One of the worst nightmares for a parent is finding out that their child has been sexually abused. You likely do everything you can to protect your child from ever undergoing such a horror, but unfortunately, child sexual abuse can occur—sometimes in places where you don’t expect it.
Sexual abuse can happen at schools, at church, at camp, and at other extracurricular activities that children participate in. When your child isn’t under your immediate supervision, child sexual abuse can occur.
If you’ve discovered that your child has been sexually abused, you will likely be looking to learn about suing for the effects of child sexual abuse.
Whom to Sue When Your Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted
The first thing you will need to know when looking to sue the person who sexually assaulted your child is: Where did the incident take place?
If it took place in a school, for instance, you can sue the person who abused your child, and you can likely sue the school, as well. If the abuse took place at a camp, you could sue the camp as well as the abuser. When a neighbor has abused your child, you would sue the neighbor only.
Submitting your Child Sexual Abuse Claim
Filing a claim for child sexual abuse can serve several purposes: First, it can serve as justice for what your child went through; second, it can serve to prevent an attacker from harming someone else; and third, it can compensate the family of the victim for the financial losses they’ve been forced to deal with.
Sexual abuse can cause financial turmoil in the family’s life, in addition to all the emotional and mental suffering the child and family will be dealing with. Your child will likely need physical and mental treatment—and treatment costs money.
You and your child deserve full compensation for all the negative effects that your child’s abuse has brought to all of your lives.
Get In Contact with a Child Sexual Abuse Attorney
Suing for the effects of child sexual abuse isn’t something you ever thought you’d need to learn about, and you don’t have to file your case on your own. You can have the support of a caring attorney who will get you and your child the justice you deserve for this atrocity.
Contact Lane & Lane, LLC for a free, confidential case assessment. Call 312-332-1400 or fill out the case assessment form down below.