Sexual abuse is an unwanted sexual activity where the perpetrator uses force, makes threats or takes advantage of a victim who is unable to fend for themselves and does not give consent. It can be one of the most devastating violations a person can go through. In most instances the victim knows the perpetrator, which creates a hostile and unbearable environment for the victim who suffers in the aftermath. Sexual abuse victims experience many painful emotions and long-term symptoms after the attack, including:
- Anxiety, fear, shock and disbelief
- Inability to sleep and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Depression, withdrawal and despondency
- Loss of appetite and lack of interest in activities of daily life
According to reports, about 44 percent of sexual abuse victims are under the age of 18. Many victims suffer in silence and are afraid to tell their story or reach out to get the help they desperately need and deserve. Most of these incidents take place where young adults and children are supposed to be protected by professionals in organizations such as churches, schools and other community groups. When these organizations fail to safeguard our children or take advantage of persons who are unable to protect themselves, they need to be held liable.
The personal injury lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas can help you or someone you know who has been sexually assaulted, molested or abused. We believe that no one should suffer in silence or feel too afraid to see that a perpetrator is brought to justice. We are dedicated to assisting our clients with the overwhelming process of gathering documentation, physical evidence, witnesses and any other necessary evidence needed to support your case. We have won multimillion dollar settlements, giving us a reputation for getting the compensation you need so the recovery process can be smoother.
The sexual abuse protection advocates of McNicholas & McNicholas work with the community to provide education and training and promote safety measures to protect our most vulnerable populations. Since 1993, the serious injury lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas have been assisting victims of sexual assault, molestation, sexual violence and rape who may not have the resources or strength to go after the perpetrator and any other persons, groups or organizations that should be held liable for their gross negligence, misconduct or intentional harm. Our large settlements are not just about compensation for the victim; they are about making a strong statement to organizations that fail to protect our children and loved ones who cannot protect themselves. The sexual abuse team of McNicholas & McNicholas offers professionalism, compassion and efficiency to handle the most complex and sensitive sexual abuse cases.
To learn more about how we can assist you, contact us today at 866.664.3055 or visit our website dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse: www.sexualabuselawyers.com