Arkansas Child Sexual Abuse Attorney
Child Sexual Abuse Injury Claims
Sexual abuse of a child is a heinous crime. While offenders may face criminal penalties, survivors are left to cope with immense physical and psychological harm. The effects of child sexual abuse often extend well into adulthood, affecting survivors’ mental health, relationships, and emotional well-being.
If you or someone you love was the victim of child sexual abuse, you have the right to take legal action and fight for the justice you deserve. Separate from any criminal proceedings that may—or may not—take place, survivors of child sexual abuse may be able to bring Personal Injury claims to seek compensation for damages such as bodily injuries, medical treatment, counseling, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Since 1989, Caddell Reynolds Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of innocent victims who suffered immense harm at the hands of another. Our Arkansas child sexual abuse attorneys understand the challenges you have been through, as well as the ones that still lay ahead. We are here to fight for you and the recovery you are owed. Though no amount of financial compensation can undo the trauma of abuse, a successful settlement or jury verdict can allow you the ability to hold perpetrators and the institutions that harbored them accountable.
We offer free, private consultations to all injury clients. Call (800) 889-6944 or contact us online to request yours today. All attorney-client communications are kept entirely confidential.
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children & Teens
Children and teenagers may not recognize when abuse is occurring; as a result, they may not speak up about the abuse. Even when they recognize that something is wrong, children and teens are often unwilling to tell anyone about the abuse or may be fearful of the consequences. For these reasons, it is critical that parents, guardians, and loved ones know the signs of sexual abuse in children and teens.
Some of the signs of sexual abuse in children and teens include:
- Physical signs of trauma
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Apparent fear of certain individuals
- Not wanting to attend certain activities
- Avoiding certain places/people
- Inappropriate sexual behavior for the child’s age
- Excessive knowledge of sexual activities
- Secretiveness or isolation
- Regressive behaviors
- Nightmares or new fear of sleeping
- Unusual changes in mood or behavior
- Loss of interest in school and other activities
- Self-harming behaviors
- Poor self-esteem/decreased confidence
- Changes in eating habits (excessive eating or limited eating)
- Anxiety and/or excessive worry
- Aggression or acting out
If you believe your child may be the victim of sexual abuse, always follow your instincts. Do not ignore red flags or potential warning signs of abuse, even if they may seem minor or like they could be connected to something other than abuse.
Who Is Liable for Child Sexual Abuse?
While perpetrators of sexual abuse are the ones directly responsible for this conduct, it may be possible to hold various institutions and organizations legally liable for abuse-related harm and damages. All too often, these institutions and organizations negligently fail to screen new employees or deal with allegations of abuse. This allows the abuse to continue—and countless victims can suffer.
Depending on the specifics of a case, any of the following parties could be held liable for child sexual abuse:
- Schools and school districts
- After-school programs
- Youth sports organizations
- Religious institutions
- Child and youth programs
- Daycare centers
These and other entities, including individuals like teachers or daycare workers, could be held liable for negligent hiring or supervision, failure to report, failure to discipline or inadequate discipline, and other negligent or wrongful acts and omissions that lead to or contribute to child sexual abuse.
How an Attorney Can Help
The thought of filing a Personal Injury claim on behalf of yourself or your child can be overwhelming. At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, we understand that the process can be challenging for survivors and their loved ones. Our Arkansas child sexual abuse attorneys provide compassionate, personalized attention from start to finish. We truly care about our clients and will do everything in our power to secure the justice and fair compensation they deserve.
We work with a team of experts—including medical professionals, economists, counselors, and others—to investigate your claim, determine your damages, and examine how they have affected your life. From there, we build powerful cases aimed at protecting your rights and holding perpetrators of abuse, as well as the institutions that harbored them, accountable.
Our Clients Always Come First
When you choose Caddell Reynolds Law Firm to represent you, we will take the time to listen to your story without prying or requesting any more details than what is absolutely necessary to build your case. We understand the sensitive and emotionally fraught nature of these situations and always prioritize our clients’ comfort and confidence. With over 100 years of combined experience, our award-winning attorneys are ready to fight for you.
Request your free, confidential consultation today; call (800) 889-6944 or contact us online to get started.
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