Children are among the most vulnerable members of the population, which makes child sexual abuse one of the most abhorrent crimes imaginable. Molestation robs children of their innocence, dehumanizes them, and instills in them a crippling sense of shame. By taking legal action, a survivor can choose empowerment, which is essential to recovery. Attorney John F. O'Brien helps victims of child molestation pursue civil remedies. These actions often come after a criminal trial has determined punishment against the immediate perpetrator. My goal is to recover monetary damages, usually against a negligent institution that failed to protect the victim. If you or your child has been the target of a child molester in the Manchester area or Connecticut, I have the knowledge, skill and determination to assert your legal rights and fight for justice.
At my firm, I represent adults who were molested as children and parents of molested children. I prosecute civil cases against entities that were negligent in their hiring or supervision practices, and allowed dangerous predators access to innocent children. I hold various entities accountable, including:
As I work with you to build your case, you can rely on my professionalism and utmost discretion.
Child sexual abuse cases can be very difficult to prove. Child victims, though sympathetic, are not always seen as credible witnesses. A successful case requires corroborating evidence. The law extends the statute of limitations for child victims of sexual abuse, so that they can bring civil actions as adults. But evidence often erodes with the passage of time. However, in choosing my firm to represent you, you get a determined legal professional who is committed to building the strongest case possible.
Survivors of child sexual abuse deserve compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. Attorney John F. O'Brien can help you get justice by holding the negligent parties accountable. Call me today at 860-290-9090 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Manchester office.