SANTA CLARITA CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (800) 978-0754
Though it may be difficult to discuss, childhood sexual abuse is a serious problem in the United States. If you or someone you know was a victim of sexual abuse, it's important to understand that you have legal options. A lawyer who specializes in this type of case can help you get justice and compensation for what happened. Attorney Michael Rehm will do whatever it takes to help you get the justice you deserve. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754 .
California Victims Act – Harsher Penalties for Covering Up Abuse
The California Victims Act extends the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit for childhood sexual abuse from age 26 to 40. In addition, The Act created a three-year "look-back window," during which survivors of any age can file a claim regardless of when the abuse occurred. This look-back window closes on December 31, 2022.
As for punishment, The Act imposes stricter penalties on institutions—like the Catholic Church and schools —that have been accused of covering up sexual abuse. The Act allows courts to impose additional fines against these institutions if they are found guilty of concealing information about an abuser. In addition, courts can order these institutions to pay significantly more restitution to victims and their families if there is evidence of a cover-up.
How a Childhood Sex Abuse Lawyer Can Help You
Here's a look at four ways a childhood sex abuse lawyer can help you.
Obtain The Compensation You Deserve: One of the main goals of any personal injury lawsuit is to get compensation for the victim. This could include money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. When you work with Attorney Rehm, he will fight to get you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Hold the Abuser Accountable: In some cases, the abuser may be willing to take responsibility for their actions and agree to pay damages. However, in other cases, they may deny abuse ever took place or try to blame the victim. A good lawyer will be able to investigate your claim and gather evidence to prove the abuse occurred. This evidence could include witness testimony, medical records, police reports, and more.
Protect Your Rights: The legal system can be complex and intimidating. If you try to file a lawsuit on your own, you could make mistakes that jeopardize your case. When you work with a lawyer, they will handle all the legal paperwork and make sure deadlines are met. They will also represent you in court if necessary.
Give You Peace of Mind: Filing a lawsuit is often an emotional experience. A good lawyer will be empathetic and understanding while also being tough when necessary. They will keep you informed throughout the process and make sure you understand your options every step of the way.
The Law Office of Michael Rehm is Here to Help
If you or someone close to you was sexually abused as a child, it's important to understand that you have legal options available to you. California has implemented new laws that allow you to take action even if the statute of limitations has passed. Contact Santa Clarita Childhood Sexual Assault Lawyer Michael Rehm to learn more about how he can help you get justice and compensation for what happened. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754 .