The process of bringing a claim against the government for abuse

| Jun 9, 2020 | Firm News

Victims of physical and emotional abuse by government employees have important legal protections and rights they should be familiar with. When a negligent government agency has caused harm to an abused victim, victims should understand the legal resources and remedies available to hold that government agency accountable and assist them with their damages.

It is important that victim’s rights are protected when they have been harmed by a government agency and its negligence. Types of government negligence or government agency negligence can include a failure to properly license, monitor and inspect childcare centers; failure to properly license and monitor foster care homes and foster care parents; sexual abuse in schools by school employees, teachers and others; failure to properly supervise those paroled from prison; and for injuries that occur on a variety of different types of government property.

Victims of government negligence and crime victims alike enjoy legal protections when they have suffered physical or emotional abuse or other harm at the hands of the government or a government agency. This can include when victims have suffered sexual misconduct and other forms of abuse. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered and hold the government accountable for its negligence.

Negligent actions have consequences that can impact victims throughout their lives. As a result, they need to be familiar with when and how the government may be liable to compensate them for the harm they have suffered and the legal resources that can help them receive the assistance they need.