Holding Sexual Abusers Accountable
As personal injury attorneys, we will be among the first to say that financial compensation from a successful legal claim will not undo the significant effects of sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse often have severe emotional and mental anguish, and they may need years of treatment to begin overcoming their loss. While a lawsuit will not reverse the damage of sexual abuse, it can help victims heal and provide some financial relief for the hardships they have faced.
At The Orlow Firm, our New York attorneys understand that victims of sexual abuse may have many reasons for filing a legal claim. We are committed to helping our clients meet their goals while pursuing maximum sexual abuse compensation for them. We serve clients in the New York City region, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
Types Of Damages
If you or your child is a sexual abuse victim, you may be eligible for several types of compensation, referred to as damages. Your abuser, or an institution or agency such as a school, church or foster care agency, may be required to compensate you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may receive compensatory damages such as:
- Pain and suffering: In sexual abuse cases, compensatory damages are often awarded for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. They are designed to compensate you for the anguish and grief you have endured and will endure in the future.
- Medical expenses: As the result of your abuse, you may have required significant medical care and therapy, and you may need to continue receiving medical care and therapy. Through a successful legal claim, you may be reimbursed for these past and future costs.
- Lost earnings: If the effects of your abuse are so severe that you are no longer able to work, you may be eligible for compensation to help make up for your lost earnings.
For many sexual abuse cases, compensatory damages for long-term effects such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment are the most significant type of compensation.
Enforcing Your New York City Sexual Assault Victim Rights
At The Orlow Firm, our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine who you may hold accountable and the types of compensation for which you may be eligible. We are dedicated to pursuing the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Schedule a free initial consultation today.
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