Sexual Abuse Victims

Fighting For Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused At School

Edelman & Edelman, P.C., has a special unit devoted to representing children — some as young as five years old — who have been sexually assaulted while at school or while participating in a school-sanctioned activity. These cases are typically brought by a child's parent or guardian against the school district and board of education.

Our firm has had a great deal of success proving such issues as negligent hiring, negligent training and/or negligent supervision as direct causes of the abuse — and the resulting harm to the child — in cases involving sexual abuse. Our lawyers vigorously pursue maximum compensation on behalf of your child while making every effort to minimize any further trauma.

Handling Your Child's Case With Sensitivity And Discretion

We are mindful that these cases require great sensitivity to the child and parents' need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the process. We also understand that the harm children suffer is most often internal with psychological manifestations potentially affecting all aspects of their lives. We know how to build a compelling case to show the full extent of the harm your child has suffered and how to secure maximum compensation.

Edelman & Edelman, P.C., also recognizes that to properly represent these victims, the children's future psychological counseling needs must be provided for. We know that the deleterious effects from sexual assaults can have lasting, often permanent, effects, which require significant monetary contributions from the school district, board of education or a governmental agency.

We are prepared to represent your child in cases involving sexual abuse at the hands of any assailant, including:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • School counselors
  • Administrators
  • Custodians
  • Fellow students

If your child has been the victim of a sex crime at the hands of school official or a similar party, you only have a certain amount of time under the law to file your claim. It is important that you act quickly to ensure that your child's interests are protected. In every case, we make it our personal goal to see that all negligent parties are held accountable. We diligently seek full compensation for the harm your child has suffered and the care he or she will require both now and in the future.

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Learn More About What We Can Do To Help Protect Your Child's Interests

We invite you to contact our New York City personal injury office to discuss your child's case with an attorney. We make it our personal mission to see that all negligent parties are held accountable and that your child receives the compensation necessary to accommodate all of his or her current and future needs. Please call 212-235-1197 or contact us via email to schedule a free initial consultation.