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Child Abuse and Neglect

Child-Abuse-NeglectOne of the most common types of child abuse is child neglect. Unfortunately, child neglect often goes undetected because neglect is an act of omission – meaning that someone has failed to do what they are supposed to do or what they are obligated to do under the law. Child neglect cases typically come to light when a child innocently tells their friends what happened at home. Or a case may come about when a government agency, such as Child Protective Services, discovers the abuse. Regardless of how a child neglect case is discovered, it will require care, passion and dedication to bring the injured victim to justice.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Mike S. Carrillo has the patience, knowledge and legal experience to compassionately pursue the legal rights of young victims who have been neglected. We have the drive to help obtain full compensation for our young injured victims from the parties who have wronged them.

What Constitutes Child Abuse?

Child abuse is defined as any physical injury to a child inflicted by an adult. Child neglect can constitute a wide variety of different situations. Child abuse or neglect can be categorized as either physical or emotional. Physical child abuse involves any non-accidental act that results in some type of harm to a child, such as kicking, shaking, hitting, burning or scratching.

Emotional child abuse involves any behavior or attitude that affects or interferes with the mental status or social development of a child, such as harsh or foul language, yelling, shouting, calling the child bad names, degrading the child, exposing the child to explicit videos or images, or forcing the child to view sexually explicit acts.

Although child abuse or neglect can happen in different ways, the most common abusers are adults who have earned the trust of these young children within organizations, schools, and religious institutions.

Legal Help for Abused or Neglected Children

The law protects victims of child abuse or neglect through criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits. Monetary compensation obtained through civil actions can be used to pay for a victim’s emotional and physical recovery.

If you suspect that your child one has been abused or neglected, you need to immediately contact the authorities to report the abuse. You should also protect your child’s legal rights by consulting with an experienced Los Angeles child abuse lawyer. The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo is dedicated to holding the individuals who abused, molested or neglected your young loved ones accountable for their damaging actions.

Do I Have a Child Abuse or Neglect Case?

If you believe that your child was abused, neglected or molested, it is important to consult with a child neglect attorney to protect his or her legal rights.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo, our child abuse lawyers can help you and your young loved one better understand your legal rights and options. We will handle your case with the compassion these delicate situations need. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9379.