Experienced West Virginia Lawyers Represent Victims of Sexual Abuse
Reputable Charleston attorneys help clients recover damages for sex crimes
Legal issues surrounding sexual abuse can be emotionally charged, complicated and challenging. At Forbes Law Offices PLLC, we represent clients throughout West Virginia who have been victims of sexual abuse either as children or as adults. With 75 years of combined experience, we understand the nuances of sexual abuse cases. Combining competence and compassion, we’ll aggressively represent you in court, helping you to recover damages from the individual who wronged you.
Motivated lawyers aggressively advocate for victims of sexual abuse
Sexual abuse claims can include situations where the abuser used coercion, manipulation, threats or force to compel another person to engage in sexual acts. You may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, costs of psychiatric care, emotional pain and suffering and potentially even punitive damages if the offender was convicted of sexual assault in a criminal case. To successfully sue your abuser, you must bring your claim within the applicable statute of limitations. For adults, that is two years after the last date of abuse. However, the “discovery rule” takes into account the fact that some victims may suppress memories of the abuse or be otherwise unaware of its psychological effects until years later and therefore allows them to sue years after the act occurred.
It takes bravery to seek justice after suffering sexual abuse. We’ll work with you to ensure you get the best representation if you decide to sue your abuser in civil court, doing all we can to secure the monetary outcome you deserve.
Dedicated advisors represent victims of child sexual abuse
If you have been the victim of a sexual predator, you may file a civil lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, costs of therapy, psychological trauma, emotional distress and other related damages. In many cases, we pursue these damages against an institution that enabled the abuser to perpetrate the abuse, such as a daycare center that hired a convicted sex offender to work with children. In West Virginia, victims of child sexual abuse typically have four years after they turn 18 to file a claim regarding child sexual abuse or four years after realizing that the abuse took place. As a result, you may be able to pursue legal remedies for past sexual abuse well into adulthood. With 75 of years of experience in child sexual abuse litigation, we understand the importance of collecting evidence that corroborates victims’ claims, especially in cases where the abuse occurred decades ago. We have the skills needed to help you recover damages from child sexual abuse.
Contact motivated sexual abuse lawyers for a free consultation
Forbes Law Offices PLLC represents sexual abuse victims out of our Charleston, West Virginia office. Please call 304-205-9202 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.