A civil lawsuit based on child sexual abuse allows a victim to receive compensation even if someone hasn’t been charged and/or convicted of the crimes. Unlike a criminal case, we must establish liability and the jury (9 out of 12) must decide the defendant was liable for the injuries and damages related to the crime. At Emanuel Law Group, we represent abuse victims to obtain the compensation that helps them to move on with their life, whether pain and suffering, medical costs, therapy, counseling, or even lost wages.
How it Works
A victim’s family may even be eligible for a lawsuit if they witnessed the crime or if a death resulted from the crime. Both a child or their legal caregiver (whether birth parents or otherwise) can sue for child sexual abuse. A child can sue for physical and emotional harm while the caregivers can sue for emotional harm that they suffered knowing the child was abused. For those abused at a school or daycare center, an employer who failed to monitor or screen an employee that sexually abused a child could also be liable under negligent retention or hiring theory, which says that an employee’s duties involved care or supervision of children.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a California sexual assault attorney
If you’ve experienced sexual assault or abuse in California, you need to hire legal representation to file a civil lawsuit for damages. Our experienced legal team at the Emanuel Law Group can help you win the compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering. We will investigate your case to determine how you’ve been affected by the assault or abuse and can find all available compensation owed to you. Visit our website: Siliconvalleylawyer.net or call us at 1-800-308-0870 and let us give you the legal guidance you can rely on. We proudly service clients in our San Mateo, San Francisco, and San Jose offices.