors
  • Abuse by nurses
  • Sexual assault at hospitals or medical facilities
  • Private school abuse
  • Boarding school sex abuse
  • Daycare or pre-school sex assault
  • College or university sex abuse
  • Celebrity or politician assault
  • Sex abuse at motels or hotels
  • Child molestation
  • Sex trafficking
  • Molestation in sports: gymnastics, swimming, diving, wrestling
  • Sex abuse by a massage therapist
  • Sex assault on a cruise ship or on vacation
  • Girl Scout sex abuse
  • YMCA child molestation
  • Jehovah's Witness sexual abuse
  • Seventh-Day Adventists sex assault
  • Mormons sex abuse
  • Southern Baptist abuse
  • and more

Learn more from a dedicated sexual abuse 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.

Sexual Harassment Lawyer: FAQs Around Sex Assault Cases and Lawsuits

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.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Miami Sex Abuse Cases?

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.

Who Commits Sexual Assault?

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.

Could Others Be Responsible For My Sexual Abuse?

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 lawsuit.

How Does Sexual Abuse Affect Victims?

The emotional distress and suffering from sexual abuse can affect people in different emotional, physical, and long-term ways. A few effects can include:

  • Localized pain
  • Scarring, bruising, or soreness
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Substance addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Family problems
  • and more

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.

Miami Sexual Assault Attorney: Seeking Justice For YOU

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.

Locations Our Miami, FL Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Clients

Our local law firm represents clients across the state of Florida. Most recently our attorneys have represented clients in the following areas:

  • Miami
  • Coral Gables
  • Hialeah
  • Kendall
  • Homestead
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miramar
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Hollywood
  • Davie
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Pompano Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • and more

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.

Local Resources in Florida For Sexual Assault Victims

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.

Directions From the Miami International Airport to Our Office

Our local office is located just a few minutes from the Miami Airport. Follow these directions from Arrivals:

  • Follow Arrivals and turn left onto Miad Cir
  • Continue onto NW 21st St
  • Use the second from the right lane to take the ramp to Downtown / FL-836 / S LeJeune
  • Continue onto NW  12th Dr
  • Use the left lane to merge onto FL-953 S/NW 42nd Ave via the ramp to FL-836 E
  • Merge onto FL-953 S
  • Keep left to stay on FL-953 S
  • Turn left onto Alhambra Cir
  • Our office will be on the right side

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