Being a victim of sexual abuse – whether as a child or adult – is one of the most traumatic events a person can endure. The devastating injuries one suffers from being a victim of sexual abuse can last a lifetime. The effects of being sexually abused cause not only physical and but mental suffering.
In October of 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 218 into law which extend the statute of limitations for civil sexual abuse claims to give victims more time to file claims. Due to many victims of sexual abuse being minors and too traumatized to report their abusers it can take years for a victim to come forward.
Although Assembly Bill 218 provides victims addition time to come forward, there are still time limitation in bringing a claim. Childhood sexual abuse victims must file a lawsuit by the age of 40, or within five years of discovering the sexual abuse as an adult.
Do not remain silent any longer and take action now. We understand that your sexual abuse claim is sensitive in nature. We handle all of our client matters discreetly and with the utmost professionalism. Contact the experienced lawyers at Pathway Law Firm for a confidential consultation.