Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyer
Destroying Innocence: The Injuries of a Clergy Child Sexual Victim
Obtain Justice with a Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyer
20 percent of all girls and 15 percent of boys are sexually assaulted,
according to Psychology Today. Only a fraction of these cases are ever
reported. In many cases, children never disclose their victimization to
an adult, even their parents. In many cases in which a child does reveal
he or she has been victimized, it is because a parent was perceptive and
picked up on some subtle signs that a boy or girl was abused. This includes
cases of children sexually abused by clergy members.
A child sexual abuse victim lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can provide you
information about these types of claims and protecting legal rights. The
legal team at the firm can be reached any time at (800) 349-0000.
An estimated 4 percent of clergy members, across all denominations, sexually
abuse children. Psychology Today reports that there is not a higher rate
of clergy child sexual abuse among one religious denomination over another,
despite media attention focused on some churches in recent years. Although
the offender rate is consistent across religious denominations, some church
leaders in the past engaged in conduct designed to cover-up the illicit
actions of their clergy members.
If your son or daughter is a clergy child sexual abuse victim, taking a
proactive stance to protect your child's rights and interests is vital.
Being proactive includes retaining an experienced, compassionate clergy
child sexual abuse victim lawyer immediately.
Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyer Fees
In the aftermath of your son or daughter being victimized by a trusted
minister or other clergy member, that last thing you need worry about
is finding money to hire a clergy child sexual abuse victim attorney to
protect your child’s legal interests. The Doan Law Firm has represented
innumerable clients in your position. We use what in the legal realm is
called a contingency fee.
With a contingency fee agreement, you pay no fee in your case until our
legal team obtains a favorable settlement of judgment in the case. The
Doan Law Firm guarantees you will never pay a fee unless we obtain justice
for you and the compensation you deserve.
Compensation in a Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victim Case
The compensation potentially available to clergy child sexual abuse victim
depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. Understanding these
general parameters, there are some types of injuries, losses, and damages
that our firm commonly obtained compensation on behalf of a client. The
financial recovery we fight to obtain for a client includes:
- mental anguish
- medical bills, including therapy expenses
- pain and suffering
- lost opportunities and income
One sad reality associated with clergy child sexual abuse victimization
is that associated injuries can be profound and ongoing. For example,
a clergy child sexual abuse victim may suffer from emotional and psychological
conditions that can continue for an extended period of time, even a victim’s
entire lifetime. As a result, a sexually abused child may need ongoing
medical and therapeutic care and treatment indefinitely. This represents
a type of damage that a sexual abuse victim reasonably can be expected
to face in the future.
The laws of all states permit the awarding of what are known as punitive
damages in some clergy child sexual abuse victim cases. Punitive damages
are awarded when the conduct of a perpetrator of sexual abuse is deemed
to be particularly egregious. Of course, there many instances of child
sexual abuse that meet this threshold requirement of egregious conduct
in order to trigger an appropriate claim for punitive damages.
Punitive damages are designed to provide additional compensation above
and beyond compensatory damages. Punitive damages also serve to punish
the perpetrators for his or her particularly egregious conduct.
Keep in mind that the clergy perpetrator very well may not be the only
party responsible for your child's injuries, losses, and damages.
The church, or other religious organization, itself may be responsible
to pay compensation in the case as well.
Hire a Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyer to Fight for You
A clergy child sexual abuse victim attorney from the legal team at The
Doan Law Firm will fight for justice in your case. Call our injury hotline
now at (800) 349-0000 right now and we will schedule an initial consultation
at your convenience.
The Doan Law Firm has offices across the United States. We can also schedule
an appointment at your home or a virtual consultation online, as your
An attorney from our firm will provide you a thorough case evaluation.
In addition, a clergy child sexual abuse victim attorney will provide
you any additional information you may require and answer your questions.
There is no fee charged for an initial consultation with our legal team.
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