WHAT IS SEXUAL ABUSE?
Sexual abuse can be caused by individuals, organizations or individuals acting on behalf of an organization. Whenever someone in a position of leadership, trust or influence takes advantage of someone over whom they have influence, for the purpose of forcing unwanted sexual activity, that is sexual abuse. Similarly, when someone uses force or threats to take advantage of another’s vulnerability and forces unwanted sexual activity, that is sexual abuse. Sexual abuse can be the result of an extended period of “grooming” or can be an opportunistic event. Although children are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse, teenagers and adults are often victimized by sexual predators.
Sexual abuse can traumatize victims emotionally and psychologically in addition to the physical harm that can be experienced. The effects can be lasting and devastating.
Victims of sexual abuse need compassionate, caring legal representation to provide compensation and justice for the injuries they have suffered. Holding individuals and organizations accountable for their actions is often a significant part of the healing process.
Sweet James sexual abuse lawyers provide private, confidential, and free consultations to sexual abuse victims and their families. Our sexual abuse attorneys will review your case, answer your questions and help you to understand your legal options, enabling you to make the best decision for your situation. When you retain Sweet James to represent you, there are no upfront costs or fees. You only pay us if you receive compensation.
TYPES OF SEXUAL ABUSE
People are often victimized by those they should be able to trust the most in government, businesses, religious institutions, schools, sports, and clubs. Abuse sometimes takes years to be uncovered and brought to justice. One of the problems in proving many sexual abuse cases is that organizations cover up sexual abuse. Sweet James sexual abuse attorneys have significant expertise and extensive experience in a multitude of sexual abuse cases including:
Child sexual abuse
Those involving the Clergy.
POSSIBLE HEALTH REPERCUSSIONS
Possible health repercussions for sexual abuse victims can be long-term and some might be serious. These include:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
DO I HAVE A LEGAL CLAIM?
A free, confidential consultation with a Sweet James sexual abuse lawyer will identify and explore the factors that can determine whether you have a claim for damages.
It makes sense to contact Sweet James if you or a loved one has experienced any of the following unwanted or forced acts:
Inappropriate touching of private areas
Exposure to child pornography
Being forced to take/watch sexually explicit photos or videos
IS COMPENSATION AVAILABLE?
Victims of sexual abuse might be damaged physically, mentally, and financially. A legal claim may enable a victim to recover some or all of the damages they suffer. The amount of compensation will depend upon the specifics of the situation.
Types of damages that may be available to sexual abuse victims include:
Mental health or behavioral counseling
Loss of earnings
BENEFITS OF HIRING A SWEET JAMES SEXUAL ABUSE LAWYER
Sexual abuse takes a toll on victims. Having an experienced, caring lawyer on your side who has your best interests at heart can help with your recovery process.
Sexual abuse cases can be complex and challenging requiring the skills and expertise of an experienced sexual abuse lawyer.
We have over 20 years of experience and have recovered over $500 Million for clients. The consultation is free, and you pay nothing unless we win.