Adult survivors of child sex abuse are getting a renewed chance at justice.

In California, Hawaii, and a handful of other states, new laws are extending the time limit to file a case and allowing survivors to seek legal action and compensation. Survivors who may have been previously time-barred from suing abusers or the institutions these abusers represented now have the opportunity to file a lawsuit, even if the abuse occurred decades ago, or if a prior lawsuit was filed but dismissed as time-barred.

The damage of childhood sexual abuse committed by adults within trusted institutions that we depend on is resounding. Many young survivors’ complaints were ignored or silenced as children, while others were time-barred because they waited until adulthood to report the abuse. Still, some victims in their 50s and 60s are just now uncovering repressed childhood sexual abuse. These survivors are finally making the connection to years of psychological distress, failed relationships, and destructive behaviors stemming from long-forgotten or suppressed abuse.

Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman is helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse find justice and compensation. We are part of a network of experienced sex abuse attorneys representing survivors across the country. Our Childhood Sexual Assault Legal Team offers dedicated and heightened level of survivor support and discretion. If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse and you believe you have a potential lawsuit, contact us. We will meet with you to evaluate your claim with no obligation on your part. To learn more about your legal rights and options, please call 1-877-8-ABUSED (1-877-822-8733). Our team will begin working immediately and aggressively to obtain the best result for your case. Contact is kept confidential.

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