Trenton Sexual Abuse Victims Lawyers
Experienced and Trusted Attorneys Fight for Victims of Sexual Abuse in Mercer County and Throughout New Jersey
Financial compensation or the idea of a civil lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind if you have experienced sexual assault or abuse at some point in your life. However, criminal remedies are not the only means of justice for sexual abuse victims. A civil claim against the responsible parties is an additional method to help achieve financial redress for the wrongs that have been committed.
You might think that a statute of limitations prevents a person from filing a lawsuit for something that happened when you were a child or many years ago. But, in New Jersey, a recent law has provided a new, brief window to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to pursue their right to financial compensation decades later.
We treat every sexual abuse victim as if they are not a “case”, but a real person who suffered harm. Every situation is delicate, and we respond to your individual needs and interests accordingly. If you have experienced sexual assault or abuse, and live in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, or anywhere else in New Jersey, the Trenton Sexual Abuse Victims Lawyers at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC are skilled and experienced, and they are ready to help you with your case. Contact us today for a free and confidential discussion.
New Jersey Expands Time for Victims of Sexual Abuse to Get Fair Compensation
Generally, there is a time restriction by which you can bring a personal injury lawsuit against another party under the relevant New Jersey statute of limitations. However, under New Jersey law, the time limit to file a civil lawsuit has expanded, in light of the difficulty that victims of childhood sexual abuse face in speaking out. Under the law, if you were a victim of sexual abuse while under age 18, you can file a lawsuit:
- Before you reach age 55, or
- Even after you have reached age 55, during a two-year window beginning December 1, 2019 and expiring December 1, 2021
At KNHL&D, our trustworthy and experienced lawyers fight for your rights and work diligently to get compensation for clients who were victims of sexual abuse, including situations that involve:
- Clergy members
- Boy scouts
- Educational institutions
- School camps
- Daycare centers
As a child, you may have been placed into situations where adults occupy a position of trust and power. People in positions of power can sometimes take advantage of a person’s vulnerability. If you were victimized by anyone, that individual person and the organization responsible for putting them into power should be held responsible.
Our lawyers know that it can be difficult to come forward and act against sexual abuse. Even after decades have passed, you may still be battling the psychological scars of abuse. We are here to handle all of the details of your case with compassion, empathy, and a continued willingness to hold people and organizations accountable for their actions. The legal team at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC is your trusted resource for sexual abuse and assault claims. Contact us in confidence to learn more about your rights and options.
Trustworthy and Diligent Lawyers Act to Secure Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims
The financial consequences of childhood sexual abuse can be widespread. You may have paid exorbitant fees for ongoing psychological counseling. You might have had trouble holding a job or experienced damage to your personal relationships. Today, more people are speaking out against sexual abuse and harassment. You may have the right to receive compensation for:
- Emotional counseling, past, present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- And many more
Victims who were abused by clergy members and priests in the Catholic Church have access to a special Victim Compensation Fund established specifically for this purpose. At KMHL&D, our lawyers have the expertise and experience to pursue maximum compensation available in your case. To learn more about seeking your rightful and just compensation, contact our legal team for a confidential and free consultation today.
Contact our Experienced and Trusted Sexual Abuse Victims’ Lawyers in Confidence to Discuss Options Today
Financial compensation may be the last thing on your mind, and it is not the primary goal of your healing process. And it cannot undo the impact on you and your family, but it can be used to hold the responsible parties accountable and to offer a means for you to receive the appropriate treatment. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, you need an experienced and trusted attorney. We serve Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and the rest of New Jersey. The Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC legal team is here for you. Call us today and we will fight for your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Abuse Lawsuits in New Jersey
We do. The KMHL&D legal team has experience in all areas of sexual assault and abuse claims. In order to receive the full benefits permitted by law, it is important to be represented by trustworthy and experienced sexual abuse attorneys. If you have been the victim of sexual assault or abuse and live in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, or anywhere else in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
Yes, absolutely. Adult victims of sexual assault or abuse can seek their rightful compensation against the responsible parties. Here, we represent a victim to seek financial justice in order to make themselves whole and correct the wrongs that have been done to them.
No. In New Jersey, lawsuits are permissible against certain types of organizations that historically may have been immune from civil actions for compensation. These organizations can be held retroactively accountable for willful, wanton, or grossly negligent acts resulting in sexual abuse. This includes churches, schools, the boy scouts, and other organizations that have failed on a supervisory level to prevent abuse and hire a predator. If you have any questions regarding a potential sexual abuse or assault claim, our attorneys are here to help. Contact KMHL&D for a confidential and free consultation.