SOLANO COUNTY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (800) 978-0754
Providing representation to victims of School/Teacher/Counselor/Coach sexual assault, Clergy/Pastor/Priest childhood sexual abuse, Boy Scouts sexual abuse, and other institutional abuse matters in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo CA.
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse are often haunted by the effects that the abuse has had on their life. The law can give them access to justice and help them move forward with their life. Victims of childhood sexual abuse may be able to get compensation for the harm that was done, which can include costs associated with therapy and counseling, loss of income due to effects of the abuse, pain and suffering, and more. Money won't solve everything, but you are entitled to it in many circumstances. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754.
Expanded Window to File Civil Claims
The California Child Victims Act (The Act) was implemented in 2019 as a way to help childhood sexual abuse survivors seek justice for incidents that occurred outside of the statute of limitations. For 3 years, The Act allowed any individual who suffered from childhood sexual abuse – regardless of where it occurred, when it occurred, and how old the survivor is – file a civil claim. It is notoriously difficult for sexual abuse survivors to come forward, as they are often not taken seriously; it seems that most institutions care more about their reputation than addressing what occurred. The Act revived hundreds of potential civil claims in California, giving survivors a second chance at justice.
Until December 21, 2022, any childhood sexual abuse survivor is within the timeframe to file a civil claim.
Broadened Definition of Child Sexual Abuse
In addition to expanding the window of time to file a civil case, The Act also broadened the definition of child sexual abuse, opening up the possibility of a civil claim to even more individuals. Once The Act was implemented, it changed childhood sexual abuse to childhood sexual assault. The Act defines childhood sexual as any act committed against the victim when they were under the age of 18, and which would have been labeled as a criminal act under most relevant sections of the California Penal Code. This change adds to the list of crimes that are considered child sexual abuse.
Contact Attorney Michael Rehm Today
The effects of childhood sexual abuse are typically felt deeply for many years or even decades after the assaults have stopped. It is not uncommon for victims to suffer from depression and anxiety. If you've experienced this, you deserve justice. Justice looks different for everyone, but it can often include filing a civil claim against the abuser and any responsible institution to seek monetary compensation. Attorney Michael Rehm is experienced in handling child sexual abuse cases, and handles all his cases with kindness and patience. When you work with Attorney Rehm, you're working with someone who truly wants to help you. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754.