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There are few experiences one can go through that are as traumatizing and impactful than suffering sexual abuse at the hands of another. Victims often feel extremely vulnerable, violated, and angry, with no real sense of where to turn in order to bring liable parties to justice. Thankfully for Nevada sexual abuse victims, Van Law Firm is ready to help at a moment’s notice. As the best sexual abuse attorneys in Summerlin, we will stop at nothing to ensure that you are properly compensated for the damages you’ve suffered. Call (725) 900-9000 now to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case review.

Before we continue, it must be noted that sexual abuse claims can be filed in both criminal and civil courts—criminal cases are centered around convictions and sentences, whereas civil cases are only concerned with financial compensation. As a personal injury firm, Van Law Firm only accepts civil claims, which are centered around a plaintiff’s damages. We cannot accept criminal cases, but claimants should be aware that civil claims can run concurrently with criminal proceedings, or afterward if a jury rules the defendant to be not guilty of criminal charges.

Common Examples of Sexual Abuse Cases in Nevada

Under Nevada law, sex crimes are taken very seriously, and perpatrators can be punished with criminal charges, civil damages, and forced sex offender registration in some cases. All misdemeanor and felony charges that involve a sexual element is categorized as a sex crime, and if they are criminally convicted, those charges cannot be removed from the defendant’s record. Keep in mind, however, that defendants do not have to be criminally convicted in order to be held liable in civil court. Sexual crimes are diverse, and they include:

Rape Statutory rape Groping or inappropriate touching Lewdness Indecent exposure Sex trafficking Incest Sex between pupils and school employees Child pornography Coercion Sexting
Civil sexual abuse cases are just like all other personal injury cases in that they may be settled outside of court or proceed to a lawsuit. In the event that a case does enter litigation, a claimant will need to present as much circumstantial evidence as possible–this includes DNA evidence, photos, videos, text messages, and testimony from medical experts. For a civil case, claimants have a lower bar as far as burden of proof, in that they only need to prove that the defendant was more likely responsible for damages than not (51 percent or higher).

After nearly ten years of defending victims’ rights, we’ve learned that it can be extremely difficult and scary for victims to come forward with a sexual abuse claim, especially against somebody they know. As such, we’re committed to maintaining the utmost levels of professionalism, empathy, and confidentiality in all that we do. We do all we can to protect victims’ rights, and we want all claimants to know that our firm is a safe space.

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 .

Liable Parties: Who Can be Sued for Sexual Abuse?

Any individual who commits a form of sexual abuse listed above can be found liable for a plaintiff’s damages. Unfortunately, a large percentage of sexual abuse victims are abused by someone they know, in either a personal or proffesional capacity. Oftentimes, abusers take advantage of a sense of trust and/or authority to get victims to do things they wouldn’t normally do or don’t want to do. Drugs and alcohol are also common themes in sexual abuse claims, as a lot of abusers try to lower a victim’s inhibitions before committing the abuse. Some of the most common abuser/victim relationships include:

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

Victims often feel like there is nothing they can do about their abuse, usually because they are afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation or disbelief. This is an extremely harmful pattern that innumerable victims find themselves in, convincing them of their rights is often difficult. At Van Law Firm, we urge all sexual abuse victims to come forward immediately, even if they don’t choose our firm. Furthermore, anyone who knows of abuse taking place is obligated to report it and help stop it.

Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Cases Under Nevada Law

Thankfully for sexual abuse victims in Nevada, the state has favorable provisions in their statutes of limitations. Instead of the regular two and three-year periods, victims of sexual abuse have 20 years from the initial date of loss (DOL) to come forward; additionally, if police file a report at any time before then, or DNA evidence is discovered, no statute of limitations applies.

Victims of child sexual abuse also have certain provisions–those who unknowingly suffered abuse as a child can come forward up until 43 years of age, or 36 years if they did know about the abuse.
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If you or someone you love has suffered some form of sexual abuse, first make sure to contact the authorities so that any DNA evidence may be preserved; you should also seek medical attention for any pressing injuries. Next, be sure to contact the Summerlin sexual abuse attorneys from Van Law Firm– we can hold liable parties accountable for the physical, emotional, and psychological trauma they’ve caused. All you need to do is call (725) 900-9000 now for more information and a free consultation.

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