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If you were a victim of sex and human trafficking, you have a legal right to take action in civil court against those who victimized you or those who benefited from the crime. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 grants victims of this type of crime the right to file a lawsuit in […]

Who Can Sue For Sex And Human Trafficking? If you suffered physical, emotional, or financial damages because of sex and human trafficking, you may be able to pursue a civil case against the person, business, or agency who victimized you.

If you were a victim of sex and human trafficking, you have a legal right to take action in civil court against those who victimized you or those who benefited from the crime. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 grants victims of this type of crime the right to file a lawsuit in civil court and pursue a payout that includes a wide range of physical, emotional, and financial damages.

If you suffered at the hands of a human trafficker, the attorneys from Newsome Melton can help. We offer free, confidential case reviews to victims who want to sue for sex and human trafficking. Your safety is our priority, so our compassionate, understanding team members will work with you to ensure your safety before we discuss taking legal action. Call (888) 808-5977 for your complimentary consultation.

Sex and Human Trafficking Victims Are Eligible to Pursue Damages

You may be able to take legal action against an individual, company, or agency who facilitated or benefited from sex and human trafficking if you:

  • Were a victim of sex and human trafficking;
  • Are a parent of a minor who was a victim of sex and human trafficking;
  • Lost a member of your immediate family who passed away as a result of this type of crime; or
  • Otherwise sustained damages related to this type of crime.

By filing a lawsuit and holding liable parties accountable, you may be eligible to recover damages that include:

  • Current and future medical bills for any related illnesses or injuries you suffered
  • Mental health care, including counseling and treatment for trauma-related conditions
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Diminished earning capacity, if applicable
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Emotional distress and pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages, in some cases

The noneconomic and punitive damages in this type of case may be significant. The damages awarded for pain and suffering could be several times the total of your economic damages if allowed under state law. We can help you gather evidence of your emotional distress and present it in court to back up our demand for a fair payout.

We Can Help You Identify the Liable Parties

As a part of handling your case, we will work with you to identify all potentially liable parties and investigate the case against them. Under the law, you have the right to pursue compensation from any individual, company, or agency who facilitated or benefitted from your victimization.

Some possibly liable parties include:

  • Traffickers, trafficking ring leaders, or other handlers
  • Customers, “Johns,” or those who purchased women or children for sex
  • Hotels where victims lived and where transactions occurred
  • Apartments or other housing where victims were harbored
  • Truck stops where traffickers prostituted their victims

Our Team Will Help You Build a Case and Take Legal Action

An attorney from Newsome Melton will work closely with you to help you hold those responsible for your victimization accountable. We understand how important this is to your emotional and financial recovery, and we know this may be your only opportunity to hold those who hurt you accountable for their crimes.

We want to help you take legal action against those who hurt you as well as the businesses that profited from it. We will gather evidence, work with experts, and build a strong case to seek damages on your behalf. Our team offers not only aggressive legal representation but also compassionate support as you recover physically and emotionally. The National Conference of State Legislatures lists a number of laws that we may be able to use on your behalf.

Talk to a Sex and Human Trafficking Lawyer Today

If you were the victim of a sex and human trafficking crime, reach out to Newsome Melton for a complimentary, confidential case review today. We can explain your rights and discuss your legal options while prioritizing your safety and emotional recovery.

Call (888) 808-5977 today to get started. We can help you sue for sex and human trafficking.

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