Child Abuse Law
It can be scary to report child abuse. This is especially if you are completely sure that the abuse took place. However, it is important that you report whatever you have heard or seen if you suspect any of it. You owe this to the child and any potential future victims. All you need to do is contact the closest branch of Child and Family Services. You can also get in touch with your local law enforcement if you are comfortable.
You should consider getting in touch with Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney law firm for a no-pressure, confidential and compassionate consultation regarding your legal options once you have reported the abuse. We will relentlessly fight to secure financial compensation for the child for their suffering.
We understand that no amount of monetary compensation is enough to take away the impact of abuse on a child. However, the compensation can be helpful in setting them up for a better and brighter future.
Attorneys at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm provides professional legal advice and services to clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding communities.
Different Child Sexual Abuse Types
Sexual offenders routinely prey on innocent victims that have no adult to help them attain justice. These are a few common types of child sexual assault:
- Boy scout abuse
- Foster care abuse
- Clergy sexual abuse
- Sex abuse in sports
Have you experienced child sexual violence? The California child sexual abuse attorneys at SBEMP aggressively pursue legal action against offenders. We understand the importance of weeding out criminals and people that willingly protect them. Give us a call today.
Damages Awarded in Child Sexual Molestation Lawsuits
Critical changes can occur in a community after pursuing a claim against the institution or perpetrator responsible for enabling child sexual abuse and molestation. However, you can attain closure, empowerment, and deserved justice by holding the responsible party accountable.
Monetary award following a child sexual abuse claim may include:
- Nominal damages
You may be eligible for nominal damages if you suffered from a sexual abuse threat, but were never actually harmed or assaulted. This is usually a small sum for the apprehension or fear of assault.
- Psychological and emotional harms
Sexual abuse can result in significant mental, emotional, and psychological damage to survivors. If these intangible damages were inflicted on you by the acts of the abuse, you may be awarded compensation by the jury.
- Impaired capacity to move on
Childhood abuse impacts a survivor for life. They may find it difficult to carry on without medical care or therapy.
- Financial harm
Child sex abuse that causes significant financial damages later in life can be listed as part of the settlement demand.
- Punitive damages
Californian judges reserve awarding punitive damage for cases that involve extreme recklessness, gross negligence, and malicious intent to harm. Sexual abuse may qualify you for receiving punitive damage as a survivor.
Our sexual abuse attorneys will do everything possible for maximizing your compensation, including going to trial, if required. Lawyers at the SBEMP law firm serve clients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and nearby locations for a range of legal practice areas.
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