When someone older and stronger takes advantage of an innocent child, he or she must be held responsible. While the criminal court system exists to punish the wrongdoer, the civil courts allow victims of child abuse to recover financial compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Lawyers Advocating for Victims of Child Abuse
If your child was the victim of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect you may have a right to pursue financial compensation for your child's pain and suffering, current and future medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, loss of future earning potential and more.
At Freeman & Chiartas, we have more than 60 years of experience providing a strong voice to children put at great risk. We have the skills and legal resources to handle highly sensitive child abuse claims. Contact our law firm today to pursue a civil lawsuit against an alleged abuser.
Helping Accident Victims Assert Their Legal Rights in West Virginia
At Freeman & Chiartas, we seek financial compensation for children who have been abused or molested by people in a position of trust, including:
- Bus drivers
- Scout leaders
- Church leaders
- Day care providers
- Foster parents
- Police officers
In addition to representing parents of injured children, we can represent other family members on behalf of an injured child, if a parent or sibling is at fault. We have also filed civil claims for injuries or death against state agencies that have failed to properly investigate or take appropriate actions after child abuse was suspected or reported. We have the skills and legal resources to hold state agencies accountable for failing to take prompt action to protect the vulnerable child.
We Understand the Lasting Effects of Child Abuse
Child sexual abuse can cause physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. Victims may find it difficult to hold a job or establish meaningful personal relationships. Children who survive physical abuse can suffer serious injuries, including shaken baby syndrome and other types of brain damage, as well as spinal cord damage, broken bones and developmental delays.
Our personal injury attorneys can consult certified life-care planning experts and economists to determine what care, equipment, training, home modification and assistance may be necessary over your child's lifetime and what the costs will be. Then we will pursue compensation for the full extent of the damage caused by the child abuse or neglect.
Contact Our West Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys Today
When the stakes are high, obtain experienced legal counsel. You can feel confident working with our law firm knowing we have extensive experience proving fault in highly complicated civil lawsuits. Contact our Charleston lawyers today for help asserting your legal rights.