Sexual abuse cases are difficult in many ways. Not only are they difficult for the victims and their families, but they may be difficult to prove and collect. It is often one word against another. Additionally, these claims have unique statute of limitation issues because the abuse typically occurs when the victim is a minor and the memory has been buried in the sub-conscious for many years. Finally, most insurance policies have eliminated coverage for the horrible actions of the abusers, and typically collection must be made against the abusers personally, or the abusers' employers.
Employers such as, the Catholic Church, child residential programs, homes for the disabled, schools, daycare, foster care, and after school care programs can sometimes be held accountable for the heinous actions of abusers who are acting within the scope of their employment. Like we have seen with the Catholic Church, quite often employers know or should know the evil intentions of their employees. In those instances, employers may be responsible for the negligent hiring, retention or supervision of their abuser/employee.
We have the experience and the resources to pursue these various institutions and employers for the damage the abusers have caused! Hire a lawyer who has successfully handled sexual abuse cases. Hire FalcoLaw.
If sexual abuse has occurred, we understand the delicacy of the matter, both from an emotional standpoint and a legal standpoint. We will evaluate your case for free and you will not pay us any fees or costs unless we recover money for you. There are statutes of limitations that may apply, so it is best to talk to a qualified injury attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have a valid claim.