Several court cases and psychological studies throughout the U.S. have found that sexual abuse and molestation have long-term effects on the victims of abuse. Physical injuries are visible on the surface, but victims are often tormented in many other ways:
- Anti-social behavior
- Difficulty developing trust necessary to establish solid relationships
- Propensity to become a victim again later in life
- Loss of hope
- Low self-esteem
- Disturbances and sometimes disorders relating to food, sleep and relationships
The emotional and mental injuries of molestation can be permanent and very disabling. Physical injuries are infrequent in such cases, but victims are entitled to recover damages from all types of injuries. Long and intensive therapy and hospitalization are sometimes required, which is very expensive over what could be several years or a lifetime. It is why victims of abuse often bring such high-value lawsuits.
“WB&S have successfully filed and won cases against organizations and entities such as religious institutions, school districts, youth groups, medical professionals, athletic leagues, more. We are skilled in litigating your abuse case against these organizations and their insurance carriers.
Obtaining The Maximum Compensation You Deserve
At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, our sexual abuse lawyers understand its effects and aggressively pursue compensation from offices in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We serve clients’ best interests with compassion and care throughout California. Our firm takes on all financial responsibilities and is available at every step of the process, from filing a claim through the discovery phase and litigation to case resolution.
We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay no attorney fees unless we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on their behalf.
We strive to prove that the sexual abuse affected our clients on a deep, personal level. When a person with whom a victim has placed extraordinary trust (and often dependency in some form) violates that trusting and powerful relationship, the damages that are inflicted are very difficult to heal. We collaborate with expert witnesses who testify to this truth and the fact that these damages may take a lifetime to heal.
As a victim of sexual abuse or molestation, you are entitled to recover damages for:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Past and future wage loss
- Damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress
- Punitive damages, in some circumstances
Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP | Emotional Abuse Attorneys
Contact us at (510) 433-1000 to discuss your case confidentially. Our partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. Their extensive knowledge and dedication to your case are necessary to establish proof of abuse and counter the intensive defense that any perpetrator will attempt to argue. Let us help you bring them to justice.
Sexual molestation is a traumatic experience regardless of who the perpetrator is. For a free consultation about getting compensation for the long-term effects of sex abuse, call Oakland personal injury attorneys at Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP (510) 433-1000.