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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I consider taking legal action for something that happened to me many years ago?

Answer: Unfortunately, many sexual abuse victims are not able to connect the emotional and psychological difficulties they experience in adulthood to the sexual abuse they suffered as a child. Making that connection is often the first step in a process of healing. Additionally, many abuse victims cannot afford the medical and psychological help necessary to overcome the harm done to them as a child. Finally, an important part of the healing process is to have a court recognize the harm you suffered and publicly identify the person who caused the crime in order to protect other children from suffering future abuse.

I have been told that the Statute of Limitations prevents me from filing a lawsuit. What’s different now?

Answer: In many cases there have been barriers to filing a lawsuit many years later, but our law firm advocates for survivors using novel legal theories that lead to change and provide new opportunities to file a legal cause of action.

If I file a claim can I remain anonymous?

Answer: Yes. The decision to use your name is completely up to you and will be respected by your lawyers, the court and the media.

If I decide to do this it will be hard for me. How will I be supported?

Answer: We have worked with survivors of child sexual abuse for over 30 years. From the moment you call you will be in the care of people who understand what you have been through and how difficult it is to take this step. We are experienced in handling these very difficult cases. The process begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide survivors along their journey towards justice and healing.