Attorneys for Victims of Sexual Assault in an Oklahoma Daycare
Busy families in Oklahoma rely on childcare centers to provide safe spaces for children to grow, learn, and develop. Usually, places like daycare centers, churches, youth groups, etc., provide compassionate care to children, but sometimes they can allow predators into their staff who can take advantage of their positions and sexually abuse children. When a child is sexually abused in a daycare center, they and their families have legal recourse available to them in the form of civil and criminal lawsuits.
Oklahoma child sexual abuse attorneys can help victims of daycare sexual abuse hold the perpetrator and others who allowed the abuse to happen financially liable for the physical, emotional, and monetary damages the victim has suffered. Attorneys experienced in handling sexual abuse cases, like the lawyers at Carabin Shaw, understand how to help victims recover the compensation they deserve after they unfairly suffer abuse.What Can a Sexual Abuse Lawyer Do for You
After daycare abuse in Oklahoma occurs, often a criminal case will be brought against the abuser by the state. The goal of criminal cases is to punish the victim for their wrongdoing by sentencing them to jail time, fines, probation, or community service. The criminal case will always occur before you can file a civil claim.
In a civil claim, victims are able to recover monetary compensation for the damages the abuser wrought on the victim. An experienced attorney, like the Oklahoma child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw, can help you during your civil claim by doing the following:Investigating the Incident and Gathering Evidence
To win a personal injury claim, you must present compelling evidence. The burden of proof in civil lawsuits is “by a preponderance of the evidence,” meaning that you and your lawyer must prove that it is more likely than not that the defendant committed the abuse.
One essential task that your attorney will handle is ensuring the proper evidence is gathered and then creating a narrative supported by evidence that proves the defendant is guilty.Building Your Case and Naming Defendants
In sexual abuse cases, you will almost always name the perpetrator of the abuse as a defendant. But, there can be other defendants named, such as the daycare center itself, its management, the oversight organizations responsible for the daycare, the hiring team, and the daycare’s parent company that can be found liable if they somehow contributed to the abuse either actively or through negligence.
Naming defendants like the corporation itself can be beneficial for victims and their families because your settlement will depend on the defendant’s ability to pay. Often, individuals are not able to pay the full settlement that you deserve.Negotiating the Settlement
Knowing your settlement’s approximate value takes legal expertise, but it can be a significant factor in negotiating properly for your compensation. With attorneys for victims of sexual assault in an Oklahoma daycare on your side, you can be confident that an expert is negotiating on your behalf to get the settlement you and your family will need in the wake of sexual abuse.
Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney after you have confirmed that your child has suffered sexual abuse in a daycare center.The Legal Team that Cares | Free Case Reviews
For nearly three decades, Oklahoma child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw have helped families fight for the compensation they deserve after someone does the unthinkable and sexually abuses their child. We have the expertise and experience necessary to help you fight to hold the abuser accountable and recover the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
We want to help victims of abuse, so we offer free initial consultations to abuse victims and their families. You can schedule yours by calling our toll-free line at 800-862-1260. We have both English and Spanish-speaking staff available to listen to your needs 24/7.