Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers in Miami
Serving Clients in South Florida with Proven Civil Claim Representation
Child sexual abuse should never happen. That being said, it has happened and does happen to children and teens throughout the U.S. It is, of course, a criminal act for which the perpetrator can land in jail or prison, subject to heavy fines, and possibly mandatory registration as a sex offender. For those who have suffered acts of child sexual abuse, however, the repercussions may last for years or forever. While it is not enough to erase the trauma of being sexually abused, compensation won in a civil claim can bring the financial resources necessary to address it through psychological counseling and treatment. That compensation needs to be fought for through aggressive negotiation or litigation in court.
At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we give a voice to those who have suffered child sexual abuse. Whether you are the parent of such a child or you have suffered such abuse yourself as a child in the past, you have the right to be heard. While the perpetrator may go to jail, that is rarely enough. You and your family deserve compensation needed to help you overcome the effects of such trauma. When you come to us, you will have the benefit of not just one attorney but an entire team of proven professionals behind you. Since 1988, our firm has been a leader in obtaining the settlements and verdicts against individuals and other entities responsible for negligence and deliberate injuries such as sexual assault.
Need legal guidance in a child sexual abuse case? Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen to arrange for a free consultation at (866) 629-1061. Or message us online through our request form.
What is Child Sexual Abuse Under Florida Law?
According to the 2019 Florida Statutes Title XLVI Chapter 827, child abuse is defined in three ways:
- Intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child;
- An intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or
- Active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.
Under these definitions, child sexual abuse can thus take many forms that could include both penetrative and nonpenetrative acts. These acts can include rape, sodomy, or other forms of sexual assault. They can include making a child pose for child pornography, taking sexually explicit pictures of children or teens, unwanted touching of a child’s or teen’s intimate parts, exposing one’s genitals to a child or showing a child pornographic material. These acts can be committed by anyone, from teachers, coaches, counselors, doctors, other medical practitioners, priests, daycare providers, volunteers, and babysitters to neighbors, family friends, and more.
Child sexual abuse can result in long-term damage to the child or teen that can last well into adulthood. It can leave emotional scars that may take years or even a lifetime to overcome. These acts can leave the victim depressed, physically ill, subject to psychological disorders such as anxiety, eating disorders, intimacy issues, persisting nightmares, communication issues, and more. Furthermore, when a child or teen is sexually abused, he or she may be unable to communicate what happened out of fear or an inability to understand what was done.
Let Our Dedicated Team Fight for You
Our Miami child sexual abuse attorneys are passionate about seeking and obtaining the justice you deserve when injured in any way by the wrongdoing of others. We put our entire team to work for you, using all of the skills, knowledge, and resources we have honed and created over more than 30 years in practice. Our team brings more than 200 years of combined legal experience to your case and we are committed to legal excellence.
Call us at (866) 629-1061 to learn more about your civil case today.
Changing Lives by Changing The Law
Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.