Steinger, Greene & Feiner is a Port St. Lucie personal injury law firm that represents victims of child sexual abuse and helps them and their families seek compensation for pain and suffering through civil litigation. In many cases an organization or entity is neglectful in child supervision, tragically allowing the opportunity for sexual abuse to occur. The purpose of a civil lawsuit is for the victim to recover financial compensation from an organization or supervisor's insurance, such as a church group or school, that was supposed to protect the child and instead looked the other way or was negligent in making sure no abusers had access to children. Child sexual abuse lawsuits brought in civil court are entirely separate and distinct from criminal court cases. The purpose of these civil claims is to hold organizations financially responsible for the harm endured by a child, when that organization might otherwise go unpunished. Our goal is to afford the victim valuable compensation toward healing and recovery from the lasting harm caused by the sexual abuse. The financial support provided by the insurance of these entities could go a long way toward giving a victim the money to get therapy and get the support and care he or she needs after the abuse.
Under Florida law, the victim of child sexual abuse can file a civil lawsuit against the organization responsible for the abuse even if a lot of time has passed since the abuse. This is because Florida law recognizes that abuse victims often do not recover memories of the abuse until many years after it occurs and because abuse victims often don’t want to face the facts of the abuse when they are just young children. The ability to file a child sexual abuse lawsuit as an adult gives you the chance to stand up in court and hold a negligent organization accountable. The purpose of a child sexual abuse lawsuit, however, is a very specific one. The purpose is to obtain monetary damages from the organization that was supposed to protect and instead put you in harm’s way. This is different from a criminal case where the aim is to send the abuser to jail. You may be able to get some closure or feel empowered by taking your case to court and making the defendant pay damages, but ultimately the civil suit’s major purpose is to make the defendant pay you and get you the money you need for therapy and other losses caused by the abuse.
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.