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Overview of California Child Victims Act

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The California Legislature enacted the California Child Victims Act, also known as Assembly Bill 218. This important piece of legislation has put California on the forefront of providing truly enhances and wide-ranging protections to survivors of childhood sexual assault. If you were the victim of child sexual abuse, a caring and experienced lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can answer your questions and explain your important rights under the California Child Victims Act. You can connect with a Los Angeles sexual abuse lawyer from our firm any time by calling us at (424) 334-0000.

Extended Deadline to File a California Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

California Child Victims Act has extended what is known as the statute of limitations associated with sexual abuse cases. The statute of limitations sets the deadline by which a sexual abuse lawsuit must be filed. Thanks to the provisions of the California Child Victims Act, a victim of child sexual abuse has until his or her 40th birthday to file a sexual abuse lawsuit in the Golden State.

Three-Year Window Open to Sexual Abuse Survivors of Any Age to Seek Justice and Accountability

The California Child Victims Act has changed to allow adults of any age to take legal action and seek justice in a case involving their sexual abuse or sexual assault as a child. This temporary window is open no matter how long ago child sexual abuse occurred.

This modification in California law allows a person a period of three years that began on January 1, 2020, to file a lawsuit seeking accountability and compensation associated with child sexual abuse.

The clock is running. We are over halfway through the time period. Because of this unique opportunity to seek justice, accountability, and compensation if you were sexually abused or sexually assaulted as a child, you are wise to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

You can arrange an appointment with an experienced, dedicated Oakland sexual abuse lawyer right now by calling The Doan Law Firm at (424) 334-0000. You cannot wait, anticipating that the period to file a California sexual abuse lawsuit will be extended beyond the window that opened at the beginning of 2020.

Sexual Abuse: You are Not Alone

If you are a Los Angeles sexual abuse survivor, you are not alone. More than half of all women report being the target of sexual abuse or sexual violence during their lifetimes. Almost 25 percent of all men indicate that they have been the targets of sexual abuse or sexual violence during their own lives.

33 percent of women report that they were the target of completed or attempted rape at some juncture in time between the ages of 11 and 17. Over 730,000 people in the United States report being raped or threatened with rape during the course of any given year. It is estimated that a considerable number of rape survivors do not report their experiences to law enforcement.

What to Expect at an Initial Consultation with a Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Lawyer

An initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm sexual abuse lawyer is completely confidential. The purpose of an initial consultation is to answer any questions you may have about your situation. A compassionate, experienced Los Angeles sexual abuse lawyer from our firm will explain your rights and how the process of pursuing a claim works.

The Doan Law Firm Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Lawyer Team Fights for You

You can arrange an initial consultation and case evaluation with a Los Angeles sexual abuse lawyer by calling The Doan Law Firm at (424) 334-0000. Our telephone line is staffed all day long, each and every day of the year, including major holidays.

An initial consultation can be arranged at our LA offices at:

The Doan Law Firm

12100 Wilshire Boulevard
8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90025
(424) 334-0000

We can also schedule a consultation at your home or virtually online. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm Los Angeles sexual abuse lawyer.

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. Our firm will never charge an attorney fee unless we win your case for you.

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