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Buttonwillow Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The unfortunate truth is that many incidents of sexual assault will never be shared or reported. It is often the case that children and adult victims are shamed or intimidated into staying silent about what has occurred. Here at Chain | Cohn | Clark, we want to help give Buttonwillow residents hiding in silence their voices back.

The U.S. criminal justice system is designed to sentence sexual assault predators with jail time and huge fines paid to the state. But any compensation for the victim must start with a civil claim. That is where Chain | Cohn | Clark can help you find a path to peace.

What Is Considered Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual abuse occurs when an adult or adolescent uses pressure, force, or manipulation for sexual gratification. There are many forms of sexual abuse of both children and adults, including forcible rape, psychological pressure, indecent exposure, and/or exhibiting child pornography.

Forcible rape occurs when a victim does not give consent and physical force or threats are used. In these types of cases, the victim believes that resistance would not prevent the rape from occurring. Forcible rape includes not only the act, but also attempts to complete the act. 

Psychological pressure or coercion occurs when the victim is intimidated mentally and/or physically to perform sex acts. This can include threatening to expose a secret or tampering with personal property. 

Indecent exposure occurs when someone exposes their genitals to a child or a child is shown pornographic material. Physical contact may not occur, but psychological effects may be ongoing for the victim.

Proliferating child pornography is any depiction of a child engaging in sexually explicit actions. Victims suffer from sexual trauma but also may face having to deal with these images being online forever.

Clergy abuse occurs when a faith leader abuses children under their religious care.

Symptoms of Sexual Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse often suffer from mental illness or other impairments. Most often they face depression, but here is a list of other symptoms and issues they may experience:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship and intimacy issues
  • Somatic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders

Potential Harm Caused by Sexual Abuse

Quite often, victims of sexual abuse face physical symptoms. These may be a direct result of abuse or occur later in life. Many studies have proven survivors have worse health overall. They may face:

  • Gastrointestinal health issues
  • Gynecologic or reproductive health issues
  • Pain
  • Cardiopulmonary symptoms
  • Obesity 

For many survivors, these conditions can last a lifetime, placing a burden on them and their families. At Chain | Cohn | Clark, we strive to hold enabling institutions responsible and to regain compensation for the victims. 

Types of Compensation Available in a Buttonwillow Sexual Abuse Case

Money is often at the bottom of the list of reasons why a survivor chooses to work with one of our knowledgeable attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark. 

Working through a child sexual abuse claim against a responsible party can drastically affect a community. Your specific lawsuit could singlehandedly change the course of events for children for generations to come. 

Winning against an accountable party can help restore your sense of peace and power and give you the opportunity to more fully move forward with your life. 

Then comes the monetary compensation, which can cover things like:

  • Nominal damages: You may be eligible for damages if you suffered from the threat of sexual abuse, but your attacker never actually harmed you. Your compensation will be for the fear of assault your abuser instilled in you. 
  • Emotional and psychological harm: Sexual abuse can cause damage to a survivor emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. 
  • Impairment that causes someone to be unable to fully carry on with life: Some people may need lifelong therapy or medical attention. You can earn compensation in the state of California for such unfortunate circumstances.
  • Financial harm: If child abuse causes financial damages, you may be eligible for a settlement. This includes taking mental health days that later effect your wages. 
  • Punitive damages: Compensation for punitive damages may result if there were egregious behaviors, malicious attacks, or extreme recklessness. This includes sexual abuse if you are a survivor.

The exact kind of damages you could receive and the value assigned to them by a judge will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. 

Here at Chain| Cohn | Stiles, we offer a free consultation to help you determine your case’s worth. We will do everything in our power to maximize your compensation, including taking your case all the way to court if necessary. At the same time, we will do everything in our power to maintain your privacy throughout the trial.

How Can a Sex Abuse Lawyer Help Your Case?

It is our duty to provide strong legal knowledge and representation to victims of sexual violence. Our legal team knows how to negotiate with insurance providers and how to litigate sexual abuse cases should they go to court. Our expertise allows us to help you receive the closure and compensation you deserve. 

Make a Sexual Abuse Claim in Buttonwillow, CA

It is of the utmost importance to us that we treat our clients compassionately and respectfully. We know this is likely a difficult subject for you to confront, and we have personally helped countless clients through every step of their sexual abuse trials. And these cases have led to immensely favorable outcomes. 

Reach Out to a Buttonwillow Sexual Abuse Lawyer at Chain | Cohn | Clark

If you or a loved one have been sexually assaulted in Buttonwillow, contact the trusted attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark today. We will walk you through the process and be by your side every step of the way. 

You deserve justice for the injuries youve suffered as a result of sexual abuse. Your Buttonwillow lawyer is just a phone call or click away!

You can also fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. Well get back to you right away about your case.

Make a Sexual Abuse Claim in Buttonwillow, CA

It is of the utmost importance to us that we treat our clients compassionately and respectfully. We know this is likely a difficult subject for you to confront, and we have personally helped countless clients through every step of their sexual abuse trials. And these cases have led to immensely favorable outcomes. 

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