We trust the institutions where we send our children to not only educate and nurture them, but to protect them from sexual abuse and physical assault. Often, however, schools, athletic programs, and daycare centers are more concerned with protecting their own reputations than helping kids who are victimized while in their care. Whether the abuse is happening on the bus, at a military school, private school, club sports team, church, daycare, or public school, your child deserves to have their voice heard and to have the institution that harbored the abuser held responsible. DRZ Law is dedicated to protecting the rights of student victims across the country and has the experience to pursue justice on your family’s behalf.
These Challenging Cases Require In-Depth Legal Knowledge
Taking on institutions, many of which will try to hide behind immunity laws, is something that very few attorneys do. At DRZ Law, we know what our victims’ options are. We develop a strategy that holds the institution accountable while compensating our victims for the psychological and physical damage they have suffered. We prepare every case for trial and always give our clients their day in court.
Possible Charges to Pursue in Student Abuse Cases
If your child was sexually assaulted at school, you may be able to go after the school for failing to protect your child. While the school may have immunity, we may be able to pursue charges under the following:
- Title IX. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
- Section 1983. Allows people to sue the government and public entities for depriving them of their civil rights.
- Negligent Hiring. Did the school or institution investigate the background of the employee who abused a child?
- Failure to Train or Supervise. Institutions have an obligation to supervise their employees and the children in their care.
We Want to Hear From You
If your child has suffered at the hands of an abuser in a private or military school, public school, athletic program, youth or religious organization, call our Kansas City law firm to consult with our attorneys. We accept cases from Kansas and Missouri—and across the country. Unlike the institution that allowed your child to be harmed, we want to hear your story.
It can be very difficult to contact a lawyer when your child is suffering. You do not want to be the squeaky wheel. You may be hesitant to file a lawsuit or worry about protecting your child’s privacy. Rest assured that we understand your concerns and will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity.