Encino Child Abuse Lawyers
Fighting for Justice in California Child Abuse Cases
Child abuse is one of the most reprehensible acts in society. Acts of child
abuse can vary into many scenarios but all are unacceptable types of behavior
committed against those who are too young to defend themselves or even
understand what is happening. It is the job of every parent to care for
and protect their children. Yet most parents cannot directly supervise
their children all day every day due to work and other obligations. This
means children must be left with other caretakers, schools, daycare, after-school
centers, religious centers, and more. In some cases, these are the third
parties who can abuse a child physically, emotionally, and even sexually,
often scarring them psychologically for life.
If you believe your child or a child you know has suffered some type of
abuse at the hands of another, your first obligation is to report it to
the proper authorities. You can also file a
personal injury claim against the abuser seeking damages. At
Vahdat & Associates, we are passionate about protecting the rights of children and seeing
that justice is served when those rights have been violated. Our premier
legal team has decades of experience in putting forth compelling cases
against negligent and malicious parties who have harmed others by their
actions. Our attorneys have earned many awards for their outstanding service
including a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating and a listing as a Super Lawyers
Need to discuss a potential child abuse injury case? Contact us
online or at
(888) 523-1698 to book a free consultation with an Encino child abuse attorney. We serve
Los Angeles County and California.
More About Child Abuse Injury Claims & Lawsuits
Unfortunately, when some type of child abuse or neglect occurs, the child
and the family are left to face the consequences of the harm that has
been done. These children may need both medical and psychological treatment
to overcome the trauma. They and their families deserve fair and just
compensation for these expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress,
and any other damages.
Child abuse can be committed as negligence, physical abuse, emotional abuse,
sexual abuse, and molestation by others. These parties can include:
- Teachers and other school staff
- Daycare staff
- Religious leaders such as priests
- After-school center staff
- Scout leaders
- Bus drivers
When a child is in the care of any of these individuals or institutions,
they are owed a reasonable duty of care for the child’s safety and
protection. When this duty of care is breached resulting in harm to the
child, they can be held accountable in civil court for compensatory damages.
The injuries a child suffers in these cases may have been caused by inattention,
lack of supervision, or may have been deliberate as in sexual abuse.
Types of Child Abuse
Child abuse consists of any type of action or failure to act that leads
to an injury that could have been prevented. Examples of physical abuse
can include hitting, punching, or shaking. Examples of emotional abuse
can include verbal humiliation, ridicule, and screaming at a child. Sexual
abuse can include any lewd behavior, exposing a child to sexually explicit
images, games, videos, or other material, or forcing a child to be sexually
exposed or engage in any type of sexual act. Even neglect can harm a child
through failure to provide food, water, proper clothing, medical care,
or other basic needs especially in harsh conditions.
Compassionate Legal Help at Vahdat & Associates
Our firm is dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation to those who
have been victimized by negligence or intentional wrongdoing. We bring
compassion to our clients as we work diligently to prepare and build your
injury claim or lawsuit. Our legal team will follow through with aggressive
negotiation or litigation in civil court against the abuser or their insurers.
Let us aggressively fight for the justice you and your child deserve in
the wake of any harmful act of child abuse.
Get the legal assistance you need today. Contact us at
(888) 523-1698 to get started.