Unfortunately, people act with ill intent towards one another every day. For one reason or another, people go out of their way to hurt someone else, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or financially. Regardless of their reasoning, they can and should be held responsible.
Arguably one of the most heinous acts one person can do to another is sexually abusing them. Sexual abuse is always devastating for its victims, leaving them with physical injuries, emotional and mental distress, and so much more. In most cases, it takes years for sexual abuse victims to recover and move forwards with their lives. While the physical injuries may heal, the emotional and mental scars often remain.
At Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., our attorneys understand the magnitude and impact sexual abuse can have on victims. We take these cases extremely serious, treating them and sexual abuse victims with a level of care, respect, and due diligence that they deserve.
Sexual abuse cases are always complicated. Fortunately, the attorneys at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. have assisted sexual abuse victims in both Louisiana and Mississippi. Through our seven decades of experience, we have acquired a thorough understanding of the legal implications of sexual abuse, and we will treat it with the sensitivity and seriousness needed to ensure that justice is served.
Our knowledge, experience, and understanding give us an advantage in the courtroom that very few law firms have.
What is Sexual Abuse?
While it varies from state to state, the general definition of sexual abuse is any non-consensual sexual act, where the abuser uses force, coercion, threats of violence, or takes advantage of an individual that cannot consent. The perpetrator can be someone the victim knows (such as a family member, friend, coworker, or teacher) or a complete stranger.
Sexual abuse is much more than just rape. It can be any unwanted sexual act. Unfortunately, these acts are rarely crimes of passion, and abusers use them to assert control over a victim. Under no circumstances are sexual abuse victims at fault.
In many cases, sexual abuse victims don’t report abuse because they don’t know if what happened to them is assault, or they fear that the authorities will not believe them. In many instances, women and children are often victims of sexual abuse, but men can also experience abuse.
At Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., we understand the sensitivity of these cases, which is why we will keep the details of your case confidential. We understand how devastating sexual abuse can be for victims, which is why we treat these cases with a level of care and respect that is unmatched.
Through our decades of experience across various legal areas, we possess a legal prowess and experience. We have the skills to prepare your case thoroughly to navigate the legal process efficiently. If you or someone you loved was the victim of sexual abuse, contact Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., and let us help.