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DC Council Passes New Bill Affecting DC Sexual Abuse Victims

DC sexual abuse victims can hold their offenders accountable and obtain justice through sexual abuse lawsuits

The DC Council has passed a new bill which will aid DC sexual abuse victims in their fight for justice.

The New Bill

On December 4th, The Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations Elimination Amendment Act passed, extending the statute of limitations in civil sexual abuse cases to the age of 40 (or 5 years from when the victim knew or should have known of the abuse; whichever is later) according to the DC Trial Lawyers Association. This bill also provides a 2-year window for DC sexual abuse victims to bring new cases that were barred under the prior statute. If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse, an attorney may be able to help you.

DC Sexual Abuse Victims Should Consult an Attorney

DC sexual abuse victims

Oftentimes, when sexual abuse victims come forward it can empower other victims to speak out and prevent similar incidences from occurring in the future, by holding offenders accountable and shedding light on these important issues. Our attorneys understand the emotional toll which this type of litigation can have on sexual abuse victims, and we will prioritize your comfort throughout this difficult process. With decades of trial experience, our attorneys are well-equipped to advocate on your behalf and help you obtain justice.

If you or someone you love is a DC sexual abuse victim, contact our compassionate counsel to discuss your options.

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