Abuse in Schools and Sports

Denver School & Sports Abuse Lawyers

Fighting for Justice for Sexual Abuse Victims in Colorado

It is an unfortunate fact that sexual assault and abuse are committed against boys and girls in schools, colleges, daycare centers, and sports teams. These victims are commonly minors who are overwhelmed by authority figures, such as coaches, team doctors, teachers, and others who work in these areas. The abuse and harassment that these individuals suffer can occur in all sports, from gymnastics to swimming, diving, and more, and at all levels, from your local high school to college level and the professional levels, such as the Olympics.

Sexual Abuse in Schools & Sports 

Sexual abuse in the context of schools and sports is commonly committed by adults who use their position of authority to take advantage of young victims entrusted to their care. It can range from unwanted touching up to forcible rape. Sexual Abuse is an abuse of trust and power and based on lack of consent, coercion, implied threats, intimidation, manipulation, exploitation, or entrapment.  

While coaches, team doctors, teachers, or other adults working within schools or sports may be guilty of sexual abuse, this type of abuse can also be committed by other team members or other students as well. It can also occur on a homosexual or transgender basis as well as a heterosexual basis. Date rape and college rapes on campus have been reported in many news outlets shedding light on this phenomenon. 

At Parker Lipman, we have represented athletes in sexual assault cases involving such elite organizations as USA Swimming, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and USA Taekwondo. We have experience with this issue at the highest level in holding offenders accountable for damages as well as any third parties that failed to prevent, stop, or report sexual abuse of this kind. Whether you were abused at the elite level by an adult, as an athlete on your local sports team, at your local school by another student or teacher, or on campus at your college or university, you have legal rights under civil law that our firm can enforce through the courts.

Seeking justice for sexual abuse can result in compensation such as:

  • Your medical expenses 
  • Counseling for psychological damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Lost income

In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded where the abuse was particularly willful or egregious. 

Our team of experienced and committed attorneys has decades of experience, an outstanding track record of legal wins, and will take every legal measure on your behalf to investigate and prepare your case for a full reckoning, either through a negotiated settlement, or in court. 

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