Sexual Abuse


Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Victims of child sexual abuse have long been silenced by the fear and trauma of their abuse. But, national attention is finally starting to change favor in the odds of sexual abuse survivors. Abusers are being named, institutions that have hidden crimes of sexual abuse are facing justice in court, and survivors are being compensated for their suffering.

AVA Law Group, Inc. is here to help you seek justice and healing by filing a civil suit against your abuser. Contact us today for your free, confidential case evaluation. 

Sexual Abuse Practice Areas

AVA Law Group pursues sexual predators on behalf of clients so they can focus on their healing process. Some institutions try to hide or silence sexual abuse to protect their image and reputation at the expense of innocent lives. We are here to advocate for children sexually abused in these institutions and want to fight for their right to justice for the crimes committed against them. 

We are currently investigating cases of sexual abuse in the following institutions:

What is Child Sex Abuse?

Child sexual abuse is a type of child abuse that involves harming a minor (someone under the age of 18 and sometimes 21) through sexual activity. The misconduct is carried out by either an adult or adolescent towards a child, and minors cannot consent to sexual activity, no matter the type or form of sexual activity. Acts of child sex abuse have a lasting impact on victims that traumatize them for years on end, sometimes lasting their entire lifetime.

The majority of crimes of sexual abuse are committed by someone a minor knows, trusts, and/or respects. Survivors who endured sexual abuse as a minor often grapple with the physical, emotional, and mental impact of the abuse for the rest of their lives, especially if they were abused by a family member, loved one, or respected adult. Complications survivors have faced include PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, drug abuse, suicidal tenancies, etc.

Many child sex abuse victims do not understand that they have been sexually abused until many years later, because at the time they were young or confused about what happened. Numerous child sex abuse cases go unreported for this very reason, and abusers are left unaccounted for their crimes.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) categorizes child sex abuse as some of the following acts:

  • Exhibitionism/exposing oneself to a minor
  • Fondling
  • Intercourse
  • Masturbation in the presence of a minor or forcing a minor to masturbate
  • Indecent phone calls, text messages, or digital interaction
  • Possessing, creating, or distributing pornographic images or videos of children
  • Sex of any type with a minor. This includes anal, oral, or vaginal sex.
  • Sex trafficking
  • Any type of sexual conduct that harms a minor's welfare mentally, emotionally, or physically.

Filing a Civil Lawsuit for Sexual Abuse

Who Can I Sue for Sexual Abuse?

We understand that filing a civil lawsuit cannot undo the trauma of the past, but it can hold your abuser and affiliated institutions responsible for their involvement in your abuse. You are not limited to only suing your abuser, but can also sue any person or institution/organization that may be directly or indirectly involved in your abuse. Many times, organizations and institutions that child sex abusers are affiliated with hide away or do not report incidents of child sex abuse, making them as much to blame as a child's abuser.

Examples of people and/or organizations/institutions you could sue are:

  • Family including but not limited to parents, stepparents, and siblings
  • Employers, supervisors, co-workers
  • Schools, administrators, teachers
  • Churches, clergy members, religious volunteers
  • Youth organizations, clubs, daycare providers
  • Hotels, motels, shopping centers, landlords, etc.

Compensation for Sexual Abuse

Some survivors file a civil suit against their abuser(s) to raise awareness of the sexual abuse problem and have their day in court. Many child sex abuse survivors sue to pursue needed financial compensation to help recover from pain and suffering, therapy, and other medical costs. Compensation awarded through damages awards by a jury can aid survivors in paying for expenses they never should have needed to pay because of their abuse. Survivors of sexual abuse have sued their abusers for damages including the listed below:

  • Wage loss
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

More Time to Sue

States are actively working to adjust their statute of limitations on child sex abuse laws, and many of these laws have been removed completely or altered to allow more time to sue. States like California, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont have already reexamined, adjusted, and/or completely removed their statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases. Contact AVA Law Group to learn more about your state’s statute of limitations for filing a child sex abuse claim.

Statute of Limitations

Read more about these states statute of limitations on sexual abuse:

Dedicated to Helping Survivors: Choose AVA Law Group

At AVA Law Group, we want to hear your story and ensure that your voice is valued in the courtroom. You deserve justice for the trauma you endured, and we promise to work to protect and support your rights. Take the first step towards healing and contact AVA Law Group today.

Aggressive Representation with Integrity

Our team of compassionate, knowledgeable attorneys fight for your right to justice and healing. We provide top-notch representation for sexual abuse victims across the nation and ensure abusers pay for their wrongdoings, whether that is an individual or an institution. Our attorneys possess the skill and know-how of how to build an effective case with as little hassle to you as possible. 

Free, Confidential Consulation

Call AVA Law Group today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to see if you are eligible to file a civil suit against your abuser and the institution they may be affiliated with. Any information you share with us is confidential, and we ensure that you are guided through the process of filing a civil suit with as little hassle as possible. Our experienced sexual abuse lawyers are here to fight for your right to justice and healing: contact us now!

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