Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The personal injury lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn are committed to helping victims of sexual abuse. We understand how traumatic these experiences are and are here to help you understand your rights, either as a victim or as the parent of a child who has experienced sexual abuse. No one should have to stand alone against their abuser.

Types of sexual violence, assault and abuse include:

Institutional Sexual Assault

Often perpetrated by individuals who are usually in a position of power and authority- such as professors, physicians and clergy members.

Sexual assault cases against institutions are pursued under the civil justice system, allowing survivors to receive monetary compensation directly from the institution for their injuries, harm, losses and other damages that resulted from the assault.

Institutional sexual misconduct most often occurs at these locations:

  • Healthcare institutions such as hospitals and medical treatment centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Religious organizations
  • Recreational organizations such as summer camps
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Departments of correction
  • Day care facilities
  • Facilities serving the elderly and other vulnerable groups (the disabled and mentally ill)

Child Sexual Abuse

Exposing a child to sexual or pornographic materials, obscene communications (including texts), any sexual touching or intercourse, and trafficking for the purposes of sex are all forms of child abuse. Sexual contact between family members is known as incest and can impact children and adults.

Sexual Harassment

Whether it occurs in schools, workplaces, or public spaces, sexual comments, advances, threats, touches and acts are all considered sexual harassment. Stalking can also be a form of sexual harassment or intimidation.

You may be eligible to seek the following types of compensation in sexual assault lawsuits:

  • Medical costs associated with injuries suffered during the assault
  • Wages lost while recovering from the assault
  • Non-economic damages, such as emotional trauma and mental harm
  • Punitive damages if the offender has been convicted of crime

Our attorneys have experience with these types of cases, regardless of the age of the survivor. Contact us today to find out what your rights and options are for filing a civil suit.