Sexual predators, rapists, child molestors and third-party defendants who can be held liable for failing to prevent such a crime can be initiated through an experienced injury attorney familiar with this area of law. Some of the situations where a sexual abuse victim may be awarded compensation include:
- Inadequate security in apartments or hotels
- Failure to properly screen employees in nursing homes
- Failure of parking garage owners to provide security monitoring
- Failure of clergy to properly screen and monitor priests
A skilled attorney understands how difficult it can be for victims to come forward and discuss legal action against those who molested, abused, or raped them. Such an attorney will also be skilled at handling such emotional issues as delicately as possible. Especially where children are concerned, an attorney should take steps to protect clients from having to explain these experiences repeatedly to different individuals. Such cases should be handled with great sensitivity.
Perpetrators are often trusted acquaintances including:
- Day care providers
- Family members
Sexual assault, abuse or molestation can be severe and rob victims of their innocence. Emotional scars can last a lifetime. Although criminal courts exist to punish offenders, civil action can help pay for counseling, put his or her life back together and deter offenders from preying on others in this way.