Abuse can happen to anyone, by anyone, and anywhere. This sadly includes places that should be safe and people that should be trustworthy. Sexual abuse of our seniors in nursing homes is an underreported but very real tragedy that happens. Sexual abuse to children or adults is traumatic and often results in long-term effects on victims. We work to hold abusers accountable – no matter who they are or where the abuse occurs – and get compensation for the victims that are harmed. This includes:
Healthcare providers. We represent victims of assault or rape at nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, group homes and rehabilitation facilities.
Schools and colleges. If a student is sexually assaulted on campus by a school employee, teacher, coach or student, the university or institution can be liable to the victim.
Property and hotel owners. We represent individuals in cases against property owners, including hotels, who have failed to protect their guests from sexual assault
Organized community groups. We represent clients in negligence claims against institutions such as churches and religious groups, summer camps, youth recreation programs, etc.
Sexual Abuse is Both a Criminal and Civil Crime
Pennsylvania finally changed its child sexual abuse laws to provide victims of child sex abuse more time to file lawsuits. Under current Pennsylvania law, a person who has suffered child sexual abuse typically has until age 30 to file a civil suit against the liable parties. For adult rape or sexual assault civil suits, a person has two years from the date of injury to file a claim. Victims have until age 50 to file criminal charges against the offender.
What To Expect in a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
In civil sexual abuse cases, our attorneys work to prove that the institution or business breached their duty to protect the victim from a foreseeable risk of harm. Compensation in sexual abuse cases is for the pain and suffering and lost income of the victims of abuse.
Let Us Help You Get Justice
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Fiffik Law Group will help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today.