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Sexual abuse and assault can involve significant emotional injuries. In many cases when a person is sexually abused or assaulted, there is another person or organization that is responsible for compensating the victim.
Sexual abuse is often done by a person who has a close relationship or access to children, such as a priest, rabbi, teacher, or boy scout leader. If the abuse occurred in the course and scope of the abuser's employment, the employer or organization can be responsible for what occurred. The organization may also be legally responsible if it failed to conduct a proper investigation of the person's background to uncover prior sexual abuse the person has committed on other victims. Any organization with such knowledge should not allow access to your child or family member by such a person. If an organization is aware of an incident involving sexual abuse, they should take immediate steps to prevent that abuser from continuing to have access to other children or members of the public in the future. If they fail to do so, it is a breach of their duty and they can be held responsible. This might include a spouse who knows of the husband's sexually abusive behavior.
The lawyers and staff at Bernstein & Maryanoff have the financial resources and experience to help victims of sexual abuse and assault seek the maximum compensation for their injuries. From our principal office in Miami and numerous other offices across Florida, we represent clients throughout the state.
Sexual abuse can occur in many different settings and to people of all ages:
Each case of sexual abuse or assault must be analyzed separately to determine who is responsible for what occurred to you, your friend, or family member. Our lawyers typically retain expert psychologists to provide credible opinions about the careless or negligent conditions that allowed the sexual abuse to occur.
In some situations, sexual abuse rises to the level of forcible rape. In these cases, evidence will be collected by the police and rape treatment center. In other situations, DNA evidence is not easily recovered. In these cases, the evidence will consist of the testimony of a psychologist, friend or other person who can document the emotional injury that occurred.
Free consultation: There is never a charge to talk to a sexual abuse attorney at the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff. With a principal office in Miami, numerous other offices across Florida, and the willingness to make house calls, our attorneys will be there when you need them. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Free consultation: There is never a charge to talk to a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff. With a principal office in Miami, numerous other offices across Florida, and the willingness to make house calls, our attorneys will be there when you need them. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
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