Seeking Justice for Sexual Assault Victims
Victims of sexual assault often feel like they have no power to set things right and seek justice. Most of the time, this understandable feeling of helplessness stems from the fact that their abusers are generally in a position of power. In recent news, clergy members, gymnastic coaches, physicians, and even daycare providers have all been implicated in cases of sexual assault and abuse.
Here at Wagner Reese, we are serious about doing whatever we can to hold sexual abusers and institutions that shield them accountable. Our injury attorneys in Indiana proudly give a voice to those who cannot find their own. Ever since our founding in 1997, we have stood up for the wrongfully injured, including sexual abuse survivors.
By bringing forth claims for sexual abuse against perpetrators, we hope to stop future attacks and incidents by setting a clear precedent that says we will not forgive or forget. For you, a survivor of sexual assault, we hope our representation can help bring you financial stability for damages suffered from the abuse.
Damages that you might cite in your sexual abuse claim include:
- Medical treatment, such as after a violent sexual assault.
- Cost of therapy for emotional trauma.
- Lost wages caused by difficulty with social situations and trusting others.
- Noneconomic damages for lessened enjoyment of life and trauma.
We also want to help you find closure through knowing that justice has finally been delivered. In Indiana, there may be a statute of limitations that applies to your claim. If the statute expires, then you might not be able to file a claim at all.
For a childhood victim of sexual abuse under the age of 18, the statute may be:
- 7 years after you turn 18
- 7 years after you first experience the harm of the abuse
- 4 years after you ended your dependency or relationship on the abuser
Adult sexual abuse survivors generally have 2 years to file a claim after being assaulted. The varying details from one case to another can also change the statute of limitations, though. Your own claim may have a longer or shorter statute. It is always best to speak with an experienced attorney sooner than later to discover your options and discuss how you can start to seek justice, just like you deserve.
Come to Wagner Reese to work with a team of compassionate injury lawyers who take pride in bringing sexual abusers to justice. All of our initial consultations are completely FREE and entirely confidential. To schedule one for yourself, use an online contact form or call (888) 204-8440 to speak with our team directly.