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Human trafficking is one of the most horrific and unthinkable tragedies to have befallen the world. However, for a growing number of people, this tragic situation is an unfortunate reality. Human trafficking affects tens of millions of people around the world, and, in 2019, the National Human Trafficking Hotline counted 15,000 cases across the nation.
If you or your family member has endured human trafficking, you don't have to suffer alone. Learn about your legal options and discover how a human trafficking attorney can help you seek justice.
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What to Know About Human Trafficking Cases
There are many misconceptions surrounding human trafficking. Get answers to frequently asked questions and learn what kind of outcomes you can expect.
Where Does Human Trafficking Generally Happen?
Human trafficking networks can happen almost anywhere. These networks can focus on sex trafficking, or they can involve labor trafficking, which forces vulnerable people to work for no or little pay.
In either case, these organizations tend to thrive in a few select industries. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the most common venues and industries for sex and labor trafficking include:
- Hotels and motels
- Domestic work
- Agriculture and farm work
- Traveling sales teams
- Restaurants and food service
Although anyone can become involved in human trafficking against their will, certain groups tend to be more vulnerable. For example, children in foster care, homeless children, and people with limited English skills are more susceptible.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Human Trafficking?
It isn't always possible to pursue criminal cases against human trafficking organizations. However, you may be able to pursue a civil case against the offenders. Depending on your case, handlers, customers, businesses, or websites that profited from trafficking advertisements could be held liable for damages and suffering you endured.
How Much Compensation Could I Recover?
If you file a civil suit, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In many cases, you may be able to recover economic damages such as medical, psychiatric, and other expenses. You may also be able to seek compensation from businesses that profited from human trafficking. When you pursue a human trafficking lawsuit, you can also get peace of mind knowing that you've helped deter these horrific crimes.
When Should I File a Human Trafficking Law Suit?
Experiencing human trafficking is traumatic and life altering. You should always seek legal action or get legal advice as soon as you're able.
Each state has its own deadline for legal action, known as statute of limitations. Waiting too long could mean that you miss the deadline and can't recover the full compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs for Your Human Trafficking Case?
When you entrust Janet, Janet & Suggs with your human trafficking lawsuit, you can expect to partner with accomplished attorneys who treat you and your family with compassion. We approach every case with the personal consideration and empathy that we would want for our own families.
We also use our extensive experience to help you get the justice your family deserves. For 40 years we have been uncovering the truth and fighting for fair compensation for families, securing more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts. Our team has also taken on some of the largest and most prestigious organizations in the nation — winning positive results for our clients.
You can rest assured that our team is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case as well. Contact our human trafficking law firm for a free case evaluation and take the first step toward a resolution today.