Summer Camp Molestation Claim
Get Justice with a Summer Camp Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Summer is supposed to be the time when a boy or girl makes beautiful memories that last a lifetime. Sadly, for a shocking number of boys and girls, summer camp turns out to be a nightmare that can haunt a person for years to come.
Each and every year, a child who sets off for summer camp ends up becoming the victim of sexual abuse. If you were the victim of sexual abuse when you were younger, or if you end up learning that your child was sexually molested at summer camp, you need to understand how to best protect legal rights and interests with representation from a summer camp sexual abuse lawyer.
Adult with a Sexual Abuse Claim
If you are an adult who was sexually abused as a child in summer camp, you may be in a position to bring a lawsuit against the perpetrator and even the summer camp operator itself. The preliminary issue that must be considered involves what is known as the statute of limitations.
Every state in the United States maintains a law called the statute of limitations. These laws set the deadline by which different types of lawsuits must be filed. During the past couple of decades, many states have extended the timeframe in which a person can bring a statute limitations lawsuit.
By way of example, a state may have a statute of limitations that generally requires a personal injury case to be filed within two years after the incident or accident. In the case of sexual abuse, some states extend that timeframe.
In addition to an extension of the timeframe under the statute of limitations, the law can also be tolled until a person reaches majority, or becomes an adult. In other words, the statute of limitations does not begin to run until you reach your 18th birthday.
With this in mind, by way of example, if the statute of limitations to file a child abuse lawsuit is five years, and the statute is tolled until you become an adult, you would have five years from the date of your 18th birthday to file a lawsuit.
Keep in mind that if there is a statute of limitations issue in your case, a sexual abuse lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm, can assist you. A lawyer from the firm can be reached through its 24-hotline at (800) 349-0000.
Child with a Sexual Molestation Claim
If your child was sexually abused at summer camp, as a parent, you are in a position to bring a lawsuit on his or her behalf. A person under the age of 18 is not able to bring a lawsuit on his or her own.
A lawsuit brought on behalf of a child as the result of being sexually molested at summer camp may include a number of different claims for damages, injuries, and losses. These include compensation for emotional suffering, physical injury, and medical expenses. In the case of medical expenses, those bills tend to be associated with counseling and therapy.
Another key element associated with protecting the interests of a child in a sexual molestation civil case is future losses, damages, and injuries. A skilled child sexual abuse lawyer understands what tactics to employ to ensure that you obtain the full spectrum of necessary compensation.
Protecting a Child in a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
There are steps that a parent can take to maintain the privacy of a child in a sexual abuse case. For example, when a lawsuit is filed, a minor child's name can be shielded from the public, even in court filings.
Legal Fees in a Child Sexual Abuse Case
The Doan Law Firm utilizes a contingency fee agreement in child molestation cases. Through a contingency fee arrangement, you do not pay a fee in your case less the Doan firm obtains a settlement or judgment on your behalf.
You do not need to pay any amount of money upfront for fees. Nor do you have to pay attorney fees as the case progresses.
Retain a Summer Camp Sexual Abuse Lawyer
The first step in retaining a summer camp sexual abuse lawyer is scheduling an initial consultation with an attorney at The Doan Law Firm. An appointment can be scheduled by telephoning the firm at (800) 349-0000. The phone line is active 14 hours a day, seven days a week, each and every day of the year. This includes major holidays.
The Doan Law Firm does not charge a fee for an initial consultation for a sexual molestation injury attorney. During the appointment, a lawyer will answer your questions and provide you with an evaluation of your case. The lawyer will also answer any questions that you may have in regard to your case.
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