Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Maryland can pursue compensation and hold organizations, institutions, and others accountable regardless of how long it has been since the abuse occurred. State laws that were recently updated make this possible in Maryland. Our clergy sexual abuse lawyers can manage cases from survivors of any age.
If you believe you may have a sexual abuse case based on an incident that occurred during your childhood, you can call us for help from a Maryland personal injury lawyer. We provide free, confidential, and no-obligation consultations for survivors. You can explore your options when you call us today.
What Damages Can a Maryland Child Sex Abuse Lawyer Recover for Me?
Our Maryland sexual and clergy abuse attorneys understand how damaging surviving childhood sexual abuse can be. We know it can affect many aspects of your life, even decades later. We believe you deserve justice and want you to recover financial compensation for your damages. We will take action to hold all liable parties accountable.
Recoverable damages in these cases vary according to each person’s situation, but they could include the following:
- Past and present medical care costs, including psychological care and mental health support
- Past and present income losses and reduced ability to work
- Past and present pain and suffering, including mental anguish, emotional distress, and psychological harm
When you trust us with your civil lawsuit case, you do not have to worry about how you will document these expenses and losses. We will build a compelling case addressing the allegations of abuse, assess its monetary value, and seek maximum compensation based on the experiences you endured. We know no amount of money will take away the pain you endured, but monetary compensation can help survivors gain peace of mind.
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We Offer Survivors a Safe Place and an Opportunity to Seek Justice Against Those Who Harmed Them
At Jenner Law, our attorneys take pride in clients trusting us with their stories. We know it is hard to discuss the abuse you endured, so we aim to provide a compassionate, comforting space where people can speak up. We strongly believe survivors deserve justice and that these cases could prevent similar incidents.
While we sometimes hold the perpetrators directly responsible for their actions, we typically build the most compelling cases against organizations, clubs, and institutions that allowed the abuse to occur, overlooked it, or actively hid reports of sexual misconduct among leadership instead of reporting their criminal activities to the police. This includes churches, organizations, schools, sports teams, and more.
We work on a contingency basis, so our personal injury attorneys never charge a retainer to accept a sexual abuse lawsuit case. We only work based on a percentage of the money we recover for our clients. You do not pay until we secure a settlement, and you never owe us anything if we do not win your case.
Maryland’s Attorney General Investigates Sexual Abuse Allegations Linked to Archdiocese of Baltimore
Our Maryland child sexual abuse lawyers are pursuing cases against the Archdiocese of Baltimore, among other parties. In early 2023, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General published a report on its four-year investigation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and nearby areas. This report includes a list of 156 clergy members as likely sexual abusers. We have a list of credibly accused clergy on our website.
In all, the report found more than 600 survivors of child sexual abuse. There are likely many more who have not yet told their stories. Our team wants to make it as easy as possible for you, so we encourage you to call us today to discuss your case. All conversations with our attorneys are strictly confidential; no one will know you made the call unless you tell them.
Our Lawyers Help Maryland Child Sex Abuse Survivors, No Matter When the Abuse Occurred
With the passage of the Child Victims Act of 2023 in April 2023, sexual abuse survivors in Maryland can sue to hold those responsible accountable even if they were told they waited too long in the past. This law made several key changes to how these cases work for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Our Maryland sexual abuse attorneys understand how these cases work and are ready to act on your behalf. We can assess your options and explain your rights during a free consultation with our team.
Some things you may want to know about these cases include:
- The Child Victims Act of 2023 redefines child sexual abuse for civil cases to include any organization or party that allows or encourages it.
- There is no statute of limitations or time limits on these cases, meaning survivors can pursue compensation and justice anytime.
- The Child Victims Act of 2023 allows retroactive lawsuits, meaning you can sue, even if you ran out of time to do so under previous laws.
- There is no cap on economic damages from private institutions in these cases.
- The cap on non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, is now $1.5 million per case for private institutions.
- The cap on cases against government agencies is $890,000 per claim.
In short, the law allows our firm’s child sexual abuse lawyers to sue on behalf of anyone who endured childhood sexual abuse in Maryland, regardless of when the abuse occurred. The only limitations occur when other laws prevent a civil case.
If you suffered physical or emotional injuries as a child and a trusted organization or institution failed to protect you, you are not alone. Our team helps survivors of abuse get justice and protect future generations from the same types of sexual offenses within the same organizations. Let us fight for the compensation and accountability you deserve.
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Discuss Your Legal Options With Our Maryland Child Sexual Abuse Team Today
Jenner Law’s attorneys are accepting clergy abuse cases and taking on clients who endured abuse within other organizations and institutions.
We provide free consultations for survivors of childhood sex abuse in Maryland and offer legal counsel. You can trust us with your story, and we will explain your options during this confidential consultation. Call us today to learn more.