Compensation for Victims of Child Pornography


If you or someone you love has been a victim of child pornography, you have the opportunity to pursue a civil lawsuit against the person or people responsible for inflicting this type of harm on you.

Through a civil suit, you can obtain compensation that will help you secure the treatment and care you need to move forward with your life. Read on to learn more about pursuing a civil claim against your abuser.

Who You Can Bring a Claim Against

When filing a civil lawsuit, you will be able to bring a claim against anyone who directly sexually exploited you or failed in their responsibility to prevent the abuse from happening.

This could include the person who took sexually explicit photos of you as a child, professionals who might have had concerns brought to their attention but did nothing, and day care providers who are responsible for caring for children while their parents are at work, among others.

Often, child victims of sexual exploitation are taken advantage of by someone close to them and their families, although there are countless cases of children whose abusers are strangers. Anyone and everyone involved in allowing a child to be a victim of child pornography should be brought to justice.

Obtaining Compensation for Your Damages

Although filing a claim against your abuser won’t erase the trauma you’ve been through, many victims of child pornography find that holding their abusers accountable is empowering. Your attorney will help you seek compensation for every way in which your life has been affected by this sexual exploitation, including the following:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental health counseling
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Relocation expenses
  • Emotional distress

Your attorney will ensure that every loss is accounted for so you are able to secure maximum compensation through your claim. Regardless of whether your abuser was brought to justice in criminal court, you have the opportunity to stand up to him or her and secure the compensation you deserve through a civil claim.

Speak with a Chicago Sexual Abuse Lawyer

If you are interested in holding your abuser accountable for the trauma he or she has put you through, reach out to a compassionate Chicago sexual abuse lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC. You can schedule your free case review today by filling out the quick contact form below or giving our office a call at 312-332-1400.

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