Sexual abuse is a serious issue facing people of all ages, ethnicities and economic levels.
According to statistics gathered by RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 80% of victims of sexual abuse are under the age of 30, while 44% are under 18. It is believed that an American is assaulted every two minutes. The most heartbreaking numbers of all: at least 60% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police, while 97% of rapists never spend a day in jail.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, it is important that they come forward. We know how frightening it can be, but justice has to be served in order to ensure a serial abuser doesn’t walk free.
The San Diego injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Phillip M. Cohen are experienced in handling cases of sexual abuse and can help victims on the road to recovery.
One of the things we fight for is getting victims financial recovery for psychological treatment, medical care and any other damages that stem from sexual abuse. This may be done through a civil lawsuit in some cases. However, such lawsuits are extraordinary and difficult, and must be carefully screened before filing. We can make sure you get the proper evaluation and litigation support when needed to move past this traumatizing event in your life.
To learn more about sexual abuse civil lawsuits, contact our highly qualified injury attorneys in San Diego.