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January 21, 2013

Civil Sex Abuse Lawsuits and Sex Abuse Education in New Jersey Schools

Assisting Those Injured by Sexual Abuse for More Than 25 Years

Sexual abuse is, unfortunately, a common cause of physical and emotional trauma. In the fall of 2012 New Jersey legislators underlined this fact by proposing sexual abuse education in New Jersey’s public schools.

Under the new legislation, schools would have the option of teaching children how to recognize the potential for sexual abuse as well as how to prevent it and respond to it. Many legislators as well as educators feel that arming kids with the knowledge to prevent abuse is worth any negative effects. To read more about this recent public school sex abuse curriculum initiative, click here.

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we believe that efforts to prevent sexual abuse are worthwhile. For more than 25 years we have handled civil personal injury cases involving sex abuse have seen the devastating effects sex abuse can bring.

If you or a loved one are the victim of sex abuse in New Jersey, hopefully you have notified law enforcement officials.

Civil sex abuse lawsuits are similar (for comparison’s sake) to the civil suit filed against O.J. Simpson following his acquittal for murder. He won his criminal case but was still found liable for the murders in a civil case filed by the victim’s family and made to pay, financially, for damages caused.

We have handled numerous cases against priests, employers, teachers and other persons in authority following sex abuse. We work with mental and physical health experts as we build our cases, and have achieved numerous high-value sums for injured clients: we have also assisted clients receive compensation through the New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Board. To discuss a potential personal injury case with an experienced attorney, contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm at (973) 920-7900.

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