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Kansas City Sexual Abuse Attorney

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We, as sexual abuse lawyers, know being sexually assaulted or molested is one of the most difficult and painful experiences someone can endure. Victims of sexual abuse deserve to be heard, protected, and advocated for.

Many victims are children, vulnerable to adults who hold authority or trust over them. Teenagers also face this danger; they are victimized under conditions where they lack the legal capacity to consent to sexual acts. In such instances, a sexual abuse attorney can hold the abusers - and groups they work within - accountable for these heinous acts.

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Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawyer

Civil claims arising from these criminal acts are complex and require unique actions to be taken; for example, sexual assault lawyers often have to work closely with law enforcement officials to protect the victims. Confidentiality, too, is a specialized aspect to consider in protecting the rights of sexual assault or abuse victims. In order for victims to be properly protected and represented, they should have an attorney who understands these concepts and is willing to fight for them.

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., we masterfully and compassionately represent the victims of sexual abuse. We do not represent the abusers.  Our attorneys have decades of experience helping victims, and we want to help you, too. If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, contact our attorneys today.

Damages of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is traumatic for victims and the damage it causes can have long-term effects. Therefore, victims can and should sue their abusers – and the leaders and organizations that cover up their actions – to the extent allowed by law. Thankfully, the law allows victims to bring claims against offenders and their organizations and obtain compensation for their injuries and losses, including pain and suffering. Victims and their attorneys know, however, that the emotional scars left from such assaults often far outweigh the physical injuries.

Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other emotional injuries are common and can be horrific. Unfortunately, emotional injuries are not as visible as physical scars. It is vital that victims associate with an attorney who has experience working with mental healthcare experts to fully prove the psychological injuries from sexual abuse. Victims of abuse may require a lifetime of counseling and medication. They may suffer from torn relationships and ineffective job performance. Healthcare experts can help explain the full spectrum of problems suffered by such victims, so their assistance is key.

Stop Child Sexual Abuse

Stop Child Sexual Abuse:
A Victim’s Civil Rights

Our attorneys recognize that sexual abuse is a traumatic event and is not easy for victims to talk about. Although many victims are not ready to speak with an attorney, they still have questions they need answered. Therefore, we have written this downloadable booklet to help answer those questions.

While we have tried to answer as many questions as we could, there will be others that arise. When you are ready to talk, contact us; we are here to answer any questions you may have.

Challenges for Sexual Abuse Victims

Beyond the obvious physical and emotional challenges sexual abuse victims face, there are other common legal obstacles they must overcome. Some of these include time limits and adequate insurance coverage to compensate the victims.

Time Limits

All types of cases have time limits within which one must file a lawsuit. These are usually referred to as “statutes of limitation.” When an abuser injures a child, most states allow the victim to pursue a case after they reach adulthood; however, the application of this rule varies from state to state.

In addition, sexual abuse can be such a traumatic event that many victims repress the memory of injury. Many states, including Missouri, recognize extended time when victims repress memories, though this concept is somewhat unique to sexual abuse cases. Therefore, only attorneys with experience working within these time limits will give you the best chance for success.

Available Insurance

An attorney may be able to obtain insurance funds if an organization knew that an abuser was a threat. However, many insurance policies eliminate or limit the amount of insurance coverage for this specific type of claim. Because of this, it is especially important to work with attorneys who have experience sorting through the complex language found in insurance policies.

If your attorney cannot guarantee that the guilty party will pay the judgement, then it does no good to win your case. Luckily, our attorneys know how to collect in addition to knowing how to win.

Experienced & Compassionate Sexual Abuse Lawyer

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., we take sexual abuse cases seriously. As unwavering but caring sexual assault lawyers, we have won many significant cases on behalf of abuse victims.

The cases are emotionally charged. The victims may be less than willing to talk about their own tragedy. Law enforcement may not fully cooperate in civil litigation. The perpetrator may rely on his or her rights to remain silent, further complicating proof of the case.

By nature, most sexual abuse cases settle confidentially. A majority of these cases depend on the involvement of expert witnesses and the willingness of victims to testify against their abusers. We are prepared to fight this battle alongside you; contact us about finding your sexual abuse attorney today.

Our extensive experience includes successes involving:

  • Abuse cases against numerous churches
    • Including religious organizations that covered up or shielded abusers
  • Abuse committed by clergy members, youth ministers, or camp counselors
  • Organizations that did not perform proper background checks on staff
    • Including negligent hiring or supervision of sexual predators
  • Six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of victims and their families

We have the experience, empathy, and determination to help you win this fight.

Experienced & Compassionate Sexual Abuse Lawyer

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., we take sexual abuse cases seriously. As unwavering but caring sexual assault lawyers, we have won many significant cases on behalf of abuse victims.

The cases are emotionally charged. The victims may be less than willing to talk about their own tragedy. Law enforcement may not fully cooperate in civil litigation. The perpetrator may rely on his or her rights to remain silent, further complicating proof of the case.

By nature, most sexual abuse cases settle confidentially. A majority of these cases depend on the involvement of expert witnesses and the willingness of victims to testify against their abusers. We are prepared to fight this battle alongside you; contact us about finding your sexual abuse attorney today.

Our extensive experience includes successes involving:

  • Abuse cases against numerous churches
    • Including religious organizations that covered up or shielded abusers
  • Abuse committed by clergy members, youth ministers, or camp counselors
  • Organizations that did not perform proper background checks on staff
    • Including negligent hiring or supervision of sexual predators
  • Six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of victims and their families

We have the experience, empathy, and determination to help you win this fight.