Childhood sexual abuse has been a persistent issue throughout the nation. Staggeringly, about 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. These instances of sexual abuse stem from a variety of shortcomings by entities and their ability to protect the youth in their organization. If you, or someone you know, were abused by someone as a child you may be eligible for a claim against the responsible entity.
Common entities involved in allegations of abuse include:
- Sports Teams
- Foster Care
- Record Labels
- Other Entities
The attorneys at Andrews & Thornton are well-versed in sexual abuse claims. Andrews & Thornton have represented thousands of sexual abuse survivors and have the knowledge and resources to help bring a strong claim on your behalf. While monetary compensation likely will not make a survivor whole, it is a first step toward bringing closure to this difficult period of their life. We understand that speaking about abuse is a long process that requires a trusting relationship between law firm and client—we have trained mental health professionals available to help in the process of telling your story.
The ability to bring your claim may depend on the statute of limitation status in the abuse state. Several states have passed legislation that revives the statute of limitations for previously time-barred claims. This legislation generally provides a certain timeline in which a claim can be filed, we refer to this as an “open-window”. We have our finger on the legislative pulse around the nation to monitor which states have passed or are likely to pass this window legislation.