USA Swimming Sex Abuse
Victims of sexual abuse often feel they have nowhere to turn for justice and that fighting the powers that be can seem impossible. This was the situation of a number of young swimmers who were sexually abused by coaches licensed by USA Swimming.
At the San Jose law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we are experienced in handling civil cases involving sexual abuse. We aggressively represent our clients and seek the greatest possible financial compensation for the pain they have endured.Legal Representation for USA Swimming Sex Abuse
Many allegations of molestation and sexual abuse have been leveled at USA Swimming coaches. Coaches have been accused of abusing young girls and boys for decades, and USA Swimming has also been accused of protecting sexual predators and and failing to investigate complaints. This type of organizational behavior makes children more vulnerable to pedophiles and exposes the organization to civil liability.
For its role in perpetuating an environment of sexual abuse directed towards children, USA Swimming was sued by a number of victims. In 2010, Attorney Robert Allard brought a civil suit against USA Swimming on behalf of a teenage girl who was molested by a swimming coach. Because complaints made against the coach were not investigated and the coach was not punished, USA Swimming shared legal responsibility for the injuries to the victim.
Since litigating the USA Swimming case, Mr. Allard has become a tireless advocate for child sexual abuse victims. He has proposed state legislation preventing organizations from covering up complaints of sex abuse and failing to investigate. He is dedicated to helping victims of sex crimes and helping them to recover maximum financial compensation for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
If you or your child has been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a USA Swimming coach or any other trusted adult, contact us at (408) 289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys will go over the circumstances of your allegations and explain if/how a civil case can help you. Our office is located in San Jose, CA, and we work with clients in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and throughout the state of California.