Child sexual abuse is an awful crime that can permanently hurt a child in many ways. A child may suffer emotional problems, trust issues, and related difficulties for the rest of their life. A victim of child sexual abuse needs the support of their loved ones and may need the support of a lawyer too.
Our Dayton childhood sexual abuse lawyers can handle your personal injury case, and we’ll do so with the utmost care and consideration. A consultation with us is completely free.
Should I Get a Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer?
If you’re a survivor of childhood sexual abuse or you know someone who is, a lawyer can provide representation and advocacy. If necessary, we can take your case to trial. Your lawyer can fight for compensation while you focus on other, more important matters.
Since a consultation with our firm is completely free, you have nothing to lose by speaking with us.
For a free legal consultation with a childhood sexual abuse lawyer serving Dayton, call 614-545-3930
What Is the Definition of Sexual Abuse?
You may wonder if you or someone you care about was sexually abused. Sexual abuse is defined as any kind of unwanted sexual activity, with a perpetrator using force, making threats, or taking advantage of someone who cannot give consent.
If anyone experienced this kind of abuse, it’s sexual abuse, and you should speak to a loved one, a healthcare/mental health provider, and a lawyer about it.
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Damages You Could Collect After Suffering Child Sexual Abuse
Compensation may be one of many things on your mind right now. You could focus on more important matters by leaving this matter up to a lawyer. Your lawyer could pursue damages like:
- Emotional/psychological damages: Because sexual abuse can result in serious emotional and psychological problems for the survivor, such problems are compensable.
- Therapy costs: Survivors of sexual abuse might require therapy. The cost of therapy could be considered a compensable damage.
- Financial damages: A survivor might need to take time off work for mental health or therapy. If so, lost wages could be compensable.
- Medical bills: Your physical care and ongoing doctor appointments are compensable damages.
The damages you could claim depend on your case. Our team will go over the damages you could claim during a case review. We will determine the value of these damages, including non-financial damages like emotional suffering.
You May Be Able To Collect Punitive Damages, Too
Generally, punitive damages apply to cases involving gross negligence, extreme recklessness, or malicious intent. In a child sexual abuse case, a victim could qualify for punitive damages. Your Dayton lawyer could help you qualify for these damages.
We Can Handle Any Child Sexual Abuse Case
Sexual offenders prey on victims who might not be able to protect themselves or may not have anyone they feel they can turn to. However, victims can turn to loved ones, trusted people, healthcare/mental health providers, and sexual abuse lawyers.
Our sexual abuse lawyers help victims in childhood sexual abuse cases like:
- Foster care abuse cases
- Clergy sexual abuse cases
- Cases involving sports teams or Boy/Girl Scouts
A lawyer from our team can help if you or someone you care about suffered childhood sexual abuse involving any kind of professional or institution.
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How Can a Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help Me?
One of the first things a childhood sexual abuse lawyer will do is help you understand your rights, including your right to file a civil suit against an abuser or institution. Then, your lawyer will guide you through the process. They would then represent you to the other party. If your lawyer can’t get a fair settlement out of trial, they could take your case to trial.
Throughout the entire legal process, your attorney will support you. You can expect your attorney to seek evidence, such as testimonies from witnesses. If it helps your case, your attorney can get a medical expert for testimony.
Retaining a Lawyer Can Benefit Your Dayton Childhood Sexual Abuse Case
By retaining a lawyer, they can get started on your case before any evidence can expire. For example, a witness may lose their memory of your incident and become unable to testify.
Also, there may be a deadline for your case. If you want to file a lawsuit, it may be subject to a statute of limitations. Even if you don’t think you want to file a lawsuit, you should still keep the option open by taking prompt action. Our firm can tell you more about any relevant deadlines.
Reach Out to The Fitch Law Firm LLC Today About Your Sexual Abuse Case
If you or someone you care about suffered any kind of childhood sexual abuse, our attorneys are standing by to support you. Your lawyer will be professional and compassionate in this delicate situation.
In a complimentary consultation, we’ll explore your legal options with you. If we decide together to file a claim or a lawsuit, we’ll take care of it while you take care of yourself or your loved one. You can be with your family while your attorney deals with the other party’s lawyer or insurer. Call The Fitch Law Firm LLC at (937) 660-4232 for your free consultation.