How The Legal System Can Help Sexual Abuse Survivors Recover
At Kennedy Kennedy & Ives in Albuquerque, our lawyers help survivors of sexual abuse throughout New Mexico find justice and recover compensation for the damage caused by their abuser. Our clients are in charge every step of the way. We’re here to be a guide through the process and ensure you recover what you deserve.
Dedicated To Helping You Move Forward
We understand that it’s hard to imagine comparing the trauma of sexual abuse to a dollar amount. However, a civil lawsuit is the best opportunity our system provides to fight back against an abuser.
The long-term effects of sexual abuse impact every aspect of a person’s life, including their education, their work, their health and their career opportunities. In some cases, trauma can reemerge unexpectedly, for example when a survivor’s children reach the same age they were when they were abused.
We work with psychological and economic experts to fully quantify the damages suffered as accurately as possible. This diligent approach helps our clients receive the fair compensation they deserve.
How Damages Are Awarded In New Mexico
Sexual abuse cases yield two main types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are meant to pay for losses suffered by the victim or survivor because of the abuse, to make them “whole.” Punitive damages aim to punish the abuser and deter third parties.
Juries have broad discretion when it comes to awarding damages in civil cases. In addition to emotional injury, we represent a jury with proof of the economic hardship our clients have suffered.
With over 75 years of combined experience in the field, we know how to present good evidence so our clients get the compensation they deserve. With an experienced attorney by your side to support you, the process of recovery can be much easier.
Contact Our Firm
We offer initial consultations free of charge, where we will gladly explain the legal aspects of your situation and the fee options we offer. More importantly, we’re here to listen. Call 505-431-2167 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.