Our Maryland sexual abuse lawyers understand that sexual abuse is a traumatizing experience regardless of the circumstances involved. This type of act, particularly when committed against young victims, can affect their perspective and trust in other people. Altering someone’s mental health in their formative years can strongly affect their adult years. Anyone who has been victimized in this way should get help from a legal team that is familiar with handling these types of cases. We can begin by doing a consultation to learn more about your situation and the offense. Once we have an understanding of the circumstances, we can advise you if there are sufficient legal grounds for pursuing justice and compensation from the perpetrator. Our team at Brown Kiely LLP is ready to hear from you and provide guidance.
How a Child Abuse Lawyer Can Help
After someone has endured childhood sexual abuse, they may have a long road ahead of them to recovery. In some cases, the path to justice includes charging the offender with the crime and sometimes it doesn’t. We know that all too often, there are times when the justice system fails people, and an abuser walks free. Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to ensure this person faces repercussions for their actions. We also acknowledge that, even after justice and compensation are provided, the path to healing can be a long one for victims. We have the insight and compassion for cases like these and want you to know that there are legal professionals out there who are willing to fight for you.
Civil Statute of Limitations Elimination
Far too many assailants end up walking away from their crimes with minimal to no criminal penalties. Unfortunately, the likelihood of this increases when a great deal of time has passed since the abuse incident occurred. But justice is still very much possible. While there is no statute of limitations for criminal charges, there was previously a time limit for filing a civil suit. As of October 1, 2023, the state of Maryland has removed the statute of limitations for filing civil child sex abuse cases. The law recognizes that healing can be a long-term process and that many victims may not come forward until several years after the abuse occurred. So if you, or a family member, were sexually abused as a child, you can pursue justice with help from an experienced Maryland sexual abuse lawyer.
Brown Kiely LLP
Being the victim of childhood sexual abuse is something that can be difficult to overcome. A Maryland sexual abuse lawyer is well aware that even coming forward for help is a courageous act. You are making yourself vulnerable in hopes of obtaining the restitution you deserve. We know that a financial award does not undo the damage done, but it may be an important step in your healing process. If you want to know more about the options for your circumstances, call Brown Kiely LLP today.