Bellingham Sexual Abuse Lawyers – Plaintiff
Over the last 35 plus years, the sexual abuse attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. have been representing and advocating on behalf of victims of sexual abuse. We have experience in handling a wide range of sex crimes for plaintiffs including voyeurism, sexual harassment and internet sex crimes. Unlike most personal injury claims, sex crimes are criminal acts and are classified as intentional torts under tort law. Intentional misconduct cases can justify compensatory but also punitive damages. The dedicated sexual assault lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. are here to ease your burden and fight for justice on the plaintiff’s behalf through tough negotiations and a sexual abuse lawsuit if necessary! Our sex abuse attorneys handle each step of the pre-trial and trial process from interviewing and retaining expert witnesses, to filing the complaint and pre-trial litigation.
Often victims are reluctant to come forward out of embarrassment or shame. We understand the emotional and physical harm that can burden victims of sexual assault, rape, child molestation and other violent sexual acts. Our attorneys will treat you with care, respect and understanding while fighting for the settlement you deserve. When you are ready, contact us for a free consultation.
Sex abuse cases require handling of sensitive information and an understanding of the laws and resources for sex crimes. Since 1979, the sex abuse lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. law firm have helped thousands of citizens in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County and Skagit County fight for and win their sexual abuse cases. We provide FREE case evaluations and no attorney fees unless you recover damages.
How do I know whether I should pursue a sex abuse claim?
We believe your well being and the well being of your family and loved ones is more important than money or legal action. However, if you or a loved one has suffered as a victim of sexual assault, you should seek the opinion of a qualified sexual assault attorney to determine whether you have a personal injury case. A criminal prosecution is meant to punish the abuser but damages can provide money for a victim’s counseling, medical care, pain and suffering and the long-term trauma associated with the abuse.
Do I really need to hire an attorney or should I handle my own sexual assault – plaintiff claim?
To determine whether or not you have a viable sex abuse claim it is often necessary to hire a qualified attorney. Our law firm will investigate the facts, identify potential legitimate sources for recovery and file a lawsuit to fight for financial compensation for sex abuse victims. It is common for a lawyer to obtain a settlement five to twenty times the amount a person would receive by fighting on their own.
How much do I have to pay to pursue a claim?
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue a sex abuse claim as we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington State law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our sex abuse clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid out of the recovery for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced.
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