Top Opelika, AL Sexual Abuse Lawyers Near You

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    Walker Law Firm

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

  • McCollum & Wilson, PC

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

  • Mike Slocumb Law Firm

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

  • The Finley Firm, P.C.

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

  • Capell & Howard P.C.

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Opelika Office

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Opelika Office

  • Walton Law Firm, P.C.

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

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Have You Been Sexually Abused?

Sexual abuse, also known as sexual assault, is unwanted sexual contact without that person’s consent. Sexual abuse, occurring at most any age, leaves an array of emotional scars that can last a lifetime and damage the victim’s quality of life.

Sexual Abuse Legal Actions

You should consult an Opelika lawyer experienced in sexual abuse civil cases. Your lawyer can form your case, determine the amount of past, present, and future damages for counseling and other treatments, punitive damages, and serve as your representative in negotiations with the perpetrator. If your perpetrator is convicted criminally, that can help your case.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Sexual Abuse Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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