Have you or a loved one been the victim of sex trafficking in the San Fernando Valley? This horrendous offense against human decency goes on every day, often while hiding in plain sight. The after-effects can be traumatic for survivors and their families. If you or a loved one are in this unfortunate situation, you can fight back! A San Fernando Valley sex trafficking lawyer can help you collect damages!
Greenberg Gross is a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of survivors of crimes like sex trafficking. Criminal court is not the only place your abuser and their enablers can be held accountable. A sex trafficking lawyer from our firm can also hold sex traffickers liable in civil court by demanding damages for your pain and suffering.
How Can a San Fernando Valley Sex Trafficking Lawyer Help You?
Trafficking people for the purposes of sexual exploitation is a crime that has many accomplices. It is not just the trafficker who is guilty. Most sex traffickers rely on a network of people who provide them with support at many levels. In a lot of cases, the landlords and property owners where sex trafficking victims are exploited are fully aware of what’s going on.
Gathering evidence is an important part of what the sex trafficking attorneys from our firm do for survivors. During that process, we often uncover that sex traffickers enlisted the assistance of several different parties. If that happens in your case, we will add these enablers to the list of people we demand damages from. Aside from this evidence-gathering process, some of the other things attorneys from our firm can do for you include:
- Filing your paperwork in the correct jurisdiction before the statute of limitations for demanding damages expires
- Representing you in settlement negotiations with the legal team that is protecting the sex trafficker who abused you
- Representing you in court in a civil suit against the person or people responsible for your ordeal
- Preparing you and your case for trial in order to give you the best chance at a positive outcome
Why Should I Trust Greenberg Gross with My Sex Trafficking Case?
Greenberg Gross is an experienced law firm with dedicated attorneys. Before we established a practice to help survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, we started our practice in complex corporate litigation cases. This gave us invaluable experience in navigating the legal system and taking on the people who enable sex traffickers. The people who profit from sex trafficking often obscure themselves behind a network of shell corporations and business entities.
In addition to our experience in corporate litigation, some of the attorneys on our team are former federal prosecutors. They know how to follow the evidence that leads from shell corporations to the sex traffickers behind the curtain. When we do find them, we know how to hold them financially accountable. We can do all that while representing you with compassion and professionalism.
We realize that surviving sex trafficking is one of the most traumatic and horrible experiences anyone can endure. That’s why we are so passionate about helping you collect the damages you deserve and helping you put the pieces of your life back together again. Simply put, we care. We care about you, your family, and your wellbeing. We also understand that by holding your trafficker financially accountable, we can help you move on with your life.
Sex Traffickers Can Be Held Liable Financially for the Damage They Cause
Most people think criminal proceedings are the only way to punish sex traffickers. We disagree. Sex trafficking is one of the most obscene and horrible methods of human exploitation, but it is also extremely profitable. That’s why the sex trafficking attorneys at our firm view criminal proceedings as one part of holding them accountable.
Holding sex traffickers financially accountable for their crimes in civil court and returning their ill-gotten gains to survivors is another way to punish them. The money they make exploiting people can, and should, be given to survivors. We realize that no amount of money will make you forget what you endured.
However, we also realize that collecting financial damages on your behalf can give you the financial means to seek out mental health counseling and any other resources that can assist in your recovery. The San Fernando sex trafficking attorneys at our firm believe that is a goal worthy of pursuing, and we are proud to take that mission for our clients!
What Are the Damages in a Sex Trafficking Case?
Damages in sex trafficking cases typically fall into two different categories:
- Economic Damages
- Non-Economic Damages
In most cases, survivors of sex trafficking endure incredibly high levels of mental anguish, pain and suffering or stress. Making a full recovery often requires survivors to access mental health professionals through counseling and other forms of mental healthcare. The cost of accessing those resources is part of the economic damages we will demand on your behalf. The same holds true for the money you need to start a new life.
In addition to that, the non-economic damages you suffer are just as real. You deserve compensation for the pain and suffering and mental anguish your trafficker caused you to endure. That would be part of the non-economic damages we demand on your behalf. Our sex trafficking attorneys will work closely with the mental health professionals in your case to approximate a demand that reflects both your economic and non-economic damages.
What Is a Sex Trafficking Case Worth?
Greenberg Gross believes in handling sex trafficking cases with a high level of professionalism and compassion for survivors. Because of that, we believe that the best way to advise you about the potential value of your case is to meet in person for a free case consultation. The way we see it, your case is too important for us to take an uneducated guess as to what damages you can seek.
We welcome the opportunity to speak to you in a zero-obligation, pressure-free situation. That’s why we offer a free consultation. You can sit down with a sex trafficking attorney from our San Fernando Valley team and get the information you need to make the right decision for you about how to proceed with your case.
You don’t Have to Pay Upfront Costs to Hire a San Fernando Valley Sex Trafficking Lawyer
As an advocate for survivors of sex trafficking, Greenberg Gross believes in making it as easy as possible for them to seek justice. That commitment starts with representing survivors for zero money out of pocket. If we take your sex trafficking case, you won’t owe us any fees for our services unless we win your case or collect a settlement.
To sum it up, you can consult with us about your case for free. You can also hire us to represent you for no money out of pocket. It is our sincere hope that you will reach out to us in your search for justice. Our most important mission is to do everything we can to assist with your recovery. Please call our office. We would be honored by the opportunity to join you in your fight to seek justice.