New Port Richey Human Trafficking Lawyer

May 7, 2022 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Human trafficking is a prevalent crime in many industries. Victims of such misconduct have several legal options to hold the perpetrator accountable and get reimbursement for all sustained damages. They can also file a lawsuit against other organizations and businesses that were aware of the crime and did not act.

A New Port Richey human trafficking lawyer from our firm will help you seek justice. They will also identify sustained damages and determine the proper compensation to seek from the liable party. Continue reading for more information on human trafficking, recoverable damages, and ways an attorney from our firm will assist.

How to Get Help If You Are a Human Trafficking Victim

If you are a human trafficking victim, you can use various methods to get help. For instance, you call 911 to inform the police of the matter and file a statement. However, ensure you do this privately to avoid further harm from the perpetrator.

Another way you can get help is by contacting non-governmental organizations dealing with human trafficking. Alternatively, report the case to the US Immigration office using 1 (800) 375-5283.

Contacting our New Port Richey human trafficking lawyer is ideal for getting the legal assistance you need. An attorney on our team will advise the precautions to take to ensure your safety as they contact authorities. The lawyer can also present evidence to the police to ensure they apprehend the liable party.

Forms of Human Trafficking in New Port Richey

Human trafficking involves using dubious methods to obtain free labor or force someone into an activity like commercial sex. The most prevalent forms of trafficking in New Port Richey are force, coercion, and fraud.

Force involves using verbal, physical, and emotional abuse to influence someone into something they do not want. For instance, another party may assault you if you fail to meet their demands. They can also confine you in a specific area until you do what they want. Other ways force can apply to human trafficking is:

  • Starvation
  • Dehydration
  • Withholding vital documents


Coercion refers to using duress to obtain favors or services. For instance, a perpetrator may threaten to disclose a secret if you do not work for them. They may also withhold your documents and only promise to return them after you do what they want.


Fraud as human trafficking entails using lies and deception. For example, the other party may promise a better job if you work for free for a given period. However, they will then fail to fulfill the agreement and use other unscrupulous methods to exploit you.

How Our New Port Richey Human Trafficking Lawyer Will Assist You

Our lawyer will help in different ways as you pursue justice. First, they will identify all parties accountable for the crime. This process may involve interviewing you to determine how you got into a particular situation. The lawyer can also ask if other parties knew about the abuse or fraud.

Gathering facts about your case allows our lawyer to determine how many parties participated in the crime. The attorney will also assess if they tried to help by reporting the issue to authorities. More methods our lawyer may use to establish human trafficking liability are:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Talking to building managers
  • Contacting the police officers that rescued you from human trafficking
  • Watching video surveillance footage of interactions with other parties

Once your lawyer identifies all parties at fault, they will analyze how human trafficking affected you. This step allows them to identify injuries resulting from the crime and its secondary effects. The attorney will then quantify each damage based on the severity and the costs you incurred.

Suing the Liable Party

Another way our lawyer may help is by suing the liable party. This process will involve developing a petition and presenting it in court. The lawyer will then obtain a summons and send it to the party at fault.

More ways our attorney will assist are:

  • Handling your case discreetly
  • Protecting your legal rights
  • Explaining human trafficking laws
  • Gathering enough proof of each damage
  • Responding to your inquiries

Damages You Can Seek for Human Trafficking in Pasco County, FL

The damages you can claim from another party for human trafficking will vary based on your case's specifics. Before filing a lawsuit, our lawyer will work with other professionals.

For instance, they can consult your doctor to determine if you sustained physical injuries. The attorney will also ensure you undergo a psychiatric evaluation to assess the effects of human trafficking on your mental health. They may then claim reimbursement for various medical expenses based on the findings. Some aspects the lawyer can include in your case are:

  • The cost of surgery
  • Hospital admission cost
  • Mental health counseling
  • Medication expenses

Human trafficking can lead to injuries with secondary effects. For instance, if you have depression, it will likely reduce your quality of life. Such conditions will also affect your relationship with a spouse or loved ones. Your lawyer will seek compensation for such damages. They can claim secondary injuries like:

  • Physical pain
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disability
  • Chronic pain from physical harm

Wrongful Death

If your loved one died due to human trafficking or related injuries, you could sue the liable party for the crime. Your lawyer will identify how the fatality affected your life. They may then claim reimbursement for various financial damages. Such are:

  • Lost future income
  • Burial and funeral costs
  • Lost inheritance

A loved one's wrongful death can lead to other damages without a monetary value. Such include grief, lost guidance, and the lack of companionship. Your lawyer will identify the damages to pursue based on your relationship with the deceased. They will also assign each non-economic injury a value and present the needed evidence in court.

Connect With Our New Port Richey Human Trafficking Attorney

Our New Port Richey human trafficking lawyer will identify the legal actions to take against the liable parties. They will also fight for justice by taking the case to court and filing an appeal if necessary.

At Dolman Law Group, we have human trafficking attorneys who will handle your case on contingency fees. These will also collect all the evidence needed to hold the other party accountable. Call Dolman Law Group now for a free case consultation, and check out our case results.

New Port Richey Office
5924 Main St
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 477-9660


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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