Abuse By Coaches
Our Salt Lake City attorney can help with your assault or abuse claim
We trust athletic coaches at all age levels to serve as role models and guide players towards being better athletes and people. That’s why reports of abuse and assault committed by coaches or assistants at the elementary school, high school or college level can be so upsetting. Instead of helping players develop their skills, their actions can cause serious physical injuries and deep psychological wounds.
If an athletic coach in Utah has abused you or a family member, attorney Randy M. Andrus can help. Attorney Andrus has more than three decades of legal experience. He has an in-depth understanding of the laws and legal system governing abuse claims. As your lawyer, he and his skilled legal team at Andrus Law Firm in Salt Lake City can thoroughly investigate your incident and build the strongest possible legal case, including demanding the financial compensation you deserve and are entitled to under the law.
What are common abuse cases involving coaches?
Abuse cases involving athletic coaches can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – cases often involve:
- Physical assault, including hitting or slapping a player
- Sexual assault, including rape or inappropriately touching a player
- Verbal assault, including yelling or taunting a player
- Psychological abuse, including making fun of a player or teasing them
In addition, some coaches may be aware of assistant coaches or other staff members committing criminal acts, but fail to do anything to stop the behavior. Whatever the circumstances of your specific case, whoever broke the law must be held accountable for their actions.
Who can I sue if a coach abused me?
Depending on the circumstances of the abuse, if the sports team is affiliated with a school or another institution, you may be able to file a lawsuit against one or more of the following:
- The coach
- The high school, college, or university the team is affiliated with
- The location where the abuse took place, especially if it occurred somewhere where negligent security played a role in the incident
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Get the help and support you need and deserve. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options.
How can a lawyer help me with my case?
One of the most challenging aspects of cases involving abuse by athletic coaches is many coaches often deny doing anything wrong. They might even claim that you or a family member made up what happened.
You know the truth. You know exactly what happened. That’s why you need a lawyer. Your attorney can set the record straight and find the facts that matter. That way, you can hold the coach who abused you or a family member accountable for their actions. That’s just the start. Your lawyer can also:
- Conduct a thorough, independent investigation of what happened
- Determine whether the school or other coaches had any knowledge of what was happening
- Negotiate a settlement agreement with the school, college or whoever employs the coach
- File a lawsuit or take other legal action against the coach’s employer if they refuse to cooperate with settlement negotiations
- Represent you in all court proceedings related to your case if it goes to trial
The stakes are high in many cases. Depending on the circumstances of what happened, your abuse claim could be worth thousands or millions of dollars. Attorney Andrus understand this. He realizes the importance and the urgency of your legal case. That’s why he wants to meet with you as soon as possible. He also realizes your case is about more than just money. It’s about holding authority figures accountable for their actions. It’s about justice.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. Salt Lake City abuse attorney Randy M. Andrus can review the details of your case, answer any questions you might have and explain your available legal options. You can count on us when it matters most.