Child abuse and neglect is a horrific event that leaves innocent, young victims both physically and emotionally scarred for life. As difficult as it may, more than 3 million reports of child abuse are filed each year in the United States. Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported. It is important that the young victims know the abuse is not their fault and they have legal rights that must be protected.
At the Carrillo Law Firm, LLP, our child abuse and neglect lawyers are dedicated to pursuing those who neglect, abuse, or molest children, as well as the organizations that have failed to protect these young victims from such tragic offenses. We are aggressive in obtaining our clients the justice that they deserve while also ensuring that they will be protected from future abuse as they go through the litigation process.
Defining Child Abuse
Child abuse refers to anything that physically, mentally or emotionally endangers your child. Child abuse can range from emotional or physical abuse to sexual abuse or neglect.
Physical child abuse is defined as any action that results in a non-accidental injury to a young child, such as:
- Any other type of bodily harm
Emotional child abuse is defined as any behavior or attitude that affects or interferes with the mental status or social development of a young child, including:
- Vulgar or abrasive language
- Yelling or shouting
- Calling the young child names
- Making fun of or degrading the child
Sexual child abuse involves any sexual act between an adult and a minor, including:
- Sexual videos, games, pictures or other images
- Adult forcing your child to view sexual act
- Any other lewd act or behavior
Child abuse can happen anywhere, but most often it occurs at the hands of adults who have earned the trust of children within organizations or schools. One of the most common places young children are abused is within their own homes or the homes of a relative. However, it is important to remember that child abuse can occur anywhere.
If you suspect that your child has been abused or neglected, you should immediately report it to the police. You should also seek the assistance of an experienced Los Angeles child abuse attorney to protect the rights of your young loved one. At the Carrillo Law Firm, LLP, we work hard to hold individuals who abuse or neglect innocent children accountable for their actions.
Do I Have a Child Abuse Lawsuit?
If your child was abused or harmed, it is important to consult with an experienced and aggressive attorney to protect the legal rights of your loved one.
At the Carrillo Law Firm, LLP, our child abuse and neglect lawyers can help you and your child better understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced attorneys will handle your case with the gentle hands these delicate situations demand. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9375.