In some cases, sexual abuse survivors could have the right to seek compensation from a public entity. A public entity may be liable if a teacher, employee, official, or administrator was the perpetrator, the abuse was covered up or unreported, or if other safety measures were ignored. A sexual abuse lawyer can document the abuse you endured and explain how your state defines negligence and liability.
Are you or is your loved one a sexual abuse survivor? When you are ready to seek financial compensation, you can sue a public entity for sexual abuse. A lawyer in your area can help you define and prove financial liability and ensure it is assigned to the appropriate party or parties. Your lawyer can also handle evidence collection that might be difficult or emotionally charged for you to handle on your own.
Establishing Liability in Sexual Abuse Cases
Without legal counsel and guidance, it can be difficult to understand how to establish public entity liability in your case. The lawyer who represents you will explain how the four elements of negligence (duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages) indicate the at-fault entity’s negligence. If a public entity had a responsibility to protect you from abuse, provide a safe place, or report abuse and failed to do so, a lawyer can help you build a solid case
You are not alone in your pursuit of justice. Sexual abuse lawyers in your area will explain the laws that surround your case. They will also explain the applicable statute of limitations and any factors of your case that may alter it. Your lawyer will ensure your case is filed within the allotted time and prevent any costly delays.
Damages You Can Recover When You Sue a Public Entity for Sexual Abuse
When you pursue a public entity for financial compensation, you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. You can also obtain compensation that allows you to explore all available options for financial recovery.
Your lawyer will help you fight to recover:
- The costs of all past, present, and future medical care required for your physical recovery
- The costs of all past, present, and future mental and emotional health care
- All past, present, and future income loss you experience when your physical and psychological injuries prevent you from returning to work
You can also recover compensation for ongoing physical and emotional pain and suffering. The lawyer who accepts your case will ensure you understand all the monetary damages you are entitled to recover.
Public Entities Our Law Firm Will Help You Pursue
Sexual abuse cases can involve both physical and non-physical offenses. If you or a loved one was the victim of abuse and you believe a public entity bears some liability, a lawyer in your area can help. A sexual abuse law firm can pursue the following public entities on your behalf:
- Public schools
- Athletic clubs
- Police Departments
- Recreational Programs
This list is not exhaustive. There could be other public entities responsible for the costs of your recovery. The best way to understand your options is to consult a law firm that handles sexual abuse cases.
A Sexual Abuse Lawyer Can Support You Throughout Your Case
Building a sexual abuse case is challenging. You do not have to build your case on your own. The law firm that handles your case will explain the laws of your state and their significance to your situation.
A lawyer can do all of the following to strengthen your sexual abuse case:
- Respect and protect your privacy
- Identify and interview witnesses
- Explain the statute of limitations
- Compile documents and evidence
- Identify all liable parties in your case
The lawyer who handles your case will also handle all communication. This includes speaking and negotiating with the appropriate insurance company to fight for the best outcome in your case.
A Sexual Abuse Law Firm Can Advocate for You
As a sexual abuse survivor, you are entitled to representation from a law firm that will advocate for you at every stage of your lawsuit. Our lawyers will handle your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
Your lawyer will empower you by helping you understand how to exercise your rights. They will help you hold the responsible person or entity accountable for the harm you suffered and the role they played.
Call for Your Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love is a sexual abuse survivor, our law firm will help you hold the appropriate party financially responsible. If you are eligible to file, we will sue a public entity for sexual abuse on your behalf. Contact one of our consultation team members at Greenberg Gross to learn more about your options for financial compensation.