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Sexual Abuse FAQs
If you are a survivor of sex abuse, hiring a qualified sex abuse law firm like Edwards Pottinger could help you through this traumatic situation by:
- Navigating your state’s sex abuse laws and guiding you through the civil claims process
- Investigating the circumstances surrounding the abuse and gathering all necessary evidence to build a strong case
- Consulting with expert witnesses to further support your claims
- Advocating on your behalf in court and representing your interests against the defendant and their insurance companies
- Fighting for the maximum compensation for your mental, physical, and emotional damages
- Working on a contingency-fee-basis so you do not owe any fees unless you receive a settlement
When choosing a sex assault lawyer, it is in your best interest to consult with a sexual abuse law firm that specializes in these types of cases. Unlike law firms that may juggle multiple practice areas, one that focuses almost exclusively on sexual abuse law, like Edwards Pottinger, will have the skills and resources necessary to help guide your case to a successful resolution.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault and abuse, you may wish to pursue a civil lawsuit to recover financial compensation and hold the perpetrator and complicit parties accountable. In order to bring a civil sexual assault or abuse lawsuit in Florida, the action must be brought within the following time limits:
- Within 7 years of the victim turning 18
- Within 4 years of the victim no longer being considered a dependent of the perpetrator, OR
- Within 4 years of the victim’s discovery of an injury and the link between the injury and the abuse
- If the victim is under 18 years old, the statute of limitations does not apply.
Learn more about the benefits and steps of filing a sexual abuse lawsuit.