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The Sensitive Nature of Cases Involving Children

Did you know that 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will be the victim of sexual abuse before they turn 18 years of age? Even worse, just 12% of all child sexual abuse is reported—over 60% of all sexual abuse matters go unreported, making it the most under-reported crime.

When children are involved and become the victim of sexual abuse, it leaves long-term damage that often needs to be considered with the utmost sensitivity. While it may be difficult for children and their families to discuss these matters, doing so is very important and having a lawyer help is crucial for legal action.

How a Lawyer Helps During Sensitive Times

It may take time to consider legal action for a sexual abuse matter, but when it is time, having a lawyer is one of the most beneficial things you can have for a number of reasons. Here are some of the reasons you should have an understanding lawyer on your side.

Protection from Difficult Proceedings

Many individuals feel as though they can handle legal matters on their own, but the process can be difficult, especially in sexual abuse cases. The legal process can bring about a lot of unwanted memories in children, so preventing them from being exposed to these matters can be important to their mental health.

Similarly, when you file a lawsuit in civil proceedings, seeking compensation for the damages arising from sexual abuse, you’re facing off someone who is insensitive to the situation. Our firm is there to protect you from these unscrupulous individuals.

It may not be easy to come forward following a sexual abuse, however, legal action may be necessary. This is because a victim of sexual assault may average a lifetime cost of over $122,000 in expenses associated with the abuse.

At The Matiasic Firm, our San Francisco sexual abuse attorneys stand up for the rights of those who have been hurt. You deserve someone with sympathy to your situation—someone who is willing to put your best interests and work tirelessly to help you pursue civil justice.

Call our firm today at (415) 858-6692.

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