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Sexual Abuse Attorneys

50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.

Centennial Hills

Sexual Abuse Attorneys

50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.

Centennial Hills

Sexual Abuse Attorneys

50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.
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Elite Centennial Hills Civil Sexual Abuse Attorneys Ready to Fight on Your Behalf

Injuries can heal and property can be repaired, but sexual abuse is truly one of the most unfortunate and traumatizing experiences one can go through. As such, abuse victims deserve to have the best chance possible of recovering maximum compensation, and that’s where we come in–the experienced Centennial Hills sexual abuse attorneys from Van Law Firm are standing by to hold liable parties accountable. We’ve defended the rights of injured Nevadans for nearly ten years now, and we understand just how vulnerable and angry victims can be when coming forward. Call us today at (725) 900-9000 when you’re ready to take back your life.

At this point, we must mention that sexual abuse claims can be either civil or criminal actions. For those who may be unaware, criminal cases revolve around charges, sentences, and convictions, whereas civil cases are concerned with financial compensation only. Van Law Firm is a personal injury firm, meaning that we only accept civil claims. However, even though we cannot adjudicate criminal cases, we must note that civil and criminal cases can run concurrently, and if a claimant is unsuccessful in a criminal trial they have the ability to file a civil claim afterwards.

Let us evaluate your situation and determine the best path to take to help you achieve your goals. Give our injury attorneys a call today at 725-900-9000.

Nevada Laws Regarding Sex Crimes and Common Examples of Abuse Claims

In Nevada, sex crimes carry harsh penalties, and those are found guilty of abuse can be hit with criminal sentences, plaintiffs’ damages, and other punishments like sex offender registration. Under state law, any felony or misdemeanor charge that features a sexual elements is considered a sex crime, and these charges cannot be redacted from a defendan’t record once convicted. However, as mentioned above, a criminal conviction is not necessary to pursue a civil claim. Sex crimes are more wide-ranging than you might think, including but not limited to:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Groping or inappropriate touching
  • Lewdness
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sex trafficking
  • Incest
  • Sex between pupils and school employees
  • Child pornography
  • Coercion
  • Sexting

Sexual abuse claims that are filed in civil court work the same way as other personal injury claims in the sense that they can settle outside of court or proceed to trial if no agreement is reached. If a claim does proceed to litigation, plaintiffs will need to emphasize any circumstantial evidence that may be available to them, including photos, videos, or any DNA evidence. In addition, the plaintiff’s burden of proof is much lower for civil cases, meaning that they only need to prove that the defendant was at least 51 percent likely to be responsible for the plaintiff’s damages.

We’ve helped enough abuse victims to know that the claim process can be extremely stressful and scary, especially if they know the perpetrator personally. At Van Law Firm, we understand these feelings and that is why we are dedicated to providing the best service possible while also maintaining a high level of professionalism and empathy. We want all potential claimants to know that we provide a safe space, and they will never feel belittled, disrespected, or discriminated against.

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Determining the Party at Fault in a Sexual Abuse Claim

Regardless of position or title, anyone who is found to have committed some form of sexual abuse can be held responsible for a claimant’s damages. That being said, one of the most unfortunate aspects of these cases is that oftentimes victims know their abusers personally in some capacity. Abusers will typically try to leverage those relationships to exploit a sense of trust to persuade victims to do things they aren’t comfortable with, and they may also try to utilize drugs and alcohol to try and lower victims’ inhibitions. Common abuser/victim dynamics include:

  • Spouses
  • Doctors and patients
  • Teachers and students
  • Caregivers and elderly patients
  • Bosses and employees
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Police and citizens

A large percentage of abuse victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences, and this is usually caused by fear of further harm or disbelief from authorities. This cycle is extremely brutal and toxic, and we at Van Law Firm urge all sexual abuse victims to get help immediately, even if you choose another firm. Additionally, anyone who is aware of ongoing abuse is obligated to report it.

How Statutes of Limitations Affect Nevada Sexual Abuse Cases

Fortunately for Nevada sexual abuse vicitms, the state is extremely lenient with regards to statutes of limitations. While most accident victims have two or three years to come forward, sexual abuse victims are given 20 years from the date of loss (DOL) to pursue a claim. In addition, if a police report is filed before that time, or if DNA evidence from the abuser is found, then the statute no longer applies at all.

Furthermore, those who were abused as children also have certain rights–those who were unknowingly abused as children can come forward up until they turn 43, and those who were of their childhood abuse have until the age of 36.

Take Your Claim to Experienced Centennial Hills Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Victims of sexual abuse deserve to have every resource possible at their disposal when defending their rights, and that includes qualified legal counsel. Fortunately, the award-winning Centennial Hills sexual abuse attorneys from Van Law Firm are ready to help assess your claim and formulate the best possible course of action. Simply call (725) 900-9000 to get started with a free and confidential consultation and case review.

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