Virginia sex abuse injury attorneys
Sexual abuse is a devastating crime that causes long-lasting physical, emotional, and mental harm to victims. Sexual abusers often take advantage of their victims’ trust.
Sexual assaults may be committed by a caregiver, a coach, a church leader, a massage therapist, a family member, or a member of a community or volunteer group. The betrayal of trust and the assaults committed by a sexual abuser leave a wake of despair, humiliation, embarrassment, and often a lifetime of recovery from the trauma for the victim.
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we feel called to seek justice for the innocent victims of sexual abuse, and we stand with survivors who seek accountability from the people and institutions who harmed them.
If you have been the victim of any type of sexual assault or abuse, you have the right to hold the abuser and any related institution or organization financially accountable. This will allow you to get the compensation you need to help put your life back together.
At GibsonSingleton, we understand that pursuing a sex abuse claim is difficult for victims and their families. When you meet with us, you will always be treated with respect and compassion. In fact, in Virginia, we can protect your identity throughout the legal process.
It’s important for you to know that Ken Gibson’s background includes extensive experience in prosecuting sexual crimes for both the Federal and Virginia State government, including sexual assaults, human trafficking, sexual crimes against minors, and sexual assaults committed by a government official. While serving as a prosecutor at the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Ken served on the Violent Crime prosecution team, where he successfully prosecuted many high-profile rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault cases involving adults.
Ken also served on a prosecution team focused on prosecuting criminals who sexually assaulted children. The child sexual assault cases were extremely emotional and devasting to the young victims and their families, and Ken worked tirelessly to hold the defendants fully responsible for their horrific crimes.
Ken also served as a Federal prosecutor, participating in the investigation and prosecution of human traffickers who were forcing women to work as prostitutes under threat of harm to themselves and their families. In fact, Ken earned commendation from the Director of the FBI for his work in prosecuting a sexual assault offender while working at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, John Singleton honed his skills working for a large insurance defense firm. He knows how insurance companies work in every type of case, and he uses that specialized knowledge to give clients outstanding insight and counsel. John puts his heart into every single case, particularly ones involving sexual abuse. John has also worked on many sexual abuse and sexual assault cases during his career and will put that expertise to work for you.
Ken Gibson and John Singleton understand the unique challenges of sexual cases, and they have the legal experience to get the best possible results for you.
Call (804) 413-6777 and schedule a confidential consultation with us to learn more today.
Sexual abuse is any incident or pattern of unwanted sexual behavior that involves force, manipulation, coercion, or threat. This may include putting someone in an undesired situation, forcing them to watch a sexual act, or any sexual contact that the victim does not agree to.
Sexual activities with a child or with someone who is mentally or physically incapacitated also constitute sexual abuse.
The perpetrator of sexual abuse can be the same sex or the opposite sex of the victim. And the abuse may result in extreme physical, psychological, and emotional pain for the victim.
Regardless of the type of relationship the victim has with the abuser, sexual abuse can happen. Examples of sexual abuse include rape, child molestation, and any form of sexual assault.
People who commit sexual abuse often hold a position of authority over the victim, such as supervisors, teachers, or clergy members. Sexual abuse can happen in all types of settings, including:
- Day care
- Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
- Foster care
- Government institution
- The military
- Sports team
- Over the internet
- Religious institution
- Clergy event
- Sexual situation with a minor
- Medical professional and facilities
- Nursing homes
If you were a victim of sexual abuse, seeking financial restitution can be difficult. That’s probably why two thirds of sexual abuse cases go unreported. But you deserve compensation for your suffering. By seeking justice, you will also make it less likely that your attacker will abuse someone else in the future.
A personal injury claim is separate from any criminal case that may be filed by prosecutors. As your personal injury attorneys, we will investigate the incident and seek damages from your abuser and all other parties who should have reasonably prevented the abuse, such as employers, supervisors, or owners of the property where the abuse took place.
You may be eligible to receive the following types of compensation:
- Emotional distress
- Physical suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it a calling to aid and comfort people who were hurt by others. As former members of the U.S. Marine Corps, we seek to embody the saying about Marines, “No greater friend, no worse enemy.”
We work on a contingency basis, meaning we get paid when you get paid. Call us at (804) 413-6777 for a confidential, free meeting where you can learn more about your options for getting justice and compensation for the harm you have suffered from sexual abuse.
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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.