If you were abused by a teacher or coach or any other person that was entrusted with your care when you were a child, or if it is your child who is the sex abuse victim, you may be able to sue the perpetrator and the organization or institution that allowed the abuse to take place.
Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law is a Chicago child sexual abuse attorney who has helped many sex abuse victims recover damages for their sex abuse injuries in Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, Will County, and elsewhere in Illinois and the United States.
Attorney has represented more than 100 sex abuse victims who were raped or molested by trusted adults and has counseled hundreds of sex abuse victims. Attorney Klest would be happy to offer you a free consultation to discuss your case so you can explore your legal options.
Sex Abuse by “Authority Figures” and Institutions
Teachers, coaches, counselors, and daycare workers are entrusted with the care, mentoring, or education of children. Their responsibilities essentially place them in a figure of authority over children, who are supposed to obey these authority figures while under their care.
When an athletic coach, teacher, tutor, camp counselor, school counselor, or childcare professional violates that trust by sexually abusing a boy or girl, the physical, emotional, and psychological injuries sustained by the abuse victim can last a lifetime.
Child sex abuse is a form of sexual assault and is a crime. A teacher, counselor, or coach that rapes, sodomizes, inappropriately touches, or sexually hugs or kisses a child is abusing his or her power as an authority figure and violating that child’s rights. Chicago Attorney Klest can evaluate your case for you and determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator and any other liable parties.
Mr. Klest knows how to properly investigate your sex abuse case and determine if a school, daycare center, summer camp, day camp, church, or another institution or organization acted negligently by not taking the proper measures to make sure that sexual contact between students and their teachers, coaches, or counselors would not take place. An institution or organization that fails to protect a child from abuse can be named as a defendant in a child sex abuse lawsuit.
Compassionate and Confidential Representation
Attorney Klest will zealously pursue your recovery from all negligent parties. He is an experienced litigator who prepares every case is if he were going to court. He is not afraid to fight for your right to compensation in a courtroom. Attorney Klest is sensitive to the injuries sustained by victims of sex abuse and he will handle every case according to each client’s needs and objectives.
Attorney Klest is a member of the Trial Lawyers of America-Childhood Sexual Abuse Litigation Group and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. He is the coauthor of the Illinois 2003 Child Protection Act, which lengthens the statute of limitations to file a child sex abuse lawsuit.
He knows how much courage it takes to admit that you or your child was a victim of sexual abuse. Mr. Klest will handle your case with compassion and respect your need for confidentiality.
To schedule your free consultation with Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, call (630) 529-7848, (847) 969-9510, or (312) 527-2779 or contact us online.