Middle School Sexual Abuse Lawyer In New Jersey

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Middle schools are often the first time a young person is exposed to sexual predators and inappropriate sexual behavior. Unfortunately, sexual abuse of middle school students is on the rise. Sadly, it has become a major problem throughout New Jersey and throughout the country.

Helping Victims Of Abuse 

Our sexual abuse law firm has helped numerous middle school students in New Jersey recover compensation for their physical and psychological trauma and have access to the resources they need to move forward with their lives.

Sexual abuse is a crime and should never be tolerated in any circumstance. The school sexual abuse law firm at Garden State Justice Group will take care of you and your needs in a way that will make you feel secure and comfortable with your future and the future of your children.

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Middle Schools in New Jersey – Who Liable for Sex Assault of A Student?

Regardless of the outcome of any related criminal case, a parent who experiences sexual abuse or a child who suffers sexual abuse at the hands of another has the legal right to seek recovery for harm suffered. This includes not only objective losses such as medical bills and lost wages, but also subjective forms such as emotional anguish, physical pain and even psychological trauma.

While it is true that most states do not allow parents to sue the perpetrator directly, some states do permit such suits. In addition, many states provide for third-party liability, allowing those harmed by the actions of others to recover damages against parties who might otherwise escape responsibility.

The attorneys at the Garden State Justice Group represent clients throughout New Jersey who have been victimized by sexual abuse. Our firm represents clients in school sexual abuse cases involving allegations of rape, molestation, incest, statutory rape, sex trafficking, forced prostitution, and other types of sexual misconduct. We know how devastating these crimes can be, and we understand the impact they have on both children and adults alike.

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Justice for Victims of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault

The Garden State Justice Group legal team focuses on helping clients pursue justice against perpetrators of sexual assault and sexual harassment, including schools and colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings. We help our clients seek compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.

Our sexual abuse attorneys represent victims of sexual assault and sexual violence in a wide range of cases, including:

Colleges and Universities: Students at colleges, universities or any other educational facility have the right to be free from sexual assault and sexual misconduct. If a school employee, teacher, school staff member, or student commits a sexual act on campus, the middle school can be held liable for failing to protect students from such acts.

Healthcare Providers: As upsetting as it is, many of the most vulnerable victims of sexual assault and abuse are those in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. These patients often cannot speak up about what happened to them, and they do not have the ability to report the assaults to law enforcement.

We help our child victims and their families seek compensation from the perpetrator and/or the middle school where the victim was sexually abused.

Sexual Assault Lawyers – Aiding Child Abuse Victims in New Jersey

Garden State Justice Group is a law firm based in New Jersey that specializes in helping clients who are dealing with childhood sexual abuse. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with such a traumatic experience, especially when it involves children. Our lawyers have helped many people throughout New Jersey recover from child sexual abuse and ensure that those responsible for harming children are held accountable.

We know that there are many different types of child sexual abuse, including physical, psychological, and sexual assaults. In addition, there are several forms of child sexual abuse, such as incest, molestation, rape, and exploitation. These crimes often involve a perpetrator targeting someone close to him or her, like a parent, sibling, middle school teacher, babysitter, coach, or neighbor. However, anyone can become a victim of child sexual abuse. This includes young boys and girls, teenagers, adults, and even infants.

The effects of child sexual abuse can include depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, self-loathing, low self-esteem, drug addiction, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, and suicide attempts. Many survivors of child sexual abuse suffer from long-term mental health problems, including chronic pain, insomnia, flashbacks, nightmares, and substance abuse.

If you or a loved one is being victimized by child sexual abuse, please call our offices today. We offer free consultations and 24/7 emergency response. You can reach us by phone or contact us online.

Filing Legal Actions For Teacher Sexual Misconduct

Parents of children attending public schools may file civil lawsuits with an attorney under the Education Amendments Act of 1972, known as Title IX, which requires schools receiving federal funds to provide equal access to education opportunities regardless of sex. In addition, middle schools must respond promptly to allegations of sexual misconduct involving students.

If a child is sexually abused by a teacher, school employees, or another student, parents may file suit against the school district where the incident occurred. A school district is legally responsible for protecting students while they are on campus.

The school district is obligated to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and take appropriate steps to prevent further incidents. School districts are also required to report suspected instances of sexual misconduct to local authorities.

Although schools are aware of their duty to protect students, school administrators often fail to recognize school sexual abuse cases where students are being victimized by teachers or other school personnel. As a result, many schools do nothing about it.

What Are Victim Compensation Programs?

Victim compensation programs are designed to provide financial assistance to victims of certain crimes. In New Jersey, these programs are available to victims of:

  • sexual abuse
  • sexual assault
  • sexual harassment
  • sexual misconduct
  • child pornography
  • any other types of sexual acts

In many states, these programs can also help victims of domestic abuse and child abuse.

Sexually assaulted victims of these crimes often suffer severe psychological and emotional trauma. This trauma can result in long-lasting physical, psychological, and emotional damage. Many sexual abuse victims may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

At Garden State Justice Group New Jersey, we are dedicated to helping sexual abuse victims obtain compensation for their damages. Our experienced and compassionate New Jersey law firm provides free consultations and has represented thousands of clients over the last many years.

For more information about these programs and reporting sexual abuse, visit the New Jersey Attorney General’s website.

How Can A Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help Me?

At Garden State Justice Group, we have the expertise and experience to help you navigate the legal system after you have been sexually abused in middle school. We know how to get you the compensation you need to rebuild your life after experiencing sexual abuse.

While there is no statute of limitations for sexual abuse, you must file a school sexual abuse lawsuit within the time allowed by law. For instance, in New Jersey, the time period for filing a civil sexual abuse claim against a school district is seven years. However, the clock begins to run once the child is aware that he or she has been harmed.

We believe that sexual abuse survivors deserve to be treated fairly and with compassion and respect. It is our job to take legal action to build a case on behalf of those who have been victimized, and we are here to help you.

If you have been sexually abused in a middle school and believe that you have a school sexual abuse case, then contact us for a confidential, free consultation with our New Jersey law firm.

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