Help And Hope When Child Abuse Allegations Are Present
Abusing a child is a horrendous act that too often goes unpunished. Whether the mistreatment occurred recently or years earlier, victims often bear physical and emotional scars. At Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C., in Tacoma, we take effective action to obtain compensation from abusers so that clients can obtain a measure of justice for the harm their children have suffered. Our Washington attorneys have significant experience litigating claims for plaintiffs throughout Washington and provide comprehensive support to the families of victimized children. Though we understand how difficult it can be to pursue these matters in civil actions, our lawyers will guide you with compassion at every stage of the legal process.
Discovering The Source Of The Abuse
In many cases, numerous parties are responsible for abuse that is directed toward children. Our firm conducts a thorough investigation of what occurred and works to hold all liable individuals and entities accountable, including:
- Family members and caregivers: Parents, relatives, babysitters and other caregivers sometimes abuse their position by inflicting physical and emotional damage on young people. These abusive situations often go on for months or years because children are afraid to report the misconduct of adults who have relationships with other family members.
- Foster parents and child-services agencies: People and agencies that are designated to care for children have a special responsibility. When this duty is breached, it not only is an act of violence against a defenseless victim but also breaks the trust that people place in their government institutions.
- Schools, church groups and other organizations: The news is full of stories about children who have been mistreated by teachers, coaches, religious leaders and other adults who have been put in a position of authority over children.
No matter how complex these legal matters might be, we never forget the emotional aspect of these cases and deliver steady guidance as our firm works toward a proper resolution of your claim on behalf of your child.
Accomplished Firm With The Ability And Resources To Tackle Tough Cases Involving Harm To Youths
Child abuse allegations can be very hard to prove, but our experienced lawyers have a deep background in these matters. Our most common venue for proposing solutions is through family law actions, such as litigated divorces or when developing parenting plans. When it is useful, we bring in medical experts and other qualified witnesses to corroborate a victim’s account so that we can find legal solutions that result in greater safety for the child in question.
Contact An Experienced Lawyer For Advice On How To Stop Child Abuse
For information on how to best protect a child that may be suffering abuse, call Bottimore & Associates, P.L.L.C., at 253-780-7622 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Tacoma, Washington office.