Nashville Child Sexual Abuse Attorney
Whether you entrust your child to a babysitter, daycare, school, or religious organization, you have every right to believe they will be kept safe. If your child is sexually abused while in another’s care, you have the right to seek compensation. This is a fact whether an employee was the aggressor, or they simply looked the other way while they knew abuse was taking place.
Get Help Right Away
Your children deserve to be protected and cared for. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our Nashville child sexual abuse attorney is ready to aggressively advocate for the rights of your child. We want to help you hold the abuser responsible for their actions. Our compassionate attorneys and legal team know that abuse can stay with a person for the rest of their lives. We understand that a child may not be able to defend themselves or even talk about what has happened. We are also aware that the perpetrator may have instilled feelings of powerlessness in the entire family. Your child can have a voice in court. Whether the abuse is current or an adult has suffered abuse in their past, we are ready to stand by their side and fight for their rights. Victims deserve to be compensated for their pain and emotional scars. We are here to not only represent victims in court but to help them seek the therapy they need through our vast array of local resources. Children should never be victimized and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for your family. Call our office today at (615) 590-3106 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and discuss your legal options.
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Finding Somewhere to Turn
Sexual abuse is often downplayed by victims, especially those who are young. A child may think this is normal or acceptable behavior. A family may not want to turn in an uncle or once-trusted family friend. Child sexual abuse cases are incredibly sensitive and complex. It can be difficult to know where to turn for help or even what help is needed. Please do not feel as though you are in this situation alone. Do not be embarrassed by what has happened, understand that victims are just that – victims. They have been abused through no fault of their own and shame should not be a part of the picture. You do have somewhere to turn: Steinger, Greene & Feiner.
The Time to File Is Now
A child who has experienced sexual abuse or an adult who has experienced abuse in the past has every right to hold the perpetrator responsible. There are no longer any statutes of limitations for such cases in Tennessee. It does not matter how long ago the abuse occurred. What matters is that you are ready to seek justice. A civil child sexual abuse lawsuit is different than a criminal trial. No one is going to jail and no one is charged with a crime. The purpose of a civil lawsuit is to hold the perpetrator financially responsible. When your lawsuit is successful, you stand to recover compensation for:
- Financial losses associated with the abuse
- Emotional distress caused by the abuse
- Any ongoing trauma or pain caused by the perpetrator
If you are suing an abuser, you must be able to prove that the abuse occurred. You also need to prove that there was damage or harm as a result. If you are suing an organization, you must be able to prove that your child was failed in some way. Our Nashville child sexual abuse attorney will work to prove all of these things and obtain the financial settlement you are entitled to. Understand that your standard of proof in a civil case is not as strong as that in a criminal case. You only need to show that there is a preponderance of evidence that the abuse occurred. In other words, a judge or jury must determine that your version of events is “most likely true”. Our Nashville child sexual abuse attorney can help you build your successful case.
What Is Your Case Worth?
Many people want to know how a value can be put on a child sexual abuse case. In truth, each case is different and there is no set formula for determining a standard payout. What we can tell you is that damages awarded in a child sexual abuse case are often proportional to the emotional trauma, needed therapy, and overall suffering of the victims – each of which tends to be irrefutably large. We can give you a more accurate picture of what your child or you may be entitled to when we review the facts of the case. Reach out to our Nashville team today at (615) 590-3106 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We promise to treat you with the discretion and dignity you deserve.
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