Legal Recourse for School Sexual Assault Victims and Their Families
Attorney Brian Kent represents sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties, such as schools that have failed to protect their students from sexual predators. Here is Brian with some information on the legal rights of school sex abuse victims and their families:
Teachers and other school employees are trusted with students and parents expect that their children are safe during the school day. Most school staff members are trustworthy people, but sadly, there have also been many reports of school employees sexually abusing students. School administrators have a responsibility to do everything they can to prevent these crimes and to protect their students.
Victims of sexual abuse by school employees may be able to find justice by reporting the crime to law enforcement, but this is not the only way to find justice. In these cases, it’s also important to ask if the school met its legal duty to protect its students.
Some of these cases are preventable and only happen because of negligence. In those cases involving negligence, the victims and their families may also have a case for a lawsuit against the school district.
The Chicago Public Schools district has faced widespread allegations of sexual abuse by school employees and many of the victims in these cases have taken legal action by filing lawsuits against the district.
If you or your child is a victim of sexual abuse by a school employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our dedicated sex abuse victims lawyers.
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