Stories about childhood sexual abuse have been gaining more and more attention over the past several years. These cases usually involve a violation of trust, from someone in a position power. The perpetrator often has access to young people and uses this to establish a relationship with the victim. The abuser may be a clergy member, teacher, friend, coach or even a family member. Regardless of who the assailant is, the damage to the child is the same.
If you or a loved one are dealing with the consequences of a sexual abuse, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit for damages in addition to the criminal charges. Speaking to a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney at Wallace & Graham P.A. can help you understand your options so that you and your family can begin to move forward.