Your child is precious to you. You work hard to protect him and provide him with opportunities for a productive life. Each day you entrust your minor child to teachers, coaches, clergy, or other caregivers who have a higher duty of care to look after him and protect him from harm. Although these people are in a position of trust, sometimes the unthinkable happens, and a child, possibly your child, is sexually assaulted.
When a child or teenager is violated, his sense of security in the world is shattered. The assault can cause great physical and emotional trauma. As a direct result of this life-threatening or highly stressful event, the child may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Feelings of fear, anxiety, depression or helplessness are common among child or adult survivors of sexual abuse. PTSD symptoms may manifest themselves for months or years after an attack.
After a sexual assault, a victim may require medical care to either rule out, or treat for any physical trauma. The child may also need the assistance of a reputable psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist to help him recover from psychological trauma or to reduce the risk for developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Although the perpetrator may be tried in criminal court, his conviction does not normally lead to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, or for other damages to the victim. The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, are prepared to take decisive action to see that your loved one is financially compensated, and that the person (or institution) responsible is held accountable in a civil court of law.
If your child or teen has been sexually molested while under the care of any institution, we will aggressively investigate the matter to determine how the facility failed in its duty to insure the safety of the children in their care.
For instance, if a staff member at an in-house treatment center had prior allegations of sexual assault at another facility, but was hired anyway, or without proper screening – then the facility may be held legally liable for negligent hiring or supervision of the staff member.
The caring Birmingham sexual assault lawyers at Wininger Law Firm wish to help you and your family through this difficult time. We firmly believe that the person responsible for harming your loved one should be held accountable. We will use every resource at our disposal to see that this is accomplished. Call us to schedule a free confidential injury consultation. Our telephone number is 888.808.INJURY.