Sexual abuse can affect the victim for a very long time, if not the rest of their lives. The emotional and physical damage inflicted by such an offence can sometimes be underestimated by the legal system, with a failure to secure a prosecution leaving victims feeling let down and vulnerable. Where the criminal justice system has failed you, a San Diego sexual abuse attorney may be able to bring a civil suit on your behalf, seeking monetary damages and punitive measures against the perpetrator of your ordeal. Depending on the circumstances of your case, your lawyer may also pursue other responsible parties for compensation, for example, an employer who could reasonably have been expected to know that such a person was within their organisation.
Sexual abuse is a very sensitive matter, and we understand that even speaking about your experiences can be incredibly traumatic. When you entrust your case to a San Diego attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP, you can be certain that we will treat you with the dignity, respect and compassion you deserve, whilst aggressively pursuing the perpetrators.
What You Should Know about San Diego Sexual Abuse Cases
Sexual abuse affects significantly more people than just the victim and the perpetrator. For one, the victim may not be the first to be subjected to this abuse at the hands of the sexual predator in question. The perpetrator may also be employed within an organisation which should be aware of their behavior, such as a religious organisation, educational institution, or corporate entity. These employers must be able to prove that sufficient background checks were carried out and, if this cannot be proven, may be liable for a certain amount of monetary damages. This may also apply where your San Diego attorney demonstrates that inadequate supervision enabled your attacker to commit the instances of abuse.
Many of the cases our San Diego sexual abuse attorneys have successfully handled have involved young people being abused by those who were in a position of authority or trust. For example:
- Hospital patients being abused by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals
- Children abused by religious personnel, including priests and ministers
- Leaders in community organizations and youth groups abusing children in their care
- Abuse of vulnerable adults in mental health institutions or retirement facilities
- Children abused by teachers or other school employees
- Sexual assault in colleges, including by fraternity members, and academic or administrative staff
- Sexual assault at work
- Domestic sexual assault, committed by a spouse or partner
The sensitive nature of each of these scenarios is recognized by all Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP sexual abuse attorneys, enabling us to provide the best possible legal guidance and support throughout the entire process.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with a San Diego Sexual Abuse Attorney
Speaking about a sexual assault can be traumatic, particularly when the abuse in question was particularly violent or aggressive. You can rest assured that our attorneys will demonstrate the patient and compassion you deserve after such a harrowing ordeal.