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Monsees Mayer: Ryan Frazier, Esq. Springfield, MO Abuse Guardian

Hi - I’m Ryan. I am an attorney that is licensed to practice law in Missouri and my office is located in Springfield. My team has helped numerous sex abuse survivors obtain the compensation they deserve. I am looking forward to helping you find justice.

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Sexual Abuse Lawyer Springfield, MO

As more and more cases of child sex abuse and sexual assault make headlines, victims have gotten the courage to take action. You may be here because:

  • You or a loved one was sexually assaulted or abused as a child
  • You're curious about your legal options as a Springfield sexual abuse victim
  • You want accountability from the enablers of the abuse or assault

Our experienced attorneys focus on helping survivors of sexual abuse crimes in civil court.

Were you or a loved one assaulted or abused in Springfield? Our dedicated personal injury attorneys are here to help. You are not alone. We believe you, and we believe your voice should be heard. No matter how it feels at times, help is available. Recovery is possible, and justice is within reach. We believe you deserve to be supported during this trying time. Our sexual abuse lawyers understand the painful emotions you may be feeling. You may still be struggling to deal with feelings of shock and anger, shame and grief. These are natural reactions to terrible trauma.

"I fight for Springfield sexual abuse victims rights" - Ryan Frazier, Esq.

Monsees Mayer, P.C: Ryan Frazier, Esq.

1021 E Walnut St,
Springfield, MO 65806

(417) 202-3600

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Types of Child Sexual Abuse Cases We Represent

Unfortunately, sexual abuse can happen anywhere. We look to places such as schools and churches as a safe place for our children and for ourselves, but predators can be in these places and take advantage. Shame, fear, and guilt can all lead to someone not stepping forward about their assault. For too long survivors have been silenced and we're here to help you speak out. Some of the many types of sexual assault cases we represent include:

Boy Scouts Of America Sexual Abuse

The Boy Scouts was developed to provide a safe environment to young men who needed guidance and development. Over the years, stories of assault have arisen with a report of over 7,800 perpetrators and over 12,000 children victims. The Boy Scouts often engage in activities that are away from home, such as camping, creating an opportunity for the offender to commit the crime.

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Sex Assault by Coaches

Coaches have a position of power over the athletes and often have unsupervised lessons where misconduct can occur. In recent years gymnastics sexual abuse has been at the forefront, but the assault can happen in any sport including swimming sexual abuse, diving sex assault, and wrestling sexual molestation. Often the coach will use their influence to try to control the athlete, try to be a surrogate parent, act differently around them, and push for private lessons to advance the athlete more.

Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

The Catholic Church and the Clergy have long hidden sexual assault but more people are sharing their experiences and breaking down the walls. In Missouri in 2019, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese confirmed 22 cases of past sexual misconduct. The clergy members, priests, or other members of the church are seen as leaders and we are taught to trust them. Unfortunately, this trust can be taken advantage of and the misconduct is covered up.

Nursing Home Sexual Assault

Our elders deserve the care they are seeking when moving into an assisted living or nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is often reported, with many more cases going unreported. The assault can be from an employee, another resident, or even a visitor to the building. Some victims are unable or unwilling to talk about the abuse. Some common signs include unsanitary living conditions, unexplained bruises, and complaints.

Additional Sexual Assault Practice Areas Our Lawyers Represent

  • Sexual assault by doctors or nurses
  • Sex abuse at hospitals and medical facilities
  • Abuse at colleges or universities
  • Sexual harassment at work
  • Psychiatric facility sex abuse
  • Sex assault by celebrities or politicians
  • Sexual misconduct at hotels or motels
  • Sex trafficking
  • Child molestation
  • Daycare or preschool sexual abuse
  • Public school molestation
  • Private school or boarding school sex abuse
  • Massage therapist sexual assault
  • Sexual abuse in a Lyft or Uber
  • Sex crimes on a cruise ship or on vacation
  • Sexual abuse in Jehovah's Witness
  • Sex Assault in Southern Baptists
  • Mormon sexual abuse
  • Seventh-Day Adventists sex assault
  • YMCA sex assault
  • Sexual molestation in the Girl Scouts

FAQs For Sexual Harassment and Assault Victims

We understand you have questions about sexual assault and wish to find legal advice for your case. Our lead attorney, Ryan Frazier, answers some of the most common questions we receive. If you have other questions or wish to speak with a lawyer about your case, call our law firm today for a free consultation.

What Is The Difference Between a Civil and Criminal Sexual Abuse Case?

A civil court system is designed to help the survivor of sex assault. The purpose of these lawsuits is to obtain compensation for damages incurred.

A criminal court is all about the crimes committed by the abuser. The purpose is to impose fines or prison sentences.

Legal counsel will be able to provide more information to clients as each chase is different.

What Are Long Term Effects of Sexual Abuse

The pain and suffering from sexual abuse can have long-term effects on survivors. A few of the long term effects include:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral issues
  • Localized pain
  • Scarring
  • and more

Our attorneys know that receiving compensation does not heal the emotional scars from rape, harassment, or sexual abuse. But, by coming forward and filing a lawsuit with an attorney, you can help other victims come forward about their trauma and you can help protect future victims from experiencing the same serious crimes you endured.

What Is the Statute of Limitations?

The statute of limitations is different in every state. In Springfield and the state of Missouri, the statute of limitations for sexual abuse has been removed in the criminal court system.

A minor has 10 years after they turn 21 to file a lawsuit against an individual, or 5 years to hold a third party responsible. To learn more about your specific case, speak directly with an attorney today. Because of time limits, it is important to come forward and report the crime. The earlier the crime is reported, the earlier legal action can be taken.

Do I need A Lawyer For Sexual Assault in Springfield?

Our team of compassionate attorneys understands the trauma caused by assault and the importance of building an attorney-client relationship to help you file charges against the perpetrator. We take every case seriously and our goal is to bring justice to the victim and hold the offender accountable. We only represent victims of these serious crimes.

Contact our team today to learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.

Locations our Springfield, MO Sex Abuse Lawyers Serve

Our local Springfield, Missouri litigation team is lead by Ryan Frazier. While our office services the entire state our most recent clients have been located in:

  • Springfield
  • Willard
  • Strafford
  • Republic
  • Nixa
  • Marshfield
  • Ozark
  • Rogersville
  • Ava
  • Bolivar
  • Stockton
  • Carthage
  • Monett
  • Mountain View
  • West Plains
  • Doniphan
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Joplin
  • Dexter
  • Sikeston
  • and more

Local Resources for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

As a survivor of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you have many local resources, in addition to seeking legal advice from an experienced attorney.

Directions From The Springfield-Branson National Airport

Our office is less than 30 minutes from the Springfield-Branson National Airport. To get to us from here follow these directions:

  • Head west on N Airport Blvd
  • At the traffic circle take the 4th exit onto W Division St
  • Turn right onto W By-Pass/N West Bypass
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto W Chestnut Expy
  • Continue straight onto E Chestnut Expy
  • Turn right onto N John Q Hammons Pkwy / N Sherman Pkwy
  • Continue onto S John Q Hammons Pkwy
  • Turn left onto E Walnut St
  • Our office will be on the left side

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I’m so glad that I reached out to Ryan through Abuse Guardian.  He listened to my experience and is helping me through one of the hardest times in my life. I wish that no one else would ever have to suffer how I did.  Ryan and his team are very compassionate and genuinely care about me and my case.  I would highly recommend them to anyone else who may be afraid to come forward.” Robert B.

Upcoming Personal Injury Events

Webinar by Springfield, MO Priest Abuse Lawyers About Priest Abuse Lawsuits

This webinar is provided by the experienced priest abuse lawyers at Abuse Guardians in Springfield, MO.

By attending this webinar you will learn:
Can you sue a priest?
What does clergy abuse mean?
How much does the victims of a clergyman get in a lawsuit?
What is clergy mean?
Is a clergy a priest?

Register for our webinar by emailing us at: [email protected] or call us on (417) 202-3600.

Date: 2/17/22

Webinar by Springfield, MO Spa Abuse Attorneys About Spa Abuse Lawsuits

This webinar is provided by the experienced spa abuse attorneys at Abuse Guardians in Springfield, MO.

By attending this webinar you will learn:
What is inappropriate during a massage?
What is sexual assault in massage?
How do I report misconduct at a spa?
Can a masseuse massage your breast?
How long do I have to file a claim for spa abuse in Missouri?

Register for our webinar by emailing us at: [email protected] or call us on (417) 202-3600.

Date: 3/3/22

Webinar by Springfield, MO Church Abuse Attorneys About Church Abuse Lawsuits

This webinar is provided by the experienced church abuse attorneys at Abuse Guardians in Springfield, MO.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:
What is church abuse?
What is sexual abuse in Missouri?
How much do the victims of a clergyman get in a lawsuit?
What were some of the main church abuses?
What were some of the abuses the Catholic Church was trying to reform?

Register for our webinar by emailing us at: [email protected] or call us on (417) 202-3600.

Date: 4/6/22

Webinar by Springfield, MO Doctor Abuse Attorneys About Doctor Abuse Lawsuits

This webinar is provided by the experienced doctor abuse lawyers at Abuse Guardians in Springfield, MO.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:
What is doctor abuse?
Can I sue my abuser in Missouri?
How much do the victims of a doctor abuse get in a lawsuit?
Can you sue a doctor for inappropriately touching you?
How long do I have to file if a doctor abused me in Missouri?

Register for our webinar by emailing us at: [email protected] or call us at (417) 202-3600.

Date: 5/4/22

Webinar by Springfield, MO Work Abuse Lawyers About Work Abuse Lawsuits

This webinar is provided by the experienced work abuse lawyers at Abuse Guardians in Springfield, MO.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:
Can I sue my abuser in Missouri?
Can you sue your employer in Missouri?
What constitutes a hostile work environment in Missouri?
How do you prove a claim of hostile work environment harassment?
What are the four types of workplace harassment?

Register for our webinar by emailing us at: [email protected] or call us at (417) 202-3600.

Date: 6/2/22

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