Countless parents of sexually abused children continue to place their trust in the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard due to a reputation of having the best San Jose attorneys when it comes time to holding institutions accountable for the lifelong harm caused by child molestation.
In the last decade, our child molestation attorneys have represented well over 100 clients who as children were sexually abused. In nearly all of those cases, we helped sex abuse victims get financial compensation for the harm caused. Learn more about the attorneys who represent child sexual abuse victims:
The impact of childhood sexual abuse is lifelong
When a child is a molestation victim, it touches all aspects of their life. The effect runs from their teenage years to well into adulthood. Childhood sexual abuse can manifest itself in many forms. Children and adults experience higher levels of depression, guilt, shame, self-blame, and eating disorders. They also suffer from anxiety, disassociation, denial, and relationship problems. Worse, the memories of the sexual abuse never go away.
Scientific research shows that sexual abuse can result in PTSD, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder. For the victim, PTSD leads to “flashbacks” or vivid memories of the traumatic violation along with nightmares and sleeping problems.
Lastly, childhood sexual abuse also impacts and alters brain development.
Ensuring that children receive fair compensation
Because of the severe harm caused by child sexual abuse, the attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard go to great lengths to ensure that children receive fair compensation. Sexual abuse monetary settlements to minors receive full protection from the courts. A judge is required to sign off on each expenditure. This ensures that the money goes directly to help the child.
When a parent recognizes our lawyers as one of the best San Jose attorneys to represent their child, we take our obligation seriously by working for the best interests of the child and the family. We also work closely with state legislators to ensure that the laws are fair to child molestation victims. Most recently we lobbied to make sure that "psyche exams" for child sex abuse victims would not last more than three hours. We also continue to lead the effort to get rid of arbitrary time limits that end up hurting sexual abuse victims if they do not file civil lawsuits promptly.
Ultimately, our job is to use the civil justice system to compensate victims for the harm caused. Civil lawsuits remain the best way for the victim and family to receive compensation to offset the costs of lifetime psychological and physical treatment caused by abuse. A civil lawsuit has the added benefit of obtaining compensation through the private sector (through insurance) as opposed to through the public sector (through victim witness assistance).
How is this process, this case, going to affect my child? Is it going to hurt them more than it's going to help them? And my answer is we will do everything that we can to shield and protect your child from the process. We do everything that we can to make sure that the child is insulated from the process. If the defense wants to take a deposition, we go to the court, to the judge to make sure that parameters are set for what questions can be asked, who can be there? How long is it going to take? Are there going to be breaks? What happens if the child's uncomfortable? We don't just hand over the child and say have at it and ask whatever question you want. We make sure that the well-being and the safety of the child is top priority and that they're protected.
If you or a loved one are a sexual abuse victim, please place your trust in our attorneys. Our child molestation attorneys are award-winning and nationally recognized for their outstanding results on behalf of sexual abuse victims. For a free and confidential consultation, call 408-289-1417 or use the form on this page to email us.