San Diego Sexual Abuse Lawyer
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“We are here for you. On first blush, these words might sound like a cliché. At The Doan Law Firm, we understand that a survivor of sexual abuse oftentimes hears well intentioned people say such things like “I am here for you.” Our law firm has a focus on fighting for justice and accountability on behalf of sexual abuse survivors and sexual assault survivors. As legal professionals, we are here for you to obtain the justice and accountability you do deserve. You can connect with an experienced, caring San Diego sexual abuse lawyer any time by calling us at (760) 991-0000.
Jimmy DoanFounder & President The Doan Law Firm San Diego, California
Sexual Abuse: You are Not Alone
If you are a San Diego sexual abuse survivor, there are times at which you feel quite alone in the world. That is a commonplace feeling among California sexual abuse survivors.
The reality is that you most definitely are not alone. Over 50 percent of all women report being the target of sexual abuse or sexual violence during the course of their lifetimes. Almost 25 percent of all men indicate that they have been the targets of sexual abuse or sexual violence during their 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.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that the lifetime costs of being a survivor of rape is over $120,000. This includes everything from lost wages to medical expenses (including for therapy). Part of obtaining justice and accountability as a survivor of sexual assault is obtaining suitable compensation for injuries, damages, and losses of all types.
Extended Deadline to File a California Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
California has enacted a new law that has expanded what legally is called the sexual abuse statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the law that sets the deadline in California by which sexual abuse lawsuit must be filed. According to the new law, a survivor of child sexual abuse or child sexual assault has until his or her 40th birthday to file a lawsuit.
You can learn more about the ins and outs of pursuing a claim by contacting a San Diego sexual abuse lawyer at (760) 991-0000.
Three-Year Window Open to Sexual Abuse Survivors of Any Age to Seek Justice and Accountability
The new California law has also changed the time a person of any age can file a sexual abuse lawsuit for a period of three years. Specifically, the new California law allows a person of any age a period of three years beginning on January 1, 2020, to file a lawsuit seeking accountability and compensation associated with child sexual abuse. This window is open no matter how long ago the incident occurred. And, as was mentioned, the ability to pursue a lawsuit during this time period exists for a person of any age.
Time is Running: Protect Your Legal Interests Today
The clock is ticking and running rather fast. We are beyond halfway through the time period during which an adult of any age can file a lawsuit for sexual abuse that occurred while that individual was a child. 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 schedule an initial consultation with an experienced, compassionate Doan Law Firm San Diego sexual abuse lawyer by calling us at (760) 991-0000. Our phone line is staffed every day of the year all day.
We can arrange an initial consultation with a San Diego sexual abuse lawyer at our offices, your home, virtually online, or any where else that is convenient for you. Our offices are located at:
The Doan Law Firm350 10th Avenue Suite 1000 San Diego, California 92101 (760) 991-0000
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee pledge to you. Our firm will never charge an attorney fee unless we win your case for you.
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