Victims of sexual abuse are often afraid to accuse their attackers, particularly in the case of children. That does not mean that victims cannot seek monetary compensation because they were initially too afraid to report the abuse.
Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC offers a no-charge initial consultation to victims of sexual abuse to review their case and to let them know they have nothing to fear should they decide to proceed.
Sexual assault can occur in many ways…
Sexual assault covers more than rape which is the most commonly reported form of sexual abuse. Any unwanted touching or fondling of sexually sensitive areas of the body can be considered sexual assault. It is no protection for the assailant that the touching occurred through clothing or that the contact was done by an object. If the touching was against the will of the victim, it is sexual assault.
Consent is a pivotal issue in sexual assault cases. The defense will almost always assert that the contact was consensual or that the victim is mistaken or delusional. However, children as well as people with diminished capacity cannot give consent no matter what is implied. This includes people under the influence of drugs or alcohol as well as those who cannot understand the nature of the act.
Also, it is no defense that the victim did not verbally object. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC has advocated for many victims of sexual abuse committed by a doctor, therapist, teacher, clergy or other professional. These are professions that naturally create a dependent relationship with people in reduced states of ability due to illness or experience.
Being victimized by someone who is supposed to care for or heal another is particularly egregious and can result in professional licenses to be cancelled, thus protecting future potential sexual abuse victims. As these cases are sensitive and emotionally upsetting, retaining a top sexual abuse lawyer will protect victims from having to deal with the very person who abused them.
No matter who is accused of the abuse, whether it involves an educational or religious institution or if the abuse went unreported for several years, we can help you get the justice you deserve.
Our sexual abuse lawyer helps victims of sexual abuse and their families obtain the confidence to confront the responsible parties and hold them accountable for the irreparable harm caused by such predatory conduct.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual abuse, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights and avoid any legal limitations for filing a claim. Call now, call today 1-888-HDZLAW-8.