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New York School Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Do you suspect your child is being sexually abused at school?

When we as parents send our children to school, we are entrusting the professionals and adults employed there to protect our young ones. It is not a far-fetched idea to trust that the teachers, administrators, coaches, paraprofessionals, and other school employees will help to provide the safest environment possible.

Sadly, this isn’t always the case.

A 2004 report conducted by the Department of Education found that 1 in 10 students will experience some form of sexual assault by the time they graduate from high school. While adult-on-child sexual assault is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, student-on-student sexual assault is a much more common issue.

As per an Associated Press (AP) analysis of federal crime data, there were 17,000 sexual assaults committed by U.S. students between 2011 to 2015.

When a school fails to correct sexual abuse on their campus, whether it is committed by another student or by an adult employee, then you need the dedicated support of an experienced sexual abuse attorney on your side.

You or your loved ones deserve to be more than just another statistic. You do NOT have to remain silent while your abuser moves on to harm others.

For over 30 years, the NYC sexual abuse attorneys of Hach & Rose LLP have been protecting the rights of sexual abuse survivors. With decades of experience handling sexual abuse cases all across the country, find comfort in knowing that we are a committed, compassionate, and dedicated team fully capable of delivering the results you deserve.

If you or your child have been a victim of sexual abuse at school, the New York City attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP want to represent you in your fight for justice. Contact us right now at 646-632-2017 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

Dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse often leaves a child unwilling to speak about what happened to them.

Survivors often remain silent for a variety of reasons including self-blame, shame, fear that their abuser may try to harm them or their loved ones, in an attempt to protect a mentor or so-called friend, or out of sheer shock.

As a parent or guardian, there are several signs that may suggest your child or loved one may be the victim of sexual abuse. If you notice your child or loved one starts to exhibit some of the following out-of-place behaviors, then you may want to seek out medical and legal support to begin the process of healing:
  • Nightmares or sleeping problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Social withdrawal
  • Unusual fear of a particular person or place
  • Dislikes and avoids physical contact
  • Draws, writes, or talks about adult sexual behaviors
Teenagers may exhibit signs such as:
  • Drug and/or alcohol dependency
  • Sexual promiscuity
  • Running away
  • Appetite issues like binge eating or dieting
  • Anxiety, depression, or other psychological issues
Should your child exhibit any of the above, you should:
  • Maintain a calm composure. Refrain from overreacting.
  • Don’t blame your child for the abuse.
  • Don’t demand details of what happened.
  • Don’t minimize their experience.
  • Listen with a calm, attentive demeanor to understand what happened.
  • Seek our medical care.
  • Notify the authorities and appropriate child services of the incident.
  • Have your child seek assistance from trained professionals like a psychologist/psychiatrist.
  • Remain vigilant and inform your children to do so as well.

If you or a loved one have suffered sexual abuse at school, contact the compassionate attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP today at 646-632-2017.

Sadly, survivors of sexual abuse at school often experience life-long negative effects that follow them for a lifetime. These negative effects can alter your child’s mental, emotional, physical, and academic behaviors and can increase the likelihood of drug or alcohol use and abuse.

Some of the long-term effects that sexual abuse survivors can experience include but are not limited to:
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic headaches
  • Recurring nausea
  • Trust issues
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hostility
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Suicidal tendencies

Many of these long-term effects can be mitigated with the help of a trained psychological/psychiatric professional. To help with those expenses, our sexual abuse attorneys can help you file a civil lawsuit against your abuser to help you secure the monetary compensation you need to pay for these types of services.

“Intelligent, sensitive, and very helpful. Very rare to find in this field.” – Former Client, Avvo

The New York City sexual abuse attorneys of Hach & Rose LLP have made a name for themselves when it comes to successfully representing their clients in sexual abuse claims. We have over 30 years of experience successfully litigating individuals who dealt with traumatic situations such as:
  • Private School Abuse – Sexual abuse occurs more frequently than you might think at private schools. Our compassionate sexual abuse attorneys can help you find justice against teachers, coaches, staff members, or other students that may have harmed you or your loved one.
  • Public School Abuse – Due to the number of parties that can be liable should you face sexual abuse at a public school, navigating through the litigation process can be challenging to handle on your own. Hire our dedicated sexual abuse attorneys to help you shoulder this burden so you can focus on healing.
  • School Bus/Transportation Abuse – Proper supervision on buses and other transportation vehicles can be poor at times. A lack of supervision on a long field trip or an away game may give abusers just enough time to “groom” or assault their victim. Our attorneys can adequately investigate this particular scenario in order to deliver the justice you deserve.
  • College/University Sexual Abuse – College is an eye-opening and engaging experience for our children. Often, this brand new sense of freedom that they have can place them into dangerous situations with abusers looking to take advantage of inexperienced individuals. Our sexual abuse attorneys can help college campus victims of sexual assault.
Since 1983, we have helped countless amounts of victims gain the monetary compensation they need to cover:
  • Medical bills
  • Therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings and more

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we work hard to earn your trust.

Contact Hach & Rose, LLP right now at (212) 779-0057 for a FREE, discreet consultation
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