Queens Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Victims of sexual abuse deserve justice for everything they’ve been through. A Queens sex abuse attorney can help you file a personal injury claim against those responsible for your suffering.
Filing a personal injury claim against those responsible for your sex abuse is well within your rights. You deserve compensation for your injuries, mental suffering, and financial losses.
A Queens sexual abuse lawyer with our firm can see to it that you get justice for what’s happened to you. We hope your case will help prevent others from being mistreated and abused.
Defining Sexual Abuse
Sexual assault is a criminal act and is defined as any sexual contact without the consent of the victim. It could be forced, coerced, or perpetrated while the victim is incapable of giving consent.
A person is incapable of giving consent if he or she is intoxicated, asleep, or without the mental capacity necessary to give consent (e.g., a child or someone with diminished cognitive function).
A sexual abuse lawyer in Queens can help you assess the circumstances of your case and determine the best way forward.
Understanding Liability in Queens Sex Abuse Cases
The sexual abuser can be held legally responsible for the wrongdoing in criminal and civil court, but there are others who could be held liable for your sexual trauma.
For example, if you were staying at a hotel where you were sexually assaulted, you could file an injury claim against the hotel if negligence was found to have played a role.
If, say, the hotel knew that the lock on your door was faulty but failed to replace it, which allowed the assaulter to enter your room, you could pursue compensation from the hotel.
To give you an idea of organizations that could be held legally responsible for the sexual abuse you’ve suffered in Queens, see below:
- Nursing homes and other caregiving facilities
- Schools and after-school programs
- Churches and church organizations
- Extracurricular organizations
- Day cares
Obtaining Compensation for Your Queens Sexual Abuse Claim
Your sexual trauma has affected you physically and emotionally, but it might have affected you financially, as well. Perhaps you’ve been unable to hold down a job because the trauma has been too much for you to handle. Maybe you’ve been seeing a therapist as a result of your sexual abuse and the services are expensive.
You can and should be compensated for the financial, physical, mental, and emotional toll this experience has had on you. Some damages often listed in sexual abuse claims in Queens are as follows:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- Medical expenses
- Missed work wages
- Mental health services
- Diminished enjoyment of your life
Speak with a Queens Sexual Abuse Attorney
If you or someone you love experienced sexual abuse, you can hold all responsible parties accountable by filing a personal injury claim against them. You can obtain monetary compensation for the trauma of your experience, and you can hold those who harmed you accountable for their actions or inaction.
A Queens sexual abuse lawyer from our firm will represent you and fight for your right to compensation. At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we offer free case consultations, so give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) today. You can also fill out the online contact form below to get in touch.