Violation of Trust? Sexual Abuse by Sports Coaches
Most children enjoy being part of organized sports such as Little League and community soccer teams. Many older children play on school sports teams through graduation from high school. Sports are a big part of many children’s lives, as are the coaches, who are often important and trusted figures in a child’s life. When a coach sexually abuses a child, he or she betrays that trust. Call 415-966-2626 or email us today.
Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco Sports Coach Sexual Abuse Lawyers
At our law firm, Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco sexual abuse lawyers help children and families who have suffered the trauma of abuse by a coach. We undertake legal action against schools, municipalities and sponsoring entities. We know that the abuser has violated not only the trust of the young person and his or her family, but has also committed a crime. We seek redress and justice for young people who were victims of the coach’s criminal acts.
Sexual Abuse & Sports in the Bay Area
Schools, sports leagues and community organizations have a duty to protect the children who participate in their activities. They are responsible for screening adults who volunteer or are paid to coach youth sports. They must respond properly to allegations of misconduct. They need to act on any hint of abusive behavior, whether overtly sexual or not. When they do not, they may be liable for the damage caused by their negligent hiring and supervision.
When youth sports organizations fail to exercise the care required of them and children are abused, they can be held liable. Our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco attorneys have the sensitivity to develop compelling cases while shielding young people from the need to relive the trauma they experienced. We employ the latest courtroom technology that allows the child’s story to be told in a sensitive and compassionate way that also limits the victim’s exposure to public scrutiny.
Contact a Sexual Abuse Attorney Today!
Contact our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco coach abuse attorneys today: Call 415-966-2626. Learn how our law firm can help you and your family recover from the pain you have endured