Damages and Remedies in Sexual Abuse Cases
New Jersey Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Even if you have already filed a criminal complaint against your abuser, it is important to take the next step and file a civil complaint as well. Moreover, if your abuser was not convicted in criminal court, you can still seek a justice through a civil lawsuit. Although financial compensation won’t solve all of your problems or undue the harm that was done to you, it will help to know that your abuser is being punished financially. It is also important to hold institutions accountable for enabling a person who commits sexual abuse.
Cohen & Riechelson is a law firm that has been serving New Jersey clients for more than 40 years. During that time, we have helped countless clients get compensation for sexual abuse in Mercer County, including Pennington, Hightstown, and Ewing. Our attorneys are tenacious litigators who know how to win in the courtroom. We also understand the nuances of New Jersey personal injury and sexual abuse law, so you can count on us to get you maximum compensation in your case.
Sexual Abuse Lawsuits in New Jersey
The American justice system often wields money as a sword. A civil suit might not make you whole again, but it will deprive your abuser of something that probably matters very much to him: money. Additionally, a lawsuit will allow you to have your day in court and confront your abuser. This can help to provide a sense of closure to your ordeal.
Compensation in NJ Sexual Abuse Cases
Sexual abuse can result in long-term physical and emotional damage that requires a lifetime of treatment and care. The financial compensation you receive as a result of a civil suit can potentially be used to help you obtain necessary counseling and medical care.
Victims of sexual abuse may be entitled to both economic damages and non-economic damages:
- Economic damages may include compensation for medical treatment, therapy, and lost wages if the victim needed to miss time from work.
- Non-economic damages may include compensation for physical pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress.
Contact Hopewell NJ Borough Sex Abuse Lawyers
The lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson are ready to help you seek justice. Call us today to discuss your sex abuse case with a member of our litigation team, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation at our offices in Hamilton or Pennington.