Vancouver Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Were You A Victim Of Sexual Abuse?
Whether your sexual abuse incident happened recently or when you were a child, our experienced Vancouver sexual abuse attorneys at Washington Law Center are here to help you get the legal representation and support you need to start moving on with your life.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse is most prevalent in many places where we hope to feel the safest. If it happened to you, know that you’re not alone. Our attorneys want to hear your story and provide you with a safe space to talk.
Free Sex Abuse Case Review
You no longer have to suffer in silence. We will pursue justice for you. We want to hear your story and how it’s affected your life, no matter how long ago the incident happened.
Washington Law Center offers a no-obligation, completely free case review with one of our compassionate and experienced Vancouver sexual abuse attorneys. If you have questions that you would like answered by a lawyer, do not hesitate to contact us.
Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Cases in Vancouver
When you become the victim of an unjust act, you have a certain number of days to file a claim. This is called the statute of limitations. Washington is somewhat lenient with its statute of limitations for sex abuse claims. However, you need to know how the law applies to your case. Our lawyers will clarify the specifics of your situation with a no-cost, no-obligation case review.
Just because you were a victim of sex abuse years ago as a child does not mean you don’t have options for justice. You can take action against your abuser or other liable parties – including schools, churches, or other institutions – who may also be responsible for enabling the abuse. Washington Law Center’s sexual abuse attorneys have the experience that you need to successfully fight your sexual abuse case. Reaching out to an attorney is the first step.
Case Results From Past Clients
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)
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)
Vancouver Sex Abuse Attorney Resources
How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
You’re not alone in wondering if you have a case. Sexual abuse is a prevalent issue in our society, and the after-effects of such trauma can be devastating. Many young people who have suffered abuse are groomed to participate in sexual misconduct in Clark County. In a lot of cases, victims of child sexual abuse often don’t fully realize they were abused or feel the effects until they are much older. We believe victims deserve justice for all forms of sexual abuse.
Every case is different but a good sex abuse attorney can offer sound advice and help you understand the legal options available to you.
Why Seek Relief Now for Childhood Sexual Abuse?
As a victim of sexual abuse, we know it may feel like too little, too late to speak up. But you deserve to be heard, and our sex abuse lawyers in Vancouver are here to help. We encourage victims to pursue their sex abuse claims and seek relief so abusers are held accountable. It’s time to take back the power from your abuser while finding a way to heal from your trauma.
You deserve a happy life no matter what challenges you’ve faced in the past. Let our Vancouver sexual abuse attorneys get you the justice and compensation you deserve!
Who Can Be Held Accountable for Sexual Abuse Claims?
Depending on the sexual abuse case, there are a number of different parties who can be held accountable for sexual misconduct. Put an end to the abuse, get justice, and redeem your life with our Vancouver sexual abuse lawyers. They have years of experience presenting claims not only for abusive behavior but also for the institutions that failed you in the process. This may include any of the following scenarios.
- Failure to monitor particular individuals at a school, hospital, church, extra-curricular club like Boy Scouts, or sporting event
- 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 Sexual Abuse Claims Take?
Like anything dealing with the law, there’s no set timeline for the resolution of a claim. However, we often see cases take one of two paths.
Pre-litigation settlements are typically a confidential process. Our Vancouver abuse attorneys will investigate a claim and present it to the at-fault party before filing a lawsuit. This tends to lead to an amicable settlement that both parties can agree to. Pre-litigation settlements are typically done in a much shorter time span than a trial.
Formal Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
A trial date is set for approximately one year once a formal lawsuit has been filed. 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 a fair settlement is not offered. Ultimately, a jury will decide who is at fault and whether damages will be awarded.
No matter which path you take, our Vancouver sex abuse attorneys will discuss all options so you choose which option may be best for you and your family.
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.
Best Sex Abuse Attorneys 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 Vancouver personal injury law office is centrally located off 500 highway.
Washington Law Center has over a decade of experience representing sexual abuse victims across Washington state. Best of all, our attorney fees are contingent, so you pay no fees until we win.
Call us today for a free case review or submit your information online.
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