Texas Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Sexual abuse is a devastating crime that leaves deep emotional scars on its victims. If you or a loved one has suffered from sexual abuse in Texas, know that you are not alone. The compassionate legal team at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers understands the trauma you’ve endured and is here to help you seek justice and healing.

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe that every survivor of sexual abuse deserves a fierce advocate in their corner. Our experienced Texas sexual abuse lawyers are dedicated to holding abusers accountable and fighting for the compensation and support our clients need to move forward with their lives.

We offer caring, confidential legal guidance to help you during this difficult time.

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Why Choose Us After Facing Texas Sexual Abuse?

When you’re facing the aftermath of sexual abuse, you need a law firm with the experience, empathy, and tenacity to stand up for your rights.

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers has a proven track record of success in handling sensitive cases with the utmost care and professionalism. Our attorneys have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, giving them the validation and resources to heal.

What sets TopDog Law apart is our commitment to truly understanding what our clients are going through. Firm founder James Helm is open about his own past struggles and channels that adversity into fighting for sexual abuse victims. He’s built a team of like-minded advocates who will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.

We strive to make the process of getting exceptional legal representation as easy as possible for sexual abuse survivors across Texas. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations, and you won’t owe us anything unless we win for you.

James Helm, Youth Sports Sex Abuse Lawyer

Sexual Abuse Compensation

Survivors of sexual abuse often face steep costs related to medical bills, therapy, lost wages, and more. You may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages such as:

Medical Expenses

Sexual abuse often results in physical injuries requiring immediate medical treatment and ongoing care. Survivors may be entitled to compensation for all medical expenses related to the abuse, including hospital bills, doctor visits, surgeries, medications, and physical therapy. Additionally, many survivors need funds to cover anticipated future medical costs for chronic conditions stemming from the abuse.

Mental Health Services and Counseling

The emotional trauma of sexual abuse can be profound and long-lasting. Survivors frequently require extensive professional counseling and therapy to process the abuse and develop coping strategies. Compensation for mental health expenses is essential, as these services can be costly but are important for the healing process.

Lost Income

Experiencing sexual abuse can impact a survivor’s ability to work in the short-term and long-term. Some may need to take time off to attend medical appointments and court proceedings or to focus on their mental health. Others may be unable to return to their job due to the psychological effects of the trauma. Survivors can seek compensation for the income they’ve lost as a direct result of the abuse.

Pain and Suffering

The physical pain endured during incidents of sexual abuse can be severe, but the suffering extends far beyond the assaults themselves. Sexual abuse survivors often experience chronic pain conditions, such as headaches, pelvic pain, and gastrointestinal distress. They may recover compensation for the ongoing physical anguish and limitations stemming from the abuse.

Emotional Distress

Sexual abuse inflicts deep emotional wounds that can persist for years. Survivors frequently struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, shame, anger, and difficulty with trust and intimacy. Placing a dollar figure on emotional distress is challenging, but this element of damages recognizes the immense psychological impact of sexual abuse.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Sexual abuse survivors may feel their lives were derailed and forever changed. The trauma can affect relationships, career prospects, and the ability to find joy and fulfillment. Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life acknowledges the overall harm the abuse has inflicted on the survivor’s quality of life.

Punitive Damages

In sexual abuse cases involving particularly egregious or malicious conduct, the court may award punitive damages to punish the perpetrator and send a strong societal message against such reprehensible acts. Punitive damages go beyond compensating the survivor to deter similar behavior.

At TopDog Law, we know that no amount of money can erase the trauma you’ve suffered, but securing fair compensation can provide vital support and a sense of justice as you heal. Our attorneys will thoroughly assess your case to determine the full extent of the damages you’re owed.

Sexual Abuse in Texas

Tragically, sexual abuse remains all too common in Texas. According to recent statistics, one in six women and one in 33 men are raped at some point in their lives. Nearly 44% of women and 25% of men have experienced other forms of sexual violence. Children are particularly vulnerable, with one in four girls and one in six boys becoming victims of sexual abuse before age 18.

Sexual abuse can occur anywhere, including schools, workplaces, medical facilities, and youth-serving organizations. Some of the most egregious cases in Texas have involved teachers exploiting students, doctors assaulting patients, and clergy abusing children in their care. No matter where or how the abuse happened, those responsible must be held accountable.

Sexual Abuse Practice Areas

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers handles a wide range of sexual abuse cases, including:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Incest
  • Sexual abuse by clergy, teachers, and authority figures
  • Doctor sexual abuse
  • Workplace sexual harassment and assault
  • Sexual abuse in schools and youth organizations
  • Online sexual exploitation
  • Sex trafficking
  • Nursing home and elder sexual abuse

Our attorneys understand the unique challenges involved in each type of sexual abuse case. We will provide caring counsel tailored to your specific situation and needs.

What to Do After Sexual Abuse

If someone sexually abused you or someone you love, to protect your well-being and legal rights:

  1. Ensure your immediate safety. Get to a safe place away from the abuser.
  2. Seek medical attention. A doctor can treat injuries, test for STDs, and collect forensic evidence. Ask for copies of all medical records.
  3. Report the abuse to law enforcement. While this can be daunting, having a police report is important for both criminal and civil cases. Request a copy of the police report for your records.
  4. Consider counseling. Processing sexual abuse is difficult. A therapist who specializes in treating abuse survivors can provide invaluable support.
  5. Document everything. Write down the details of the abuse, including dates, times, locations, and any witnesses. Keep copies of relevant emails, texts, or social media communications.
  6. Contact an experienced sexual abuse attorney. TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers can protect your rights and explore your options for holding the abuser accountable.
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Contact a Texas Sexual Abuse Lawyer

You don’t have to suffer in silence. TopDog Law is here to be your voice for justice. Call (713) 231-5633 for your free, confidential consultation with a caring Texas personal injury lawyer today.

James Helm, Personal Injury Lawyer
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