Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Sexual Abuse Victims
Victims of sexual abuse are coming forward in increasing numbers to accuse their abusers, and the result is often a large award of monetary damages in compensation for the abuse. Filing a lawsuit against the predator who caused you so much harm takes courage, as it may require you to relive the incident and expose yourself to public scrutiny in doing so. It is advisable to seek the best available legal representation, to maximize your chances of a successful claim and award of damages.
The West Virginia personal injury attorneys of the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC have been representing the rights of the injured since 1978, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients. A lawyer from the firm can consult with you about the possibility of pursuing legal action, as well as discussing what your claim may be worth.
A large percentage of sexual abuse cases go unreported, out of the victim's fear of the abuser or feelings of shame. You should know that you are not alone, and that the abuse was not your fault. Sexual abuse is usually perpetrated by someone in a position of trust, such as in cases of child molestation carried out by clergy members, sports coaches or scout troop leaders. Medical and psychiatric sexual abuse of patients is common, as well as nursing home abuse involving sexual conduct.
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In addition to any physical harm caused by the abuse, the victim typically undergoes long-term emotional trauma and psychological damage. Years of experiencing shame, guilt or lowered self-esteem may have had a tremendous impact on the course of your life, and you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. You do not have to approach this situation alone, and you deserve to have the support of a dedicated advocate who will fight for your right to a settlement.
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