Austin Sexual Abuse Attorney
Was Your Child Sexually Abused? You Have Rights.
The last thing you expected after trusting your child with a teacher, coach,
spiritual leader, or even close family member was that he or she would
prey on your child with deplorable actions of child sexual abuse and molestation.
This is a nightmare that has to end now for you and your child. Talk to
our fiercely dedicated personal injury attorney who represent victims
of child molestation throughout Austin, Texas. The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC
is ready to seek justice for you and your family.
If you would like to discuss your options with an Austin injury lawyer,
please call us at (512) 271-5112.
We Fight to Hold Sexual Predators Accountable
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC,
we represent children in a broad range of cases involving sexual abuse. We seek to hold all
negligent parties accountable for the harm your child has suffered. In
addition to the abuser, we may also be able to pursue action against his
or her employer for negligent hiring, failure to supervise, and other
We have pursued claims against a broad range of perpetrators, including:
- School teachers
- Day care workers
- Athletic coaches
- Members of the clergy
- Medical professionals
Child injuries that involve a violation such as child molestation is a
serious and emotionally painful issue. Our firm handles child sexual abuse
cases with care and confidentiality. We are vigorous advocates for our
clients and take particular care with those under the age of 18. Whether
you or child was abused, we welcome the chance to help you seek justice.
The Statute of Limitations in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
All civil lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which determines
how long you will have to pursue your case. In Texas, there is a
five-year statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases. However, the tolling provision states that, if the victim is a minor,
the statute of limitations will not begin until they have reached his
or her eighteenth birthday.
Types of Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover
It is hard to imagine anything more destructive to a child's emotional
health than being molested. This is especially true when the perpetrator
is a person in a position of authority who has been entrusted with the
well-being of the child. Not only do these abusers break the law in order
to commit these horrible crimes, they often destroy innocent lives.
Some children never recover from the emotional trauma of being abused,
and many are ultimately diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD). However, your family is not without options. The Austin personal
injury attorney at our firm can help you and your child seek damages for
all of the pain, suffering, and losses they have experienced.
With the help of our firm, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Therapy or counseling expenses
- Child’s diminished future earning capacity
- Continued pain and suffering
Mental/emotional anguish (PTSD)
Let Our Firm Help You During This Difficult Time
This is understandably a difficult call to make and please know that we
are sensitive to your situation. We are here to hear your story. Always
compassionate and results-driven, The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC can help
you file a
personal injury claim. Let us help you seek justice as quickly as possible. Our personal
injury lawyer in Austin can take your call 24/7.
Take the first step today by requesting a
free, no-obligation case evaluation from our firm.