How is a civil sex abuse lawsuit resolved?


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A: There are many ways a civil sex abuse case can be resolved. Most civil cases will be resolved before a trial occurs. In fact, only a small percentage of civil cases will go to trial. Most cases will result in a settlement. No two cases are alike, and so, no two cases will be resolved in the same way. Outcomes may include public apologies, financial compensation or changes in sex abuse reporting/training policies and procedures.

Many civil sex abuse lawsuits will result in financial compensation for the abuse suffered by the victims. The defendant-abuser or institution which negligently allowed the abuse to occur may be forced to pay financial compensation to the victim.

In addition to, or in lieu of financial compensation, a victim may be able to negotiate terms of a settlement which include a public apology. In cases where an institution is liable, the institution may be required to alter its policies and procedures about sex abuse reporting or training employees about sex abuse. Read more about outcomes in a civil sex abuse case.

There are many potential outcomes and because each case is unique, it is important to discuss a potential sex abuse case with a sex abuse lawyer. A lawyer will review the facts and provide advice as to the probable outcomes of the specific case.

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