Institutional sexual abuse cases are complicated and unique. We work to discover the extent of the sexual abuse in the institution where it occurred. We bring a civil suit against the institution to ensure that you are able to receive sufficient compensation to enable you to move on with your life.
Your Melbourne, Florida, sexual abuse attorney’s goal is to hold the institution accountable so that the sexual abuse does not happen again, and to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life and the result of the abuse.
What Is Institutional Sexual Abuse?
There are certain positions in society that automatically grant power over other people. Teachers, medical professionals, clergy, and correctional staff are just a few examples. Sometimes, the people in these positions abuse their power to commit sexual abuse.
Andrew Pickett Law focuses on these kinds of sexual abuse cases. We believe that people who abuse their power must be removed from their offices, and we also believe that victims should receive as much compensation from the institutions that enabled the abuse as legally allowed.
We will fight tirelessly on your behalf to seek justice against these terrible crimes, many of which are done against victims who are unable to fight back for fear of retribution or punishment.
We Cannot Stand for Sexual Abuse or Sexual Assault & Battery
We treat every institutional sexual abuse case as if it’s going to trial and hire sex crimes investigators to ensure that no avenue of investigation is ignored. stone is left unturned in the event we bring the case to trial. During these trying times, you don’t need to be bullied by companies and individuals in power who would benefit from your silence.
Our sexual abuse lawyers in Melbourne do the work for you and ensure that justice is served, the entities at fault are held accountable, and set an example that aims to deter any type of institutional sexual abuse from occurring in the future. We aim to prosecute to the fullest extent of punishments as outlined in Fla. Stat. § 794.011.
Sexual abuse is sexual abuse. It doesn’t have to be a major felony to “matter.” If you have been abused sexually, you can and should pursue justice in court. You also do not need to wait for your assailant’s criminal trial to finish to start a lawsuit of your own.
Sexual abuse and battery can leave mental health effects and emotional scars long after any physical damage is healed. You may need expensive therapy and counseling to get past the experience, and you deserve to have the compensation to pay for these services.
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What You Can Expect From Your First Attorney Meeting
We understand that meeting with an attorney about these serious matters can be scary. Know that we will treat your case with the respect, compassion, and seriousness it deserves.You can help us begin the process by bringing certain pieces of evidence with you, such as:
Umbrella/excess liability insurance policies
Health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid ID cards
Medical records, psychological treatment records, and medical bills
Witness contact information
Testimonials from others, such as physicians, spouses, and employers, that can describe how the incident has affected you.
Any letters, emails, or other documents received from insurance companies or other parties involved
Anything else you feel is relevant to your sex abuse case
We understand it may be difficult to gather all this documentation. It is not a requirement to see our team for a consultation, but it will help us evaluate your case and give a better estimate of your chances at trial.
We Treat Every Sexual Abuse Case As If It Is Going to Trial
Remember, we treat every case as if it is going to trial. Andrew Pickett Law hires sexual abuse investigators to obtain all the evidence necessary to win your case in Brevard County and provide the compensation you need to move on.
Also, remember that you do not have to wait for your assailant’s criminal case to finish before speaking with our Melbourne sexual abuse attorneys about your case. Call us today to meet with me and my experienced team of paralegals. We can answer all your questions and help you move forward from sex abuse.