Pursuing Justice For The Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
The criminal justice system is notorious for failing the victims of sexual assault. It fails to prosecute abusers. It fails to sentence convicted abusers to adequate sentences. Most of all, it fails to bring justice for the people who have endured sexual abuse.
However, there is another way to get justice. Through a civil lawsuit, you can hold a person or institution accountable for the damages you incurred as a result of sexual abuse. At Carey & Stewart, PLLC, in Weirton, West Virginia we are the strong yet compassionate legal team to represent you in your civil case.
Zealously Holding Abusers Accountable
Our clients include people of all ages who endured sexual misconduct from church clergy members, teachers, coaches, boy scout leaders, coworkers and other individuals. We fight tenaciously to get your day in court and recover compensation for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Therapy bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
With our personal injury attorneys’ considerable experience advocating for victims of traumatic incidents, we know what it takes to build a successful case. Although we always treat you with sensitivity and care, we become aggressive when it comes to advocating for your rights. There is nothing in our power we will not do to help you.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations?
In 2020, West Virginia passed a law that gives sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors a more generous statute of limitations to file a civil lawsuit against perpetrators. Under W.Va. Code §55-2-15, if the incident(s) occurred when you were a child, you have until you are 36 years old to file a lawsuit. There is also an exception to this age 36 statute of limitations for those who endured sexual abuse or sexual assault as a child and did not “discover” the abuse until much later.
Learn More About Your Legal Options And The Deadline
If you are thinking about suing your abuser or any person or entity that aided, abetted or concealed the abuse, Carey & Stewart, PLLC, can advise you. Contact us for a free, confidential initial consultation about your situation. To begin, please call us toll-free at 888-710-4496, call us locally at 304-914-3577 or contact us online on your own time.