Sexual Abuse Claims
Childhood Sexual Abuse In California
Sexual abuse is deeply traumatizing, especially for victims who are children at the time of the abuse. A lot of child victims do not realize that they have been abused. They often do not have the knowledge or vocabulary to disclose what has happened to them, and it can lead to repression, denial, and a litany of other mental health issues.
Fortunately, California law has recently been updated to take victim trauma into consideration. Prior to the law change, childhood abuse survivors had to file a lawsuit by the time they turned 26, or within three years of realizing that their current psychological issues were the result of abuse. If they did not file within those windows, they lost the chance to do so. However, the state has now come to the conclusion that victims should be afforded more time to come to grips with what was done to them. Today, in the state of California, childhood sexual abuse survivors now have until they are 40 to file and can file up to five years after the realization that their mental illness is tied to their abuse.
How We Can Help
If you have recently uncovered an abusive past or have been living with the burden of an abusive past for too long, it is time to take a stand. Call Abogado Maximo to discuss the details of your case. We can recommend therapists, file lawsuits, and help you unpack what was done to you. Filing a lawsuit against your abuser can help you to take your power back, and we want to be by your side every step of the way. Our legal team is well-versed in the delicate nature of these cases. We just want to help you get your life back on track.
If you or a loved one have suffered childhood sexual abuse, then call us for representation. Our attorneys can and do represent a variety of victims, including:
- Abuse victims with claims against a single adult
- Abuse victims with claims against an institution like
- The Catholic Church
- The Boy Scouts of America
- A school district or after school program
- Or other large entities and institutions
The damages that you can pursue in a personal injury lawsuit will depend on the facts of your case.