A Devastating Betrayal of Trust

SEXUAL ABUSE AT SCHOOL

When sexual abuse at school occurs, the hurt, anger, and betrayal is immeasurable and can leave you feeling vulnerable and helpless.

If you or a loved one was abused at school, you have options

A LAWSUIT CAN SHINE LIGHT ON WRONGDOING

School should be a safe place for children. Parents and students alike place implicit trust in the teachers, coaches, and school administration. 

When sexual abuse occurs, it means those responsible failed to protect their students and the effects of this failure can impact the entire course of a child’s life.

Our compassionate Utah-based personal injury attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can stand by you during your case and help you hold those who hurt you responsible for their actions.

Learn more about how we can help…

Six Steps to Follow

After Abuse Occurs

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 1. Call 911

Call 911

Your local authorities can help you get out of a dangerous situation and assist you in getting the necessary medical care. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 2. Keep Any Evidence Intact

Keep Any Evidence Intact

Resist the temptation to change out of your clothes or brush your teeth, as an examiner can use these to find evidence that points to the perpetrator

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 3. Visit the Emergency Room

Visit the Emergency Room

Medical providers can check for injuries and administer any medication you might need following abuse. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 4. File a Police Report

File a Police Report

Call or visit a police station to report the event. A police report will be important evidence in your case. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 5. Write Down Details

Write Down Details

Write down any important details about the event or perpetrator while they are still fresh in your mind. These can be used as evidence. 

Steps To Follow After Sexual Abuse Occurs: 6. Contact an Attorney

Contact an Attorney

You are not alone in this. An attorney can guide you through the next steps to ensure you are protected. 

We Will Stand With You

We understand how difficult the decision to pursue a child sexual abuse case is. Our team can handle every aspect of your case to protect your privacy and help you achieve a positive outcome.

If the School Failed to Protect Its Students,

THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

School should be a safe place for children. Parents and students alike place implicit trust in the teachers, coaches, and school administration. 

When sexual abuse occurs, it means those responsible failed to protect their students and the effects of this failure can impact the entire course of a child’s life.

Our compassionate Utah-based personal injury attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can stand by you during your case and help you hold those who hurt you responsible for their actions.

Statistics show that in about 60 percent of child sexual abuse cases, the abuser is someone the family knows and trusts. Often, this individual is in a position of authority, such as a teacher or coach.

In many cases, schools ignore or fail to properly address signs of sexual abuse, betraying the trust placed in them by parents. 

In these types of cases, anyone in a position to prevent the abuse may be held liable for failing to protect those in their charge.

WE CAN HELP YOU SUE:

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Sue: The Alleged Abuser

The Alleged Abuser

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Sue:  The Child’s School
Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Sue:  The School District

The School District

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Sue: School or District Employees

School or District Employees

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Sue: Parents of an Underaged Abuser

Parents of an Underaged Abuser

You may wonder: Is it really worth it?

I APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT…

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Client Testimony

“I’m so glad I was referred here by a previous client. The attorneys were great and professional. Made something I thought would be stressful as easy on me as possible… Thank you for all your help! I appreciate all the support i received from everyone.”

– Cristina H.

We Recognize How Painful the Process Is,

BUT A LAWSUIT CAN HAVE SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS

Deciding whether or not to file a child sexual abuse lawsuit is incredibly personal. No one can make this decision for you. There are major emotional and practical aspects to consider. 

Filing a lawsuit means revisiting painful memories. For many survivors of sexual abuse, the idea of telling their story in court is daunting, no matter how many years have passed.

You may worry about opening up a very traumatic time in your life to others or about the cost of undergoing a civil lawsuit.

In many cases, however, a lawsuit can draw attention to the actions of a particular individual, protecting others from the suffering the same fate. Shining a light on abuse can also help others come forward and work to prevent further wrongdoing.

1-in-10 Children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday

Now you may ask: Where do I even start?

We Can Help You Take the First Step

TOWARDS HEALING

The first step if you are considering filing a sexual abuse lawsuit is to meet with our team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton.

Our initial case consultations are free of charge and there are no upfront fees for hiring one of our attorneys.

If you do decide to pursue a lawsuit, our team will be with you every step of the way and will work tirelessly to ensure a positive outcome to your case. 

Don’t worry. It’s not too late to sue.

Changes to Utah Law

OFFER NEW HOPE

The state of Utah recently revised their statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases.

Instead of four years, the statute of limitations is now 35 years after your 18th birthday.

This change gives survivors more time to bring their cases forward and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. 

Our Attorneys Can Help

If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, our team can help you understand your rights and get access to the resources you need to begin the recovery process. 

The Effects of Sexual Abuse

CAN BE LASTING AND DEVASTATING

Changes in the laws here in Utah have made it easier for individuals who were abused as children to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. 

Child sexual abuse can affect survivors for a lifetime and cause a range of emotional, mental, and physical effects. 

The long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse are staggering:

  • Female adult survivors are nearly three times more likely to struggle with substance abuse.
  • Depression, suicide attempts, and other psychiatric disorders are much more likely in adults who were sexually abused as children.
  • Obesity, eating disorders, and other physical health problems are also more common amongst survivors. 

Now you may be wondering if a lawsuit can really help

Our Firm’s Unique Approach

TO SEXUAL ABUSE CASES

At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our attorneys understand the devastating, lifelong effects that sexual abuse victims suffer. 

We aggressively represent our clients so that they can receive the justice they deserve. While every case is different, victims of sexual abuse often suffer from depression, marital difficulties, problems with intimacy, self-esteem, and many other traumatic issues. These victims did nothing to deserve or cause these problems.

Even if the authorities did not investigate or decide to pursue criminal charges against the perpetrators of abuse, our attorneys are often able to obtain settlements for our clients. 

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

“I’m so glad I was referred here by a previous client. The attorneys were great and professional. Made something I thought would be stressful as easy on me as possible…Thank you for all your help! I appreciate all the support I received from everyone.”

– Cristina H.

Standing Up for Survivors

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton

From left to right: Zeb Weeks, Mark Flickinger, Brett Boulton,
Kevin Sutterfield, Bruce Franson

We recognize that no amount of compensation can completely heal the trauma of sexual abuse. However, a civil lawsuit can help you find a degree of justice.

These types of cases also offer the opportunity to bring the wrongdoings of an individual to light and may go a long way to prevent the same thing from happening to another vulnerable child.

If you or a loved one were abused, you need a strong team behind you. Together, our attorneys have spent over 50 years representing residents of Utah. 

You can get in touch with our compassionate and dedicated attorneys online or toll-free at (800) 898-4878. 

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