In Georgia, parents are usually liable for injuries caused by the child’s bullying, but there are limits. Schools can also be held liable in some circumstances where the bullying occurred at school (but not always). Georgia, like all states, has a set of rules known as parental responsibility laws. These laws govern how and when …
Child Abuse Lawsuits - Laws and Criminal Penalties
The abuse of children is rightfully viewed by society as an extremely heinous crime. If you were abused as a child or your child was abused by another person, you have many legal options available to you. It is important to help you and your child heal and move on while also ensuring that the abuser faces the consequences under the fullest extent of the law.
Child abuse is a serious crime. Many states consider child abuse to be a misdemeanor, but certain egregious acts committed against children, such as sexual abuse or severe mistreatment, are labeled felonies. These criminal acts will result in prison time for the abuser, roughly between 15-25 years.
In addition to criminal penalties, you can also seek financial compensation for what happened. Child abuse can leave you with many damages that you shouldn’t have to pay for. The abuse you suffered is not your fault, and you shouldn’t have to live with the financial hardship associated with the damages inflicted upon you.
You can also hold those who failed to recognize and report the abuse accountable as well. Teachers, school employees, and others that have a duty to your child’s welfare are required by law to report suspected child abuse. If they don’t, it is considered a misdemeanor.
Learn more about child abuse lawsuits and how you can get justice in both criminal and civilian court. For more information about what you can do, reach out to our attorneys today. We can help you understand your case with a free consultation.