Houston Child Molestation Victim Lawyer
1 Riverway Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056
If you have been the victim of molestation or know someone who has, it
may be a good idea to talk to a child molestation attorney in Houston
right away. Even if the abuse occurred many months or years ago, you may
be able to help the victim get the justice he or she deserves. If you
have been a victim yourself, there is still time to obtain compensation
or at least get an acknowledgement of what happened to you.
Why Talk With a Summer Camp Child Molestation Lawyer
A summer camp child molestation attorney is going to be respectful of your
needs at all times. He or she is there to make sure that you get the justice
that you deserve no matter how many incidents occurred, who hurt you or
how powerful that person perceives him or herself to be. It is important
to know that no one has the right to touch you against your will or force
you to submit to any sexual or generally humiliating act without your
A Coach Molestation Lawyer Will Hold Your Abuser Responsible
As a child, you may have dreamed about playing professionally or perhaps
just wanted to use sports as a way out of town. However, if your coach
molested you or abused you in any manner, you may have found sports to
be more of a nightmare than a dream. A coach molestation attorney will
work with you to make sure that he or she is held accountable for what
happened to you no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. Your attorney
will also make sure that you and your story are seen as credible, which
will give you the strength to keep pursuing it.
Were You Abused While Taking Part in the Boy Scouts?
Talking with a boy scout molestation lawyer may be helpful if you were
touched, abused or otherwise taken advantage of sexually as a child. A
boy scout molestation attorney will gather evidence of the abuse against
you such as torn clothing, medical records after the fact or witness statements
from those who may have had knowledge of what happened.
Many people don't pursue allegations against an organization like the
Boy Scouts because they are perceived as a wholesome group that teaches
kids how to live a respectful life. However, your lawyer will make sure
that your story gets out and those who hurt you are held responsible.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation in Your Child Molestation Case
Compensation may not change what happened to you, but it may help you live
a comfortable lifestyle going forward. You may be entitled to damages
for any emotional trauma that you went through that made it harder to
find or hold a job or get ahead in school. You may also be entitled to
compensation for counseling or other physical or mental health bills that
you incurred because you were abused.
In addition to any actual damages that you are given, you may be entitled
to punitive damages. These damages may come from the person who abused
you or the entity that was supposed to keep you safe. For instance, if
a coach abused you, the school district that hired the coach would be
liable for damages. If you were abused at a summer camp, the entity running
the camp would be responsible for paying damages.
Statutes of Limitation May Be Extended
In a typical abuse case, you may have two to four years to file a lawsuit.
However, in a child abuse case, you may have several years or decades
before you have to file your case. This is because courts in Texas want
to make sure that those who committed such a heinous crime are not let
off the hook just because time has passed.
Therefore, if you are an adult in your 40s or 50s, you may have the chance
to bring your abuser to justice assuming that he or she is still alive.
In some cases, you may be able to get compensation from the estate of
the person who abused you if that person has recently passed away.
Remember, your consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by talking
with us and learning more about how the law applies in your case. If you
decide to hire us, you don't pay anything until after your case is
resolved. You can visit or write to us to learn more about how we can
help you at The Doan Law Firm. You can also give us a call at (832) 835-0000
to begin the legal process.
The Doan Law Firm:
1 Riverway, Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056