The state laws as listed in the Texas Family Code consider sexual assault of a minor (anyone 17 years or younger) to be “any harmful sexual conduct to a child’s mental, physical or emotional welfare,” and also includes, “failure to make a reasonable effort to prevent sexual conduct with a child, and encouraging or compelling the child to engage in sexual conduct.” By these definitions, an individual or responsible party could be charged with a sex offense and/or be responsible for damages by failing to protect a child or adolescent from sexual assault by an employee, volunteer, clergy member, medical staff, or other such person. This statute also means that actual sexual contact with the minor may not be required for someone to be sexually assaulting a child.
A Sexual Assault Attorney with Perdue & Kidd Puts Nothing Ahead of the Well-being of Your Child
Young survivors of sexual assault deserve absolute excellence in legal representation when it comes to these types of injury claims. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience and a hard-earned reputation for obtaining substantial outcomes for clients who have suffered serious physical and emotional damages. Founding attorneys of our Houston firm, Jim Perdue, Jr. and Donald Kidd are board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Jim has achieved state and national recognition for his dedication to the highest levels of trial advocacy. Insurance companies know all too well what it means when Perdue & Kidd are involved and know we are a force to be reckoned with. At our firm, you get the expertise found in large, national firms but we choose to focus our energy and specialization on providing dedicated, individualized representation. We want to help people and do things the right way—we find that highly successful outcomes come out of quality, not quantity.