We know that you never thought you would need a New Jersey child sexual abuse attorney. Unfortunately, we know in this country that this type of abuse occurs in numbers much higher than previously thought.
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. are ready to step in and be an advocate for your or your child. We know that this is an incredibly difficult time, but you deserve compensation from the perpetrators of abuse and anyone who worked to cover it up. When you need a Jersey City sexual abuse attorney, call us today.
It Is Unthinkable For Most
We can no longer ignore what is happening to our children in this country. Sure, we hear the major stories on the new – the Catholic Church scandals, Jerry Sandusky, Larry Nasser.
But do we really have any idea how bad the problem if child sexual abuse really is?
Today, we want to share some shocking statistics with you:
- 10% of children will be sexually abused before they reach their 18th birthday.
- One in seven incidents of child sexual abuse occurs on schooldays.
- One in five girls and one in 20 boys is a victim of sexual abuse.
But, these incidents of abuse are not committed by people the child knows, right?
Wrong. In nearly all cases (90%), the victim of sexual abuse knows their abuser. For children, this often means that their abuser is a:
- Scout leader
- Member of the clergy
Did you know that 30% of sex abusers are members of the victim’s family?
This means that many children are also abused by:
- Close relatives
- Older or more powerful children
The effects of child sexual abuse are long-lasting and can leave victims with wounds that are more than just physical. In many cases, a victim does not even realize they have been abused until years or decades after the abuse took place.
Victims of child sexual abuse report high rates of emotional and psychological problems that follow them for their entire lives. They report being unable to form healthy sexual relationships and symptoms of PTSD.
- Victims of child sexual abuse usually require extensive counseling in order to learn to cope with what has happened to them.
Perpetrators need to be held accountable for their actions.
We Are Here For You
We know that instances of child sexual abuse are incredibly difficult to deal with. Whether the abuse happened recently to your own child or if you were abused years ago but are just realizing that it happened, we are here for you now. The qualified and experienced team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. will take your case, investigate what happened, and work to secure compensation for the wrongs that happened to you or a loved one.
While we know that no amount of money will erase what happened, it can help bring you a sense of justice. When you need a Jersey City child sexual abuse attorney, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.