Child Abuse

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 Rising Star.

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:

  • Friends
  • Relatives
  • Teachers and other school staff
  • Daycare staff
  • Coaches
  • Religious leaders such as priests
  • After-school center staff
  • Scout leaders
  • Doctors
  • Counselors
  • 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.

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