Lincoln, Nebraska, Sexual Abuse Victims’ Rights Attorney
Sexual abuse can lead to serious physical injury and lasting emotional scarring. If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual abuse, it is important to consult with a victims’ rights attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your losses. I am Gary R. Pearson, an attorney with extensive experience in handling sensitive abuse cases on behalf of victims in Nebraska and Iowa.
Victims of sexual abuse may be entitled to significant compensation for the physical, emotional, or financial losses they have suffered. For more information about my experience and my practice, please contact me directly for a discreet consultation regarding your case.
Can I Still File a Claim if My Criminal Case is Over?
Your civil claim against an abuser is separate from your criminal matter. Even if the offender was not convicted, you can still pursue a civil case for any sexual abuse including sexual abuse by a clergy member, child molestation, child sexual abuse, pedophilia, rape, or other sexual crimes.
Can I Bring a Claim Against a Priest or Member of My Church?
Yes. You have the right to bring a claim against any offender who has caused you emotional or physical harm through sexual abuse. I understand that your case is sensitive and that it may be difficult to talk about the abuse you have suffered. If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual abuse by a clergy member or by another institutional leader such as a teacher or boy scout leader, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible regarding your case and your rights to compensation.
Who is Responsible for the Abuse?
Every sexual abuse case is different and there may be different individuals or entities at fault for the abuse. If a school or institution fails to screen employees who may have a history of sexual abuse, you may be entitled to compensation from the organization. Even if you can’t prove that a church or institution knew of the abuse, they will often offer to settle or resolve the case. For more information about sexual abuse claims, please contact me directly for a discreet and free consultation.
When is it too Late to File a Civil Claim Against an Abuser?
While there are statutory limitations that may prevent you from bringing claims, sexual abuse claims extend those limitations because victims often feel threatened or repress memories of the abuse. I have recovered compensation for victims in their late 50’s even when the abuse happened while they were teenagers.
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