Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Children are often innocent victims of sexual assault.

It's an unfortunate fact that both girls and boys are sexually abused by the adults responsible for their care. The perpetrators are people who gain a child’s trust, only to destroy that trust in the most horrific ways.

If you were sexually assaulted as a child, your life has probably been affected in many ways. Almost everything about you may have suffered – your relationships, your education, and your career may have all been hurt by the childhood trauma.

Survivors of childhood sexual assault often live their whole lives not understanding where the pain comes from. Why they haven't accomplished much with their lives. Why they keep turning to drugs or alcohol. Many people come to a realization, often well into adulthood, that the pain they've had their whole lives is rooted in the sexual abuse they endured as children.

Sometimes, exploring the possibility of taking action against the abuser(s) is an important part of the healing process. Whether or not you ultimately decide to sue the perpetrator(s) is your choice. We help give you the information you need to make the choice that's right for you.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, we can help.

We can never truly know how hard it must be for the survivor of childhood sexual abuse or assault to take the first step and make a call to a lawyer.

We want you to know that we will be with you from beginning to end. Although each childhood sexual assault or abuse claim is different, survivors who contact us are united in wanting to receive a sense that justice has been done.

As one of the country’s top personal injury law firms, we have assembled a strong complement of lawyers who have extensive experience in the field of childhood sexual assault and abuse cases. Renowned for our commitment to compassionate full-circle client care, you can rest assured that you will be treated with the respect, dignity and kindness you deserve.

Our team is here to support you or your loved one and we will take all the time you need to help you understand the many options you have to seek justice, healing, relief and closure.

Do I have a Claim?

If you were sexually assaulted as a child, you may have a claim against the person who assaulted you, or against other people who can be found responsible.

For example:

  • a Children’s Aid Society may be held responsible for sexual abuse by a foster parent
  • a church may be held responsible for a priest’s abuse
  • a sports franchise may be held responsible for abuse by a coach
  • There are many situations where others can, and should be, held responsible because they either didn't do anything about abuse they were aware of, or they didn't provide proper supervision, allowing the abuse to happen.

We have been successful in obtaining compensation for our clients in many situations where the abuse occurred decades ago and the perpetrators were deceased. Someone else may not have physically committed the abuse, but they may be just as responsible for the pain you have endured throughout your life.

It is important to realize that even if the sexual assaults happened years ago, you may still be able to report the assaults to police, and/or sue those responsible. We can help you through this often confusing process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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At Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein Lawyers, we recognize and respect the sensitivity of personal information.

Understandably, you may have concerns about your privacy. We can take steps to protect your privacy, even in court, by beginning your case with your initials instead of your name.

Taking that first step to contact a law firm to discuss how you were hurt by sexual abuse can be challenging, but when that call is made to Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein you can trust it will be received with all the compassion, professionalism and respect that you need and deserve.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.