Sex Abusers and Molesters Can Be Sued for Financial Compensation


Survivors of sexual abuse and molestation are able to file a civil lawsuit against their abusers for financial compensation that will help cover the losses and damages they have suffered.  

Although your civil lawsuit will be different from the criminal proceedings the abuser might be facing, you are entitled to maximum compensation that can bring the perpetrator to justice for the abuse he or she put you through.

The Difference Between Criminal Proceedings and a Civil Lawsuit

In criminal proceedings, the prosecution will be seeking imprisonment or other criminal penalties for the abuser. The prosecutor will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the charges in order for the jury to find him or her guilty.

Regardless of the results of criminal proceedings, you are entitled to file a civil lawsuit that can help you recover compensation. Your attorney will only need to prove through a majority of the evidence that the defendant caused you harm through sexual abuse in order for the court to award you a sum that can meet your needs.

Damages That Can Be Included in Your Claim

There are a number of different damages you can seek from your abuser or those who facilitated the abuse you endured. Some of these damages include the following:

  • Relocation costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Costs of mental health counseling
  • Attorney and court fees
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Your sex abuse attorney will work with you and your physician to determine the full extent of your damages and their impact on your life so we can be sure that you obtain maximum compensation for what you’ve been through.

A Chicago Sexual Abuse Lawyer Can Help You

When you decide that you’re ready to hold your abuser accountable, reach out to a compassionate and qualified Chicago sexual abuse lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC. Our firm can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or calling our office at 312-332-1400.

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