Are you or someone you know a victim of sexual abuse in the State of Connecticut? The Kaufmann Law Offices understands how tragic of an experience that can be, and strives to help victims and their families through the emotional process of establishing a personal injury claim.
Connecticut General Statutes (Laws) Regarding Sexual Abuse Claims
Sexual abuse usually occurs in one of two circumstances. It can occur when a person engages in sexual activity with someone who is willing, but unable to legally consent. For example because they are under age (the Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) defines the age of consent as 16). Or, it can occur when a person forces someone into sexual activity against their will. Probably the form of sexual abuse that most commonly comes to mind involves physical touching. However, a person exposing their genitalia to someone, or exposing them to pornography, also qualifies as sexual abuse.
The simple fact is that no one is immune from the possibility of sexual abuse. Children, women, men and the elderly and/or disabled can all become victims.
Being one of the most combative states in the nation in terms of laws dealing with sexual abuse, the State of Connecticut takes sexual abuse very seriously. However, despite that, A Statute of Limitations limits the time a victim has in which to bring a claim against the person(s) who injured them. For victims who were under 18 years of age when the abuse occurred, the Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) has a lengthy Statute of Limitations. It is 30 years after the victim reaches the age of majority (generally until they are 48 years old). For victims who were 18 years of age or older when the abuse occurred, the Statute of Limitations is 2 years from the date that the abuse occurred. The time limit may even be longer, if the age of majority was 21 at the time of the incident, or if the victim was in the military.
Filing Your Personal Injury Claim for Sexual Abuse
At The Kaufmann Law Offices we are very sensitive and compassionate towards victims of sexual abuse. We understand the emotional trauma that is incurred from the experience, and from the prospect of confronting the perpetrator(s) with the claim. We will approach your claim with the dignity, respect and empathy you deserve. One of our goals, along with getting you the substantial compensation you deserve for physical and emotional trauma, will be to secure possible damages for long term emotional therapy, mental anguish, and compensation for rebuilding your life.
If you or your abuser reside in the Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford or Westport areas of Connecticut, or anywhere in the State of Connecticut, please call The Kaufmann Law Offices for a free confidential consultation with no obligations regarding any questions you may have regarding your claim, compensation, all of your legal options and how we may help you.