At the Lassen Law Firm, we understand that child sexual abuse is every parent's nightmare. It's a tragedy and trauma affecting the whole family. Sexual abuse affects children the most causing them physical injuries and psychological trauma. The Lassen Law Firm encourages you to consult with our firm, experienced Pennsylvania coach sexual abuse lawyers to learn about the right to file a civil lawsuit and recover financial compensation. You and your child shouldn't have to carry that burden alone. The law provides a right for child sexual abuse victims to sue their abusers in court to help make sure they pay for their wrongdoing.
In practically every legal situation, you have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit. This time period is called the statute of limitations. Usually, the clock starts to run on the date of the injury, however, there are exceptions. Some victims of child sexual abuse have trouble remembering it. This can be called repressed memory. The law accounts for this with what's called the delayed discovery rule. This rule stops the statute of limitation from running out if the victim repressed all memory of the abuse or didn't realize the abuse caused current problems. The time allowed for filing a lawsuit is counted in a different way. Usually, the clock begins to run when the victim remembers the sexual abuse.
If your child has been sexually abused, or you were abused as a child, it's important to talk to a qualified Pennsylvania coach sexual abuse lawyer to start the healing process and can explain if and how you can win a lawsuit against the abuser. At the Lassen Law Firm, we urge you to come forward with the abuse as soon as possible. Please don't feel ashamed. Money can't reverse time and take away the abuse. But, you and your child may face a long road to physical and emotional recovery. The abuser should be held accountable.
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