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Texas Sexual Assault & Abuse Attorneys 

Relentlessly Pursuing Justice for Sex Abuse Survivors

Our compassionate lawyers understand the immense pain, trauma, and courage it takes for survivors of sexual assault and abuse to come forward and seek justice. That’s why our Texas attorneys are here to support you throughout each step of the legal process. At Matthews & Associates, we nationwide experience advocating for victims of sexual assault and abuse. 

Our dedicated team is committed to protecting your rights by ensuring liable parties are held accountable for their unforgivable actions, allowing you to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. With over 25 years of experience in mass tort and personal injury lawsuits, including high-profile cases involving Boy Scouts of America and clergy abuse, clients trust our nationally acclaimed firm to prioritize their unique needs and advocate for maximum compensation. 

If you were harmed by sexual assault or abuse, call (888) 923-7001 to schedule a confidential consultation with a trusted sex abuse lawyer. 


Types of Sexual Abuse Lawsuits We Handle

Common sex abuse cases we handle include:

Regardless of age, sexual assault and abuse can inflict lifelong hardships on survivors and their loved ones. That’s where our experienced advocates come in. Matthews & Associates has decades of national experience protecting the rights of sexual abuse victims.

  • Child Sex Abuse

    Our determined advocates represent clients after child sex abuse. We fight for compensation on behalf of victims and their loved ones harmed by various institutions, such as The Roman Catholic Church, Baptist churches, Mormon churches, Jehovah’s Witnesses, public and private schools, public and private hospitals, daycare facilities, and group home institutions.

  • Uber Sexual Assault Lawsuits

    Our assertive attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights against rideshare companies and employees. We work with victims of Uber sexual misconduct, including sexual battery and assault, to hold liable parties accountable for violations.

  • Clergy Abuse

    Our attorneys represent victims of clergy sexual misconduct, including survivors in high-profile cases against The Roman Catholic Church, Southern Baptist Convention, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other religious institutions.

  • Boy Scouts of America

    Our lawyers represent survivors who were sexually abused in Boy Scouts of America. Our longstanding commitment to holding organizations accountable for concealing sex abuse complaints, covering up abuse, and enabling predators makes us well-equipped to prioritize your legal needs throughout the legal intricacies of your case.

  • Sexual Harassment
    Our experienced team advocates for the rights of men and women who were sexually harassed in the workplace, school, and other settings
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Who Is Liable in a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit? 

Various parties can be held liable for sexual abuse. While individual perpetrators are typically primarily responsible, entities and organizations can also be liable under Texas law, such as if the sexual abuse occurred in a church, a school, a hospital, or a business. Generally, institutions can be responsible if they fail to take reasonable measures to prevent the abuse, such as acting negligently during hiring or supervising processes or intentionally concealing the abuse. 

For example, in sexual abuse lawsuits against rideshare companies like Uber, the company can be liable if they fail to adequately screen its drivers or respond appropriately to complaints of sexual misconduct. Similarly, organizations like Boy Scouts of America can be held accountable if they enable the abuse, such as by concealing complaints or failing to take action against known abusers. 

Sexual abuse cases can be exceedingly complex for plaintiffs to navigate, let alone establish liability on the part of evasive individuals and institutions. It's imperative to consult with an experienced sexual assault and abuse attorney as soon as possible who can review your legal options and help you understand the potential avenues for seeking justice and compensation. 

Depending on the circumstances of the case, various individuals and entities may be liable for sexual assault and abuse, such as:

  • Coaches
  • Hospitals
  • Camp counselors 
  • Religious institutions
  • Teachers and professors
  • Public and private schools
  • Clergy members and parishioners
  • Doctors and medical professionals
  • Assisted living facilities and attendants 
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Why Hire Matthews & Associates? 

Our attorneys understand how emotional and overwhelming it can be to seek justice after sexual abuse. We’re here to support our clients from start to finish, from fortifying claims with strong evidence to establishing liability on the part of abusive individuals and institutions. If you were harmed by sexual assault or abuse, our firm can assist with: 

  • Sound legal counsel: Our team offers honest guidance and compassionate counsel to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, guiding their steps with care and integrity throughout each step of the legal proceedings to support their personal goals and protect their rights.
  • Investigation and evidence: Establishing liability in sexual abuse cases can be challenging, as many large and powerful entities seek to evade such serious allegations to save face and preserve favorable reputations. Our firm can fight to hold institutions accountable by putting our clients’ needs first, gathering compelling evidence to pursue justice and exposing the true colors of sex abuse perpetrators. 
  • Pursuing maximum compensation: Our Texas lawyers are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of survivors. We can aggressively pursue maximum compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages resulting from sexual assault or abuse, such as medical expenses, therapy costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Confidentiality and privacy: Our team understands the sensitive nature of sexual abuse cases and the importance of maintaining our clients’ privacy. Our trusted advocates can handle all personal information with the utmost confidentiality to ensure your personal details remain secure throughout the legal process.
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Helping Survivors Take the First Step Toward Healing

Sadly, many survivors of sexual abuse go on to carry immense burdens, such as shame, grief, guilt, and secrecy, through no fault of their own. At Matthews & Associates, we believe no one deserves to bear the weight of such atrocities. That's why our firm is committed to seeking justice for survivors and their loved ones after the unimaginable pain of sexual assault and abuse. 

If you were harmed by sexual abuse, our lawyers can fight to ensure your voice is heard. Contact us online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney.

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