Sexual Abuse Injury Lawyer
$28 Million Verdict in Childhood Sexual Abuse Case
May 26, 2011 (CHICAGO) - The Klest Law Firm announced a milestone victory for sexual abuse victims this week when they received a $28,000,000 verdict in the matter of Snyder v. Kenny. The verdict represents the largest civil sexual abuse verdict in Illinois history and is among the largest in the nation.
A recent Illinois Appellate court decision has changed dramatically the liability of school districts for acts of sexual assault that takes place on school busses. School districts are now directly liable if a student is sexually abused on a school bus. Read Summary here.
When you suffered the humiliation, shock and pain of sexual abuse or sexual assault, the thought of recovering financial compensation may be the furthest thing from your mind. Often, however, you have a right to obtain restitution for your injuries, both physical and emotional. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, assault or exploitation, contact sexual abuse attorney Joseph G. Klest to schedule a confidential consultation.
The biggest defense to claims of sexual abuse is the passage of time. Joseph Klest co-authored the 2003 Child Protection Act, which lengthened the statute of limitations allowing increased time for sexual abuse victims to claim civil damages in certain circumstances.
Klest Injury Law Firm focuses on recovering financial compensation for sex abuse victims, including those who have been subjected to sexual exploitation or sexual assault. He has never defended those accused of violating sex crime laws. He limits his representation in sex crime cases to sexual abuse victims and helps victims obtain full and fair compensation for all physical and emotional injuries.
From his years of experience representing sex crime victims, Mr. Klest knows that wrongful sexual conduct can occur in many places and many ways. Rape and child molestation can happen anywhere — in hospitals, hotels, parking lots, mental institutions, or college dormitories. Rapists or child molesters can be strangers, acquaintances, family members or persons in helping professions, such as counselors, teachers, coaches, priests or residence hall assistants.
Read this open letter from a sexual abuse victim and client of Joe Klest.
Sex abuse victims are often hesitant to report the crime of sexual abuse and assault or sexual exploitation out of a sense of shame. For many of the same reasons, sex abuse victims are often reluctant to contact an attorney. Joseph G. Klest understands the stigma that comes with sexual exploitation and offers compassionate legal counsel in a confidential setting.
If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, exploitation or assault, you need a lawyer with experience handling these highly sensitive and emotional cases. Contact Joseph G. Klest for a confidential, free initial consultation.
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