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Arlington Heights Sexual Abuse Injury Attorneys

Illinois Sex Abuse and Sexual Assault Injury Lawyers

Lawyers for Victims of Sex Abuse and Sexual Assault in Northern Illinois

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we know that there are very few things that are as horrific and traumatic as sexual abuse. The intimate and violating nature of such abuse can leave emotional and psychological scars that last a lifetime and that can have a debilitating effect on the victim. For many victims, one of the most important steps in the recovery process is holding the abuser accountable for their destructive behavior. Doing so, however, is not easy and requires the assistance of a compassionate and dedicated attorney.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team have more than 60 years of combined experience. Our firm is committed to helping victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. If you or a member of your family has been the victim of a sex crime, we are ready to help you be heard.

Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

It is a devastating reality, but sexual abuse is much more common than most people are willing to accept. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one out of six boys and a staggering one out of four girls have experienced some type of sexual abuse before the age of 18. In an overwhelming majority of such cases, the abuser is a person who is close to the victim or who is trusted by the victim and his or her family. This includes relatives, friends, teachers, coaches, medical providers, and religious leaders. Due to the personal nature of sexual abuse and the age and maturity level of most victims, the abuse is often kept a secret for many years.

Similar to sexual abuse, sexual assault can also leave emotional and physical scars on victims. Sexual assault is also commonly perpetrated by individuals who are close to the victim, such as dating partners or friends. Victims of sexual assault may be unwilling or emotionally unable to come forward and confront the perpetrator, but our compassionate team is prepared to help.

Helping Victims Reclaim Their Lives

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we understand that victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault may feel helpless and trapped in a cycle of pain. A victim may feel some measure of relief if his or her abuser is charged and convicted in criminal court, but a conviction often does little to help a victim rebuild.

Depending on the circumstances, victims may require medical care to address physical injuries, but most victims need many years of psychological and psychiatric care to help them deal with the trauma of their experiences. If you are a sexual abuse or sexual assault survivor, you may be able to seek compensation from your abuser for:

  • Ongoing mental health care;
  • Lost wages for time away from work;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Reduced quality of life.

It is important to realize that compensation may be possible even if your attacker is not convicted in criminal court. In a civil proceeding, there is a different burden of proof, and our attorneys can help you determine your best course of action.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

To learn more about our firm and our commitment to helping victims of sex abuse and sexual assault, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free, confidential consultation with a compassionate member of our team today. Newland & Newland, LLP represents victims and their families in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Wheeling, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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