Bradenton Human Trafficking Lawyer

May 7, 2022 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Florida ranks third in the list of states with the highest prevalence rate for human trafficking. This means that thousands of men, women, and children may be victims of human trafficking in your community. A Bradenton human trafficking lawyer with Dolman Law Group can help the victims or survivors pursue justice.

We will work to hold the businesses that played a role in the crime accountable for your medical bills and pain and suffering. The damages you receive could help you begin a new life and help law enforcement put a stop to these crimes.

What Can You Do to Combat Human Trafficking

The victims of human trafficking need the collective effort of the whole community to receive help. Victims of human trafficking often blend well into the community, and you may never know that they are under coercion or threats to work. Some of the signs that can help you identify victims of human trafficking are:

  • They stay at their place of work.
  • They are always in the company of their supervisor or are closely monitored.
  • They do not have any identification or travel documents.
  • They have physical scars and bruises on their body.

Victims of human trafficking may not admit that they are under pressure to work. If you notice any of the above signs, contact the local police. If you suspect that a certain establishment is employing underage workers, you should also reach out to the police.

Getting in Touch with Our Firm Is a First Step Toward Justice

You may want to consult a human trafficking lawyer with our firm if you have encountered a survivor of human trafficking. They will know the next steps to begin the process of helping them find justice and can help you take the parties that benefitted from your exploitation to court.

If you have a friend or loved one who is a survivor of human trafficking, a lawyer at our firm will help protect their identity if they intend to seek justice by hiding their name through initials or filing the claim anonymously.

Remedies Available if You Are a Victim of Human Trafficking

You can have civil and criminal remedies if you have been a victim of human trafficking. In both, you have to bear the burden of proof against the perpetrators.

However, in terms of civil cases, liable parties you can pursue in a human trafficking lawsuit for damages are:

  • Hotel and motels owners who knew and benefitted
  • Clients
  • Websites that promoted and benefitted from human trafficking
  • Truck stop owners

You can pursue a civil lawsuit against more than one party responsible for engaging or benefitting from human trafficking. Florida also recognizes that trafficking may occur in the agricultural sector, where immigrants are usually forced to work.

We Can Help Identify the Responsible Parties

One of our lawyers can help you take on the parties responsible for holding you captive by working closely with law enforcement. This can help you recover your documents such as passports or visas. A lawyer on our team can also ensure that there is enough evidence to support your claim or prosecute the guilty parties on criminal charges.

If you are a victim of human trafficking who has escaped, call the police immediately. Law enforcement can help you and many other victims. A Bradenton human trafficking lawyer with our firm will help explore the legal remedies available to you under Florida Statutes § 787.06.

Damages You Can Receive if You Are a Victim or Survivor of Human Trafficking

The financial compensation you receive after successfully filing a civil lawsuit against the responsible party will encompass:

  • Cost of medical care and treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Therapy and rehabilitation expenses
  • Damages for financial instability caused by the inability to keep another job

The damages you receive do not make what you went through okay, but you can use the money to help yourself and your family make a new beginning anywhere you want. You will need to have some level of proof to justify your claims. This is where a human trafficking lawyer on our team can be very helpful.

Our human trafficking lawyers have spent a lot of time dealing with similar cases in the past. They can help you navigate through the legal challenges of getting compensated and conduct an investigation into the parties responsible. Talking to our lawyer about your ordeal is perfectly safe because everything said will be confidential. Thus, you do not have to back down from claiming damages out of fear.

How a Human Trafficking Lawyer with Our Firm Can Help You Build a New Life

You should focus on healing from this traumatic experience, not navigating civil and criminal laws. Instead, have one of our attorneys do that for you, and they can:

  • Collect evidence
  • Review applicable laws
  • Identify the responsible parties
  • Communicate with other parties involved in your case
  • Quantify your losses
  • Negotiate for fair compensation
  • Advocate for you in a trial

Our human trafficking lawyers know civil, criminal, and employment regulations. Using our resources and experience, we can help you seek justice against traffickers and businesses that benefitted from the crime.

Call Dolman Law Group for Help with Your Bradenton Human Trafficking Case

If you or a loved one has been a victim of human trafficking in Bradenton, a human trafficking lawyer with our firm can get to work on your case as soon as possible. Our firm operates on a contingency fee policy, meaning you do not pay anything unless we help you recover damages.

Get a free consultation with Dolman Law Group today.

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6703 14th Street West Suite 207
Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone: (941) 613-5747


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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