Daycare sexual abuse attorneys in Virginia
Caring for children is a huge responsibility. When a child is abused by the people who were trusted to care for him, the victim can experience devastating consequences for the rest of his life.
In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of how often these tragedies occur. As a society, we are just now beginning to understand the number of children who have been violated by people in positions of authority over them.
That’s why Virginia has expanded the statute of limitations for bringing forward these cases to 20 years, which starts when the victim reaches 18 years of age. In other words, if you were abused as a child, you may have until you are 38 years old to file a suit against those responsible.
If you or your loved one is struggling with the effects of childhood sexual abuse that happened at a daycare facility, we can help you regain control of your life. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we can file civil actions against the abuser, their employers, and related entities to help you get the financial compensation you need to put your life back together.
Call (804) 413-6777 to schedule a free, confidential consultation today. We understand that pursuing a sex abuse claim is difficult for victims and their families. When you meet with us, we will always treat you with the utmost respect and compassion. In Virginia, we can protect your identity throughout your case.
Both of our partners, Ken Gibson and John Singleton, are highly experienced in addressing the unique challenges of sexual abuse cases. Ken Gibson’s background includes extensive experience in prosecuting sexual crimes for both the United States and Virginia, including cases of sexual assault, human trafficking, and sexual crimes against minors. John Singleton has worked for large insurance companies, and on many civil and criminal sexual abuse and sexual assault cases during his career. Together, Ken and John will put their specialized expertise to work for you and your loved one.
Child sexual abuse is any interaction between a child and an adult in which the child is used for sexual gratification. This includes all forms of inappropriate touching, but it may also involve non-touching behavior such as exposing oneself to a child, or exposing the child to pornography.
Examples of child sexual abuse include:
- Inappropriate touching or fondling
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Exposure to pornography
- Attempted rape
- Indecent exposure
- Forcible sodomy or penetration
Victims of sexual abuse can suffer a lifetime of anguish. That’s why it’s essential they receive professional treatment. Sadly, victims are often reluctant to come forward for many reasons.
When they are young, victims may fear retaliation from their abusers, who may threaten to harm them if they tell anyone about it. It’s also common for abusers to manipulate their victims into remaining silent by telling them they have a “special secret” that they should not reveal.
As victims grow older, they are likely to grapple with intense feelings of shame. Many victims never come forward. But it’s crucial to seek counseling to prevent the negative symptoms of childhood sexual abuse that can develop over time, such as:
- Substance abuse
- Trouble with personal relationships
- Difficulty maintaining employment
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
People who commit heinous crimes against children and those who enable them must be held accountable for the harm they cause. Coworkers, administrators, owners of daycare centers, and anyone else who knew or should have known about the abuse can be held accountable.
In child sexual abuse cases, liability extends to those who are guilty of poor supervision, careless hiring policies, and the retention of abusive employees. An experienced Virginia sexual abuse victim attorney will conduct a full investigation so that we can hold all the guilty parties responsible for the pain endured. Then we’ll file claims against their insurance companies to help you recover damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we fight to protect the most vulnerable members of the community. For our partners Ken Gibson and John Singleton, protecting you and your loved ones is our calling.
Call our Virginia child injury lawyers at (804) 413-6777 for a confidential, free meeting where you can learn more about your options for getting justice and compensation for harm suffered from sexual abuse. In these types of cases, we are only paid when you are paid by the responsible parties.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.