Did you or your loved one suffer childhood sexual abuse? Were you victimized by a dangerous sexual predator in your youth? Was your child sexually abused? You have powerful legal options.
We stand with sexual abuse survivors and their families.
Contact our sexual abuse lawyers today to learn more about the legal avenues available to victims and their families in a free, 100% confidential consultation.
We understand how hard this must be for you. Child sexual abuse stands among the vilest crimes in our society. Few of us want to confront it, but in reality, childhood sexual abuse is widespread and pervasive in our culture.
Some estimates suggest that up to 1 in 5 girls, and 1 in 20 boys, will be sexually abused before reaching the age of majority. Between the ages of 14 and 17, nearly 30% of children will have been sexually abused. These shocking numbers only confirm what our attorneys have known for years – something must be done.
Most civil lawsuits filed over childhood sexual abuse are premised on the legal concept of negligence because most of these lawsuits are filed against negligent third-party organizations, rather than the direct perpetrators of abuse.
The doctrine of negligence recognizes that many institutions and individuals, from doctors and daycare centers to schools and church groups, owe children a duty of care, an obligation to protect them from dangerous sexual predators. Negligence is what occurs when one of these organizations or individuals fails to uphold that duty, allowing a sexual abuser to gain access to victims through carelessness, recklessness, or misconduct.
As the wave of sexual abuse lawsuits has grown, even state legislators have been forced to act. In the face of widespread public pressure from sexual abuse survivors and advocates, the Governor of PA, Tom Wolf, made the momentous decision in November 2019 to extend the state statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse, allowing survivors until their 55th birthday to step forward and file a civil lawsuit against negligent parties.
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