Sexual Assault Lawyers Advocating for Victims
In many sexual assaults, there is another person or organization whose negligence contributed to the attack. When schools, daycares, businesses, nursing homes and other organizations fail to protect children and adults from sexual molestation or abuse, the victims suffer devastating and long lasting emotional harm. Sexual assault lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. help victims of sexual abuse obtain justice and compensation by filing civil suits against the negligent parties.
Sexual assaults can be committed by individuals that are in regular contact with the victim, including coaches, co-workers, daycare employees, teachers, counselors or service providers; or, they may be a random attack at a shopping mall, hotel, nightclub or other public venue.
Owners of public places have a duty to provide a reasonable level of security to visitors; however, in many cases of sex abuse, there is another person or organization that failed to take adequate measures to help ensure a safe environment, including:
- Failure to conduct an investigation of the person's background
- Failure to prevent a known abuser from having interaction with children or other potential victims
- Failure to provide security measures, including adequate lighting and sufficient personnel
If adequate security measures were not established and a sexual battery occurs, the owner of the property may be held liable for negligence, in which a civil suit may be filed to compensate the victim.
Sexual Assault against a Child
When you send your child to a school, daycare, or activity, you entrust that the organization has conducted due diligence on the personnel that will interact with your child. If your child is sexually exploited or abused, there is nothing that can prepare you for the overwhelming emotions that you experience when you learn that your child is a victim. Burnetti, P.A. helps victims and their families start to heal and to navigate through the legal process to hold the negligent party accountable.
Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Molestation and Abuse
If you are the victim of sexual molestation or abuse as a child, it may not be too late to come forward. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that the four year statute of limitations does not apply to sexual abuse that occurs as a child if the victim can show that they did not discover the abuse until they were an adult due to a suppressed memory; in these cases, victims may have four years from the time they first became aware of the suppressed memory to file suit. Law firms and child molestation attorneys that represent sexual assault victims understand the statute of limitations and how they may affect an assault claim. You don’t need to suffer in silence – it may not be too late for you to take legal action.
Path to Healing
Sexual abuse can cause long-lasting emotional pain, and can be even more devastating when the victim learns that the attack may have been prevented if someone else had not been negligent. If you are the victim of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, molestation or other sexual assault, a sex abuse attorney at Burnetti, P.A. will listen to what you have to say, and conduct a comprehensive investigation. Burnetti, P.A. has helped countless sexual victims take back their lives and begin healing. The firm represents sexual assault clients in Florida and across the United States, and handles all sex abuse cases on a contingent fee basis. A contingency fee means you do not pay any fees or costs unless you receive compensation. Hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions, and call today for your confidential and free, no obligation consultation.
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