Aurora Attorneys for Victims of Sexual Abuse
Skilled and Compassionate Advocates for Victims of Sexual Misconduct in Kane County and Northern Illinois
Few wrongs are more traumatic or more damaging than sexual abuse. The intimate nature of this assault often leaves victims with psychological and emotional scars that are debilitating and lifelong. Holding the abuser accountable for his or her conduct is an important step in recovery. The first step is finding an attorney with the appropriate experience, understanding and compassion to help you on your journey.
The lawyers at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. are pioneers in helping the victims of sexual abuse. We began 30 years ago by liberating many children from their abusers in a local orphanage/school. Since then, we have helped people victimized by priests, medical providers, neighbors, caretakers and family members. We have the experience, understanding and compassion to help you during one of the most difficult times of your life. If you need to stand up and be heard, if you want to reclaim your life, we would be honored to help.
Sexual Abuse Facts
Sexual abuse is a crime that is far more widespread than many believe. According to the Department of Justice, one in four girls and one in six boys has been sexually abused before their 18th birthday. In 90 percent of these cases, the perpetrator is someone familiar to the victim or someone in whom the victim has trust. That is why abuse is commonly found among families, friends, schools, churches and medical providers. Because of the nature of the crime and the age of many victims, however, sexual abuse often goes unreported for years.
The Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse
Victims of sexual abuse suffer long-term damages that manifest in numerous ways. Whether or not there is physical damage, there are almost always complex psychological and emotional damages. These include depression, anxiety, loss of confidence and self-esteem, drug or alcohol abuse and self-harm. It is important for victims to get professional help so that the injuries are documented and treatment is provided.
The fear of retaliation and the fear of disbelief that result in underreporting are also extensions of control by the abuser that can only be broken by holding the abuser accountable. Coming forward not only helps you but it also helps other people. Sexual abusers may be pedophiles and are almost always repeat offenders. Identifying your abuser will inform your community and prevent future victims. We will help you find your strength and we will stand by you every step of the way.
Experience Inside and Outside the Courtroom
Selecting the right lawyer in sexual abuse litigation is important. It can mean the difference between winning and losing and between a fair and an unfair recovery. You have the best chance at true justice when you have a lawyer who can try cases and not just settle them. Insurance companies know the difference and they only pay what is fair to a lawyer who can try cases successfully if the offer is inadequate.
At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur, P.C., we have some of the best trial lawyers in Illinois. That reputation allows us to obtain favorable settlements without trial and often without litigation. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse in Illinois, contact Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. at 630-907-0909. A free and confidential discussion is available by phone or in person with one of our attorneys. We welcome the opportunity to help you be your voice.
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