If you believe you may have a sexual abuse case based on experiences you had as a child in Baltimore, you can pursue compensation and hold the at-fault parties accountable regardless of when it happened. Maryland recently passed laws to make this possible for survivors of childhood sex abuse.
Our team of Baltimore personal injury lawyers and clergy sexual abuse attorneys at Jenner Law understand how these cases work and how to get justice for survivors. We provide free initial case consultations so that you can discuss your potential case with us in a compassionate, confidential conversation. We will answer your questions and provide the caring support you need throughout your legal case.
What Damages Will a Baltimore Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer Seek in My Case?
When our Baltimore child sexual abuse attorneys manage a case for a client, we:
- Identify the expenses and losses they experienced
- Quantify their intangible losses
- Seek compensation for their current, past, and future damages
Because many of the losses sexual abuse survivors experience have no established monetary value, it can be challenging to determine the compensation amount they should recover. Our team knows how to calculate a potential settlement range and seek fair compensation.
The losses we often seek for child sexual abuse survivors include:
- Medical bills, including treatment of physical injuries, psychological care, and mental health support
- Income losses and reduced ability to work and earn because of lasting injuries
- Pain and suffering, often in the form of emotional distress
Our Baltimore personal injury lawyers know no amount of money can change what happened. However, we believe getting justice and holding credibly accused clergy and other responsible parties accountable is important. This is often the effective way to make that happen. It also ensures you can continue therapy and work to heal from your experience.
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How Can a Child Sexual Abuse Attorney Help With My Baltimore Case?
At Jenner Law, our Baltimore child sexual abuse legal team aims to make navigating the legal process and getting justice easier.
Our child sex abuse attorneys are not afraid to take on even the largest churches, organizations, institutions, schools, and other groups in Baltimore. If you experienced child sexual abuse at school, church, or while participating in an extracurricular activity, those entrusted with your care failed you. We will hold them accountable and possibly prevent the same thing from happening.
We handle these cases on a contingency-fee basis. There are no upfront costs to hire our team. We use our firm’s resources to navigate the process and take our attorney’s fees from the money we recover in your case. If you do not win compensation, you do not pay for our legal services.
Our Child Sex Abuse Lawyers File Cases Against the Archdiocese of Baltimore
If you endured child sexual abuse in a Baltimore Catholic school or church, you are not alone. In fact, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s four-year investigation uncovered at least 600 children who suffered sexual abuse and named 156 clergy members and staff as abusers. The report says it is possible many more victims have yet to come forward or whose stories will remain unknown.
This report followed the investigation into child sexual abuse allegations within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The list of credibly accused clergy members covers various ages, locations, and periods and includes men and women.
Our lawyers are accepting Baltimore Catholic Church clergy abuse cases. We can help you tell your story, hold the Archdiocese of Baltimore and others legally accountable, and get justice for you. You can contact us today to learn more.
How Does The Child Victims Act of 2023 Affect How a Baltimore Child Sex Abuse Lawyer Manages These Cases?
Our Baltimore child sex abuse attorneys support the passage of The Child Victims Act of 2023, which was signed into law in April 2023 and took effect October 1, 2023. This legislation changed how we approach and handle these cases for our clients’ benefit. Adults who endured sexual abuse as children can now hold liable parties accountable and have more options for justice.
In addition, when survivors pursue lawsuits against organizations and institutions in these cases, it could help stop the same type of abuse from continuing to occur within these groups.
Some of the ways these laws altered the way Maryland child sexual abuse survivors approach these cases include:
Our Baltimore Lawyers Can Hold Additional Parties Responsible
When we build child sexual abuse cases, we can hold liable any organization or individual that perpetrated the abuse, allowed it to occur, or encouraged it by covering up the resorts.
There Is No Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
There is no longer a deadline for filing a childhood sexual abuse lawsuit in Maryland. Survivors can sue the liable party or parties regardless of when the abuse occurred if no other laws limit their right to do so.
Many Survivors Can Sue, Even If Their Time Previously Expired
This law applies retroactively. This means survivors who previously ran out of time to sue can likely pursue a lawsuit and seek justice now.
The Caps on Recoverable Damages Are Higher
Maryland law caps several damages in child sexual abuse cases. However, The Child Victims Act of 2023 increased these caps. They now include:
- Private institutions: No cap on economic damages, $1.5 million cap per case on non-economic damages
- Government agencies: $890,000 cap per claim from government agencies
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Review Your Legal Options With Our Baltimore Child Sexual Abuse Team Today
At Jenner Law, our Baltimore team provides free, confidential consultations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We can explain your rights, answer your questions about how these cases work, and take other steps to make you feel comfortable taking legal action.
We are here and ready to take your call. Contact us via our online contact form or by phone for your free case assessment.