Akron Child Abuse Attorney

Akron Child Abuse Attorney

Youngstown Slip and Fall Attorney in Ohio

Dealing with child abuse or neglect can turn your entire family upside down. You have any number of challenges ahead of you. You need a supportive, compassionate attorney who will help you understand the legal process and support your family.

At The Henry Firm, we provide the compassionate support and aggressive representation your family deserves following child abuse in Akron. We help our clients fight for their child’s right to compensation, whether that means digging deep to uncover the details of what led to the abuse – and who bears responsibility for it – or negotiating with an insurance company to help maximize the compensation you can recover.

CLIENT-CENTERED

Child abuse claims are hard on your family, and we keep the focus on your needs.

TECHNOLOGY-FOCUSED

We utilize the latest technology for communication and investigation.

MODERN INVESTIGATIONS

Our team will work to find all parties that share liability in your child abuse claim in Akron.

STORYTELLING

We’ll help design your child’s story in a compelling way to help maximize your claim.

What to Do After Child Abuse and Neglect

Finding out that your child has suffered abuse can leave your head spinning. What should you do next? How can you protect your child as much as possible? By following these steps, you can help protect your child’s right to compensation and get your child away from their abuser – not to mention holding the abuser accountable for those actions.

  • Remove your child from the situation immediately
  • Collect any evidence that is available to you
  • Seek medical attention for your child, if needed

    • Contact a lawyer as soon as possible
    • Do not talk to the liable party’s insurance company without a lawyer

We Fight for Your Family After Abuse or Neglect

Your family has suffered considerably at the hands of your child’s abuser. At The Henry Law Firm, we will fight for your family, protecting your rights and helping to ensure that you understand what steps you need to take moving forward. You don’t want your child’s abuser to go unpunished – and you deserve compensation for those losses. We help fight to protect you.

 

Civil Claims for Child Abuse or Neglect

In addition to your rights through law enforcement, you have the option to pursue a civil lawsuit on behalf of your child. A civil lawsuit is possible if your child has suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of a daycare facility, school, after-school program, recreation center, or member of the clergy, among others.

A lawsuit can be a powerful tool to help your child obtain the mental or physical treatment he or she will need to overcome the abuse or neglect. A successful lawsuit can help set your child up for future success.

Our Akron Child Abuse Lawyer Is Your Advocate

When you start to negotiate for compensation following a child abuse incident, you may feel as though everyone has their own best interests in mind. If you have to file a claim through an insurance company, the insurance company may focus more on minimizing what it has to pay out than on your child’s needs. At The Henry Firm, we make your family our top priority so that you can feel more confident that you will recover the compensation you deserve.

 

Your Akron, OH Child Abuse Lawyer

Do you need assistance managing a personal injury claim following child abuse in Akron? The Henry Law Firm can help. Our experienced child abuse attorney will help you learn more about the compensation you deserve, support you as you file your claim, and fight on your behalf to increase your odds of recovering the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL MY CHILD HAVE TO GO TO COURT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION?

Many parents worry that having to testify in court will further traumatize a child who has already undergone substantial trauma at the hands of an abuser. However, most child injury and child abuse claims settle out of court. Furthermore, we will work with you to ensure that your child does not face additional trauma in dealing with an abuser. In many cases, the child will not need to go to court at all in order to receive compensation.

DO I NEED CRIMINAL PROOF OF CHILD ABUSE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

Criminal cases related to child abuse and personal injury claims related to child abuse are entirely separate. While a criminal conviction for child abuse can help strengthen your evidence and make it easier to prove that you have the right to compensation, even if you do not have adequate evidence for a criminal conviction – which usually implies malice on the part of the abuser – you may still have the right to a child injury claim, which focuses on the negligence of the other party and how it led to your child’s injuries. On the other hand, if you do have a criminal conviction or record of the abuse, you may want to use it as evidence in your claim.

WHO BEARS LIABILITY FOR CHILD ABUSE IN AKRON?

You may know that your child’s abuser bears liability for the injuries your child suffered. However, in a personal injury claim, you may have the right to pursue compensation against any party that contributed to your child’s abuse. Potential liable parties may include the organization hired to care for your child at the time of the abuse. Organizations that provide childcare, including sports and recreation organizations, daycare, and after school care programs, all bear liability for carefully screening their employees and putting protections in place that could prevent potential abuse. Furthermore, many people that work in childcare organizations, including educators, are mandated reporters, so if they see abuse occurring and fail to report it, they may bear liability.

HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN I RECOVER IF MY CHILD SUFFERS FROM ABUSE OR NEGLECT?

At The Henry Law Firm, we can help break down the costs your family has faced due to the abuse your child suffered and give you a better idea of how much compensation your family should expect. The compensation you can recover may depend on several factors, including the insurance company that covers the liable party, the extent of your child’s injuries, and the financial losses your family has faced because of that abuse. Many child injury claims, including child abuse claims, may also include compensation for your child’s pain and suffering.

Keep in mind that in child injury claims, the funds awarded usually belong to the child, as the injured party, rather than to the parent. Sometimes, the court may order that the funds be placed in a specific account and held in trust for the child until they reach adulthood. In other cases, the court may allow you to use some of those funds to pay for your child’s care, especially in cases where your child might need specific accommodations or assistance while recovering from those injuries.

Why Choose Us?

At The Henry Law Firm, we combine the latest technology with comprehensive investigative techniques and determined legal representation to help improve the potential outcome of your Akron child abuse claim. Our clients often find that we can substantially increase the compensation they can recover through their claims.