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Tacoma Sex Abuse Attorneys

Are you suffering because of sexual abuse?

Let us help you find closure through the justice process. Our Tacoma sex abuse attorneys can help no matter if the abuse occurred recently or when you were a child.

You are not alone. Many of the places where we want to feel safest, like schools and churches, are also places where sexual abuse is far too common.

Washington Law Center is here to get justice for the crimes that have impacted your life as we have with so many other clients for over a decade. We’re just a phone call or message away.

 Crime Rate in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma has one of the highest crime rates in the United States with a rate of 64 per one thousand residents. With a population of over 219,000, this city on the banks of Puget Sound has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. The chance of being a victim of a property or violent crime in Tacoma is 1 in 16. More than 99% of Washington’s communities have a lower rate of crime than Tacoma.

Despite what the numbers say, every city has its perks. Tacoma has world-renowned museums, beautiful scenery overlooking the water, some of the best concert venues, great colleges and universities, as well as its convenient proximity to the Seattle-Tacoma airport. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and local law enforcement work hard to keep our community safe but bad things can happen anywhere. If it does, Washington Law Center is here for you should it result in injury or the death of a loved one.

Free Case Review

You don’t have to suffer in silence. We want to hear about what happened and how it affected your life.

Washington Law Center offers a free case review for sex abuse claims with one of our experienced and compassionate sexual abuse lawyers in Tacoma. Contact us if you have any questions.

Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Claims in Tacoma

The statute of limitations is the length of time you have to file a lawsuit if you are the victim of unjust acts like sexual abuse. Although Washington state’s statutes are more lenient regarding sex abuse claims, you still have to know how to apply the law to be successful with your case.

Even if you were a victim of sexual abuse as a child, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to justice as an adult. Washington Law Center’s Tacoma sex abuse attorneys have decades of experience representing victims in a variety of personal injury cases. The next step is to contact us to speak directly with an attorney.

Case Results For Past Clients

Youth Abused in Foster Care

D.Y. v. DSHS resulted in a $1,600,000 settlement for a man that was repeatedly abused as a child in multiple foster care settings where he and his siblings were placed. (2018)

Sexual Abuse by School Teacher

Settlement with Marysville School District for $4,500,000 along with a written apology for sexual abuse to three students by a longtime teacher and cheerleading adviser in mid-1980s. (2022)

Prolonged Child Abuse in Foster Care

In K.F. v. DSHS involving a child and his/her adoptive parents, $1,500,000 was recovered due to negligent placement in foster care that led to horrific prolonged abuse of the child. (2017)

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Do I Have a Case?

Questioning whether or not you were abused or if you have a case is very common. Many young people who have suffered abuse are groomed to participate in sexual misconduct in Pierce County. Because of this manipulation, they often don’t believe they are victims or don’t realize it until they are adults. We believe victims and that everyone deserves justice for any form of sexual abuse inflicted upon them.

Every case is different but meeting with a sex abuse attorney can help you get the answers you seek.

I Want to File a Sexual Abuse Claim, Now What?

First, we want to commend you on taking the first step towards seeking justice. You may have been living with this pain for years or even decades and we know that coming forward is not easy. You may not have disclosed your abuse to your family or friends yet. You may be afraid of your abuser or the institution that failed to protect you. You may not remember every detail of the incident, and that’s OK. Your feelings and questions are valid.

The next step is reaching out to Washington Law Center for a free case consultation. This can be done in person at our Tacoma law office, over the phone, or even in a virtual setting like Zoom—whichever is most comfortable for you. Do not expect your first meeting with us to be an interrogation. We want to meet you and provide you with a safe space to talk about what happened to you. Our attorneys will listen and discuss your legal options.

Why Seek Relief Now for Childhood Sexual Abuse?

You have the right to be heard as a victim of sexual abuse. Talk to a sex abuse lawyer at Washington Law Center today. We encourage victims of sexual abuse to file sex abuse complaints and seek relief so that their abusers can be held accountable for their despicable actions. This will enable you to reclaim power from your abuser and, hopefully, help you heal from the trauma.

No matter how many challenges you have faced in your past, you deserve a happy and fulfilled life. Our Tacoma attorneys can help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve!

Who Can Be Held Accountable for Sexual Misconduct?

Depending on the case, there may be a number of parties that can be held responsible for sexual misconduct. Our Tacoma sexual abuse attorneys have presented claims not only for abusive misconduct but also for claims against the institutions that failed to protect you. These could include any one of the following.

  • Failure to monitor particular individuals at schools, hospitals, churches, or other institutions as well as extracurricular clubs like the Boy Scouts or sports teams
  • Failure to train employees in the oversight of children
  • Failure to report suspected abuse
  • Sexual discrimination or sexual harassment by a landlord or employer

How Long Do Sex Abuse Claims Take?

Like anything dealing with the law, there is no specific time in which a claim will resolve. However, we often see cases take one of two paths.

Pre-litigation Settlement

Pre-litigation settlements are typically a confidential process. Our Tacoma attorneys will investigate a claim and present it to the at-fault party before filing a lawsuit. This usually leads to an amicable settlement that both parties can agree to. There’s no hard rule but pre-litigation settlements are typically done in a much shorter time span than a trial.

Formal Lawsuit

Once filed, a trial date is set for approximately one year. With a lawsuit, an abuse victim will have access to court-sanctioned evidence gathering. Washington Law Center attorneys prepare for trial from day one so that we can see your case through if fair compensation is not offered. Ultimately, a jury will decide who is at fault and whether to award damages.

No matter which path you take, our Tacoma sex abuse attorneys will discuss all options so you can choose which option may be best for you and your family.

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WLC Client Testimonials

Washington Law Center is an amazing group of justice advocates. They show care and compassion while looking for your best interests for you and your loved ones.

K. Flyte

It is so difficult to personally endure this type of litigation process but with WLC’s compassion, professionalism, expertise, responsiveness and friendship we felt so much support through it all. They worked so hard to obtain fair settlements on both of our cases and we are forever grateful for their commitment to their clients.

C. Garrett

Excellent at their profession, responsive, dependable, friendly, local – they have my business for life.

-J. Rastovski

Best Sex Abuse Lawyers Near Me

We sincerely hope you never need to seek our help but should you need legal assistance for your sex abuse claim, please don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by one of our office locations. Our Tacoma personal injury law office is conveniently located off the I-5 at the 38th St. exit coming from the north or south.

Washington Law Center is a veteran-owned business with over a decade of experience representing sexual abuse victims across Washington state. Best of all, you pay no fee until we win your case.

Call us today for a free case review or submit your information online.


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