Youth Sport Leagues Abuse
Little league baseball, community soccer clubs, pee-wee football and other youth sport leagues play an important role in the life of most children. At their best, youth sport leagues teach kids important lessons on teamwork and good sportsmanship. But sadly, youth sports leagues can also attract sexual molesters, pedophiles and other abusers who seek to harm children. These predators think nothing of using the position of coach to gain the trust of both parents and children. It’s up to youth sport league officials to conduct thorough background checks and supervise coaches to ensure that children participating in their activities are protected. When a youth sport league negligently fails to protect team members from abuse, it can be held liable for that failure.
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we work aggressively to obtain fair and full compensation for the survivors of childhood abuse, including children who are harmed by coaches and other adults participating in youth sports. If you or a child you love were abused by a coach or other trusted adult, you’re probably angry, overwhelmed, and confused. Our childhood abuse attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP can help you decide on the next step. We understand the trauma inflicted on childhood abuse victims, and will handle your case with the sensitivity you deserve, to ensure that both your rights and dignity are protected. Our experienced and compassionate child abuse lawyers will be by your side through every phase of your case, until you obtain the justice you deserve.
Youth Sport League Abuse Lawsuits
Children who participate in youth sport leagues spend significant amounts of time with coaches and team volunteers on the playing field, traveling to tournaments, or taking part in camps. Because much of this is done without a great deal of parental supervision, coaches and other volunteers are placed in a great position of trust. It’s not unusual for a child to develop a deep admiration for a coach or other team volunteer. While most adults involved in youth sports are worthy of such admiration, those who would commit abuse think nothing of using a child’s love and trust to take advantage of them.
Because the relationship between a coach and child athlete can become close, the organizations that sponsor youth sport leagues have a responsibility to screen every coach and volunteer connected to a team. Youth sport leagues are also expected to respond properly to allegations of misconduct, and act on any hint of abusive behavior. Any youth sport league that fails to do so may be liable for the damage caused by their negligent hiring and supervision.
While the criminal justice system does mete out punishment to child abusers, it isn’t concerned with compensating victims. Fortunately, children abused by coaches and other adults have a right to seek redress by filing a civil lawsuit against the youth sport league that failed to screen and supervise their abuser. While compensation from a childhood abuse lawsuit can’t change what happened, those funds can be used to pay for therapy and other services that can help a child heal. Should you decide to proceed with a childhood abuse lawsuit against a youth sport league, our attorneys will treat your case with the sensitivity and compassion it deserves. Our firm has established a successful track record pursuing lawsuits on behalf of children who were abused in youth sport leagues, and they are ready to put that experience to work seeking justice for you.
Help for Victims of Youth Sport League Abuse
Help for Victims of Youth Sport Leagues Abuse
Alonso Krangle, LLP offers free, no obligation lawsuit consultations to victims of youth sport league abuse. If someone you love was abused by a coach or other adult in a youth sport league, and you want to discuss your legal rights or just talk with someone about what happened, please contact us today by calling 800-403-6191.