Sexual abuse is one of the most difficult experiences a child may ever endure. Rather than come forward with the abuse, some children repress the painful memories, only to remember them after years have passed or with the help of psychotherapy.
If you have been sexually abused in Pennsylvania, it is important to understand the statute of limitations for filing a civil suit against your abuser. You have two years from the date of injury to file your claim; however, if you were a minor child when the abuse occurred, you have until your 20th birthday to file a claim. If the statute of limitations has expired, you may still have an opportunity to file a claim, depending on the facts of your case.
At Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, we help sexual abuse victims bring their abusers to justice. To discuss your case with one of our Pittsburgh attorneys, call 412-567-5444.
Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations
Even if you believe that the statute of limitations on your case has expired, it is important to speak with an attorney. Depending on the facts of your case, there may be exceptions to the statute of limitations on sexual abuse cases that will allow you to file your claim and hold your abuser and other responsible parties accountable for their actions. While taking legal action will never erase the pain you have experienced, it may bring you a sense of closure and also help you ensure that your abuser does not victimize any innocent children again.
Our attorneys will review the facts and complete a thorough investigation into your sexual abuse claims. We have been litigating sexual abuse cases since the early 1990s, and we know how to build a strong case against your abuser.
Contact Samuel J. Cordes & Associates
To discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable lawyers in a consultation, call 412-567-5444 or contact us online.