The mental and emotional wounds of sexual assault can last a lifetime. For many sex abuse survivors, everyday tasks such as engaging with friends or returning to work can seem overwhelming and unattainable. During these trying moments, it’s important to know you’re not alone. We know that sexual abuse is irreversible. However, those responsible can be held accountable for their actions. In addition to filing a criminal lawsuit, survivors may also file a civil lawsuit against their abuser.
At Henson Fuerst, we know how difficult the path to recovery can be. You want to heal and move on with your life, but you also want your attacker to be held accountable. Our North Carolina sexual abuse lawyers will ensure that no matter how powerful or influential the perpetrator of the abuse or the institution that facilitated it appears to be, they won’t be able to silence you. You are entitled to justice and compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. Contact our attorneys today by calling 919-781-1107 or by submitting a free, confidential consultation form.
The Legal System is Intimidating for Abuse Survivors.
Survivors of abuse may be concerned that no one will believe them or that the investigation process would be too difficult or embarrassing to get justice. Unfortunately, many institutions eager to hide abuse do so on a daily basis, illustrating society’s serious, structural faults, which regularly favor secrecy and cover-ups. Sexual abusers and those in positions of authority who fail to protect those in their care must be held accountable.
If you or a loved one have been sexually abused, you may be eligible to bring a civil action against the institutions that allowed the abuse to occur. Holding institutions responsible for enabling abuse is crucial in preventing future abuse.
Your Voice, Your Recovery, and Your Story Matter. Let Us Fight For You.
Our attorneys recognize how much courage it takes to come forward and share your story. We’re here for you and will do everything in our power to hold your abuser accountable to give you the closure you need to move forward.
We’ll be by your side throughout the life of your case and walk you through any legal proceedings that require your involvement so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Our firm has the experience, resources, and compassion to devote all of our attention to your case. We recognize how difficult it can be to start this process and share your truth. However, it is not your fault. We believe you, and we are here to listen and support you.
North Carolina Sexual Abuse Laws
As a survivor of sexual abuse, you have the right to take legal action against not only your attacker but several other parties as well. North Carolina law states that you may be able to take legal action against the owner of the premises where the abuse took place if they failed to provide a safe environment. This law applies to owners or operators of:
- medical facilities, such as hospitals or nursing homes,
- restaurants or bars where alcohol is served,
- schools and daycare facilities,
- unsafe work environments where a coworker inflicted the abuse,
- and more.
Proving negligence-or legal responsibility-in these cases can be difficult. However, the North Carolina sexual abuse attorneys at Henson Fuerst have experience handling these types of cases and know what it takes to recover compensation for your physical, mental, and emotional suffering.