You can’t be with your child every minute of every day. When you send them off to school or church or extracurricular activities, you shouldn’t have to worry about the adults who are entrusted with their care.
Unfortunately, there are sexual predators are among us, preying on our trust to take advantage of our children. The aftermath of child sexual abuse is devastating for victims and their families. You can’t change what happened, and you can’t pretend it didn’t happen.
But with the help of our compassionate sexual abuse attorneys, you can demand accountability from those who allowed it to happen. Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., provides skilled representation for sexual abuse lawsuits in the New Haven area and throughout Connecticut.
Contact us for a free, confidential consultation if you suspect your child was abused by a person in a position of authority.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, one in five girls and one in 20 boys will be sexually abused. Abuse by strangers is rare. More often, the abusers are authority figures – teachers, coaches, day care providers, clergy members, summer camp staff, doctors, dentists, physical therapists, counselors and police officers – who have used their positions of trust to prey on kids.
A lawsuit provides accountability. The perpetrator should be held liable, along with the employer or institution that failed to protect your child. Your son or daughter deserves to be compensated for the emotional trauma and ongoing suffering from the abuse, and your family should not have to bear the financial burden of psychiatric services, which may continue well into adulthood.
We understand you may have mixed feelings about legal action. You are concerned about your child’s privacy and the impact of a lawsuit on your family. You also worry about the cost to your child and other potential victims if you do nothing. Our attorneys will address your concerns with sensitivity and explain the legal process so you can make an informed decision.
Our law firm has the resources and litigation experience to pursue civil lawsuits for negligence against churches, school districts, health care corporations, landlords or nonprofit organizations. We conduct a thorough investigation that may parallel a criminal investigation. Were there rumors or red flags of abuse? Had there been other complaints? Did they do the background checks?
Even if the abuse happened years ago, we track down the people who knew or should have known of the abuse but failed your child. Under Connecticut law, victims can file suit up to 30 years after reaching adulthood. However, justice becomes more difficult with the passage of time.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Sexual Abuse of Children cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.