Compensation And Justice For abuse and sexual assault Victims
Abuse and Assault is a crime that comes in many forms, including sexual abuse and assault, and affects people of all genders, colors, and creeds; however minors and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to this type of crime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 17% of boys, and 25% of girls will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of eighteen. A National Institute of Justice study found that sexual abuse of the elderly was severely under-reported and understudied, and that residents of nursing homes are especially at risk. Less than a third of sexual abuse and assault victims report the crime to authorities, and an even smaller percentage seek civil charges against their offenders.
In many cases of abuse and assault, there are third parties (such as hospitals, schools, religious or sports organizations and others) responsible for negligent hiring or supervision or inadequate protocols that led to the crime. If you or a loved one are a victim of any form of abuse or assault, it is vital that you seek help, no matter whether it be seeking the support of loved ones, alerting authorities, seeking treatment for physical or emotional pain or speaking with an attorney to understand your rights.
At Hoffman DiMuzio, our attorneys have spent years helping crime victims seek justice and compensation. We are members of the Crime Victims Bar Association, have participated in national crime victim events and have secured millions of dollars for those harmed by criminal acts. If you want to better understand your rights and options in this situation, call the law offices of Hoffman DiMuzio at 856-238-5183 to schedule a consultation with an attorney who is experienced in providing compassionate and knowledgeable counsel to crime victims. The consultation is free and an attorney will meet with you at any of our six locations throughout the region.
Hoffman DiMuzio represents clients in many kinds of abuse and assault cases, including:
- Child sexual abuse
- Elder sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Assault and Battery.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS GOVERNING CIVIL ABUSE LAWSUITS
Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, time may be running out for a civil claim to be brought related to the abuse you or a loved one has suffered. The statute of limitations governing an individual’s claim can differ depending on not only the circumstances involved, but also the state in which the case is brought and/or where the abuse occurred. It is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable attorney to learn what the governing laws are in your case and whether you can seek justice and compensation.
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The attorneys of Hoffman DiMuzio understand the difficulty you or a loved one may have in addressing issues of abuse and assault. We are sensitive to your feelings and are here to provide whatever support and guidance you need. For a free consultation, call the law offices of Hoffman DiMuzio at 856-637-3000. Everything that is discussed is completely confidential. Don’t wait, call us now and let us begin to help.
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