West Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys
If your child has been victimized by a sexual predator, you should not hesitate to take legal action to recover damages. Even if the abuser has been charged with a crime, there is no guarantee that a conviction will result in any form of restitution to your family, and it is usually necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court. You can also file a lawsuit if you were the victim of molestation in the past, but only if your claim is not ruled out by the statute of limitations. To learn more about your legal rights and to begin work on your case, contact a West Virginia personal injury attorney from the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC. Lawyers at the firm have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements during their 30 years of practice, and are ready to speak with you.
Child molestation is a heinous, intentional violation of the victim's dignity and anyone who is guilty of this offense can and should be held accountable. The perpetrator is usually someone who has been entrusted with the care and protection of the child, such as a member of the clergy, a teacher, sports coach, childcare provider or a relative. It may be possible to hold the abuser's employer liable for damages as well, such as if they hired a convicted sex offender to fill a position which involved working with children.
Victims of Child Abuse in West Virginia
No amount of money can ever compensate your family for the horrors of sexual abuse and molestation, but it may be possible to recover a settlement which will at least enable you to help your child recover from the incident and move on in life. An attorney from the firm will work closely with you to gather any available information regarding the abuse, from medical evidence to witness testimony, with the goal of fully implicating the abuser. This may be a difficult time for your family, but help is available.
Contact a personal injury attorney for a consultation and to learn what your claim may be worth.