Sexually Abused as Children Attorney
Connecticut is one of the most progressive states in the nation when it comes to the legal rights of sexual abuse victims. The state recognizes that, in order to cope with the horror of what happened to them, many children who are sexually abused repress these memories until later in life when they are better equipped to deal with the powerful emotions associated with sexual abuse.
In Connecticut, people age 48 and younger who were sexually abused as children can file civil lawsuits against the responsible party or parties.
Standing Up for Victims of Sexual Abuse
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, are dedicated to standing up for the rights of the vulnerable and powerless, and no one is more vulnerable than an innocent child.
We have obtained significant financial compensation for victims of sexual abuse and assault in cases involving clients who were abused as children by:
- Clergy, lay ministers or church volunteers
- Scout leaders
- Day care providers
- Health care professionals
We have also represented clients who were victims of sexual abuse at residential schools, camps and therapeutic treatment programs.
A Step in the Healing Process
The consequences of sexual abuse can last a lifetime, making it difficult for a victim to establish and maintain loving relationships or even to hold a job. Over the years, our clients have taught us that taking legal action against abusers can be an important step in the healing process. The justice achieved in the resolution of these cases can help people who were abused move on with their lives.
If you or a family member is a victim of sexual abuse, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation. In some instances, we can take swift legal action to prevent the abuser from harming others even before your case is resolved. For example, we successfully sought license suspension for a junior high teacher who abused our client, one of the teacher's students.
From offices in Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.