Can Victims of Sexual Abuse by High School Coaches File Lawsuits?
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazin is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now helps survivors find justice through lawsuits. Here is some general information from Kevin regarding the legal options available to survivors of sexual abuse by coaches and other school employees:
In any field where adults are working with children, it’s crucial to make sure no sexual predators are hired and that preventative measures are in place to make sure the children are safe from sexual predators. This is especially true for educators and other school employees, as there are widespread reports of school faculty members abusing their students.
In some cases of sexual abuse involving school employees, the abuse may not have occurred if it weren’t for negligence by the school – such as failing to run a background check and hiring an employee with a history of sexual misconduct. When negligence is determined to have played a role in a case of sexual abuse, the victims and their families could have a case for a school sex abuse lawsuit.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a school employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by discussing your case with an experienced sex abuse survivors lawyer.
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