Pano Stephens Law Office
Personal Injury Practice
Mendocino County Sexual Abuse Injury Attorney
Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Vulnerable Adult
Sexual abuse cases are complicated and require the attention of an experienced personal injury attorney. At the Stephens Law Office in Ukiah, California, you can find the experienced representation you require. Attorney Pano Stephens has been handling personal injury litigation since 1968.
Negligent Employers and Institutions
An employer may be held liable for the acts of an employee if the employer failed to take proper precautions to prevent sexual abuse. Examples of institutions that may have liability for the actions of an employee include schools, universities, churches, daycare facilities, doctor's offices, counselor's offices and health clubs.
Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults
People who abuse children and vulnerable adults are often in a position of power. They may be teachers, church officials, psychologists, nursing home employees, babysitters or other individuals with the motive and opportunity to take advantage of a person who is in a vulnerable state.
Be an Instrument of Change
For every incident of abuse that is reported, there are several that go unreported. Unfortunately, many abuse victims feel that they themselves are to blame. Of course, that is never the case. No person has a right to violate your body for his or her own selfish ends.
Taking Control of Your Future
There is no amount of money that can ever justly compensate a victim of sexual abuse. However, many abuse victims do obtain a feeling of empowerment, justice and closure when they hold abusers accountable for their actions.
Resolving Your Case as You See Fit
At Pano Stephens' office we take our direction from you. While we will advise you about your case, it is ultimately your case. If it is necessary to take your case through trial we have the experience necessary to vigorously present your interests to the court and jury. If you prefer not to take your case to trial, we will pursue the best out-of-court settlement in the circumstances.
To speak with a California personal injury lawyer about your legal rights and options, contact Stephens Law Office in Ukiah, California. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 707-877-4059 or contact us by e-mail.