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.
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 https://www.burnetti.com 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 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.