Sexual Assault / Abuse
The Unseen Trauma
Sexual abuse leaves victims with a trauma that nobody deserves to go through. It deprives us of our basic dignity, leaving us with feelings of guilt, shame, and depression. Even in the places we expect to be protected the most, sexual assault and abuse still happens. Whether it’s at school, church, or home, sexual assault and abuse is never justified. Often times, the people assigned to protect us fail to do so, and even cover up for those who committed these atrocious acts.
We understand that children and women are especially susceptible to sexual assault and abuse, although it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. We believe the survivors of sexual assault and abuse. We believe that the people or organizations responsible for committing or covering up the sexual assault and abuse must be held accountable. We take these people and organizations to task, exposing them publicly, and forcing them to pay for the damages they caused.
Where Does Sexual Assault / Abuse Happen?
Sexual assault or abuse can happen anywhere, but it usually occurs in places where people have their guard down most. Some of the most common places where sexual assault and abuse happens is:
Nobody should have to experience sexual assault or abuse, but it is especially heinous at a place of employment where the difference between having a job or being unemployed is a matter of supporting oneself or being homeless. Bosses and management at large often abuse their position of authority to prey on their inferiors, and intimidate them into silence under threat of firing, or reputational ruin.
A home should be a safe haven, a place where no one, especially a child, should ever worry about being sexually assaulted or abused. Whether it’s a parent, sibling, or friend, sexual assault and abuse at home is one of the most common places these atrocities occur.
Although schools are designed to be institutions of education and growth, sexual assaults and abuse happen frequently. Perhaps it is a teacher preying on their student, or a bus driver holding a child captive on the route. In either event, sexual assault or abuse at schools is intolerable.
There’s no question that sexual assault and abuse at religious sanctuaries is a problem. Children are especially susceptible because it is their faith that is put into question if they do not cooperate or if they tell anyone about the assault or abuse.
Children under 10 are unusually susceptible to sexual assault and abuse because of their age and limited ability to communicate. Daycare centers often harbor some of the most heinous perpetrators because they know they will have unlimited access to children who likely aren’t able to tell anyone what is happening to them.
Like daycare centers, sexual assault or abuse is rampant at summer camps because of the access to and captivity of children and adolescents.
Pursuing A Sexual Assault Case
We represent victims of sexual assault and abuse nationwide. We stand with survivors of sexual assault and abuse and will make sure that justice is served. If you or someone you love was victimized in a sexual assault or abuse case, you deserve the best representation possible. At Yanni Law, we never charge for consultations and only take a fee if we win your case. You pay no money up front and we only take a fee if we win your case. Having the right lawyer in your corner can be the difference between getting fair compensation for your injuries or taking little to no money that does not represent the harms and losses you have suffered in the accident. We will fight to get you compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more. These cases are subject to strict timelines and statutes of limitations vary by state and injury type, so it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.