Sexual Abuse Victim? – Here’s how you can sue and get justice.

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Baron & Herskowitz Lawyers Leading the State of Florida in Fighting Sexual Abuse

Too many sexual abuse victims carry the burden of shame and guilt when they should not. While no amount of compensation can heal you, we will fight to ensure you and your loved ones obtain justice.

The law firm of Baron & Herskowitz has extensive experience handling the investigation and litigation of cases involving sexual abuse.



Don’t hesitate – to ask questions or to find out how we can help you, please call us at 305-670-0101 or fill out our online contact form for a free and confidential claim evaluation.

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Sexual abuse is any unwanted, non-consensual sexual act. It occurs against a person’s will through force, the threat of force, coercion, or manipulation. It may include:

  • Unwanted touching
  • Rape
  • Someone forcing you to perform sexual acts
  • Taking advantage of you while you are incapacitated
  • Inappropriate photos and videos

Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Anyone can be a victim of sexual abuse, though women, children, and some demographic groups are more frequently victimized than others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 5 women in the U.S. are raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives, often by someone they know and trust.

Based on the U.S. Census, projections for the Hispanic female population in the future, and the one-in-six victimization calculation, by the year 2050, the number of females of Hispanic origin who have experienced some form of sexual violence could reach 10.8 million.

What is Childhood Sexual Abuse?

Childhood sexual abuse refers to any sexual act that occurs between an adult and a child. It may include:

  • Exhibitionism
  • Sexual videos, games, pictures, or other images
  • Forced viewing of pornographic photos or videos
  • Lewd behavior

Children are especially vulnerable. Parents or guardians can file a civil action on behalf of their child, seeking compensation for the harm that was done.

Effects Of Sexual Abuse

Every survivor responds to traumatic events in their own way. The effects of the trauma can be short-term or last long after the sexual assault.

Survivors of sexual abuse often internalize their symptoms that may lead to long-term effects such as:

  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty conducting daily activities
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders

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How can Baron & Herskowitz Help You?

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, you may be able to take legal action against your assailant or anybody else who contributed to your injury. 

We can help you seek compensation and closure. This can cover.

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress and Trauma
  • Financial Hardships resulting from the harm
  • Punitive damages in some cases

What Kinds of Sexual Conduct Can I Sue For?

Any nonconsensual sexual act that does harm could be grounds for a lawsuit. Examples include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Abuse (regardless of age)
  • Sexual Assault and or battery
  • Attempted sexual assault or rape if the act did you harm

Baron & Herskowitz represents a wide range of Sexual Assault victims:

  • Child and adult victims of molestation and sexual abuse by priests, ministers, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, daycare providers, and others
  • Nursing home residents sexually abused by staff members or other residents
  • Patients abused by therapists, counselors, physicians, and hospital staff

Hiring an Attorney to Pursue A Sexual Abuse Claim

If you or someone you know was the victim of sexual abuse, you should consult with an attorney regarding your rights and potential remedies. An experienced sexual abuse attorney can review the facts of your case and determine if you have a valid claim. 

At Baron and Herskowitz we represent individuals who have been the victims of sexual abuse. Having the right attorney on your side can make a  huge difference in the outcome of your sexual assault case. We represent people throughout Miami and across the state of Florida. To schedule, a consultation contact our firm today (305) 670-0101 or

Sexual Abuse FAQs:

Sexual abuse is a serious crime with far-reaching consequences and long-term effects for victims. To learn more about the devastating crime of sexual abuse, consult the frequently asked questions in our blog post.

What is Clergy Sexual Abuse?

Society looks to religion for comfort and faith, especially during hard times. When a clergy member with authority preys on innocent victims, it undermines the public’s trust in the church. Clergy sexual abuse is when someone of power within the church sexually exploits, abuses, or harasses another person. The abuse may be perpetrated upon children or adults. Read more in our blog post.

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