Camp Counselor Molestation Attorneys
Summer camps are highly popular among Missouri families because they provide a way for parents to prevent their children from wasting their summer break indoors. Parents who send their children to camp expect them to be safe and cared after by trained staff, but unfortunately some camps fail in their obligation to protect campers from harm.
Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., can help Missouri families exercise their legal rights against camps that fail to protect children from harm. Our attorneys are known throughout the country for their aggressive discovery practice and often obtain significant settlements on behalf of our clients.
If you suspect that your child has been sexually assaulted at a camp, call 888-353-0491 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Our firm also has the resources to take even the most complex cases and strives to ensure that our clients achieve the maximum recovery possible.
The Legal Liability Camps Have For Sexual Assaults
Sexual abuse at a camp can result in lifelong problems for a camper and expose a camp to significant legal liability.
According to the American Camp Association, camp operators face liability on two fronts: custodial and fiduciary. Camps have a custodial obligation to protect the children in their charge and a fiduciary duty to the families who expect their children to remain safe.
There are many ways for a Missouri camp to be found directly liable for the molestation of a child. For example, families of abused campers can sue a camp for failing to properly screen or train its staff in order to prevent sexual assaults. Missouri camps can be found additionally liable for failure to supervise their staff and campers or the failure to take reasonable measures to protect campers from sexual abuse.
Legal Damages Available In Camp Assault Cases
A child molestation victim can be compensated for whatever he or she has lost as a result of a camp sexual assault. This includes psychiatric impact of the abuse and other life-long effects.
Because the majority of the injury sustained in a sexual abuse case is not capable of being seen, it is important to have quality experts to examine and explain the injuries. The attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., have the resources to take even the most complicated cases to trial.
Many lesser-resourced law firms pressure clients into settling prematurely, but we are committed to getting our clients all of the recovery that they are entitled to receive. Since we began our practice in 1984, we have recovered well over $1 billion on behalf of our clients.
To arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your rights, call us at 888-353-0491 or send us an email. Our firm handles cases throughout the Midwest including Kansas City, St. Louis, Wichita, and Columbia, Missouri.