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It May Not Be Too Late to Sue if You Were Molested as a Child


School or Church Sexual Abuse

People who were sexually abused or molested as a child at school, church, or in a sports group may be able to sue later as an adult. Sometimes children are too afraid to tell that they were abused or molested. Sometimes, sexual abuse or molestation that occurred as a child may cause psychological injury or illness as an adult. If any of these situations apply to you or someone you love, it may not be too late to file a civil action in court against the perpetrator of those heinous acts.

Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits in California

The statute of limitations is the time limit in which a case must be filed in order to bring a legal action in court. In California, the statute of limitations for civil actions regarding sexual abuse is before the age of 26 or within three years of the date that you discover or reasonably should have discovered that a psychological injury or illness occurring after age 18 was caused by the sexual abuse, whichever period expires later. The law that governs the statute of limitations is the California Code of Civil Procedure section 340.1(a).

Orange County Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Attorneys

If you are an adult that was a victim of childhood sexual abuse or molestation at your school, church, or sports group, you may have a claim against the perpetrator for committing the acts and the institution for allowing the abuse to take place. If you believe that you may have a claim, please contact an experienced sex abuse lawyer immediately. An experienced lawyer at our firm will be able to assess your case and determine whether you may still file a claim.

Experienced lawyers from the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes specialize in filing and litigating civil actions involving child sexual abuse. Call (714) 987-2671 to schedule a free consultation today.

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