Dedicated David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in Spartanburg, South Carolina
At David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers, our compassionate sexual abuse attorneys in Spartanburg understand the trauma that comes with these frightening circumstances and do everything we can to pursue justice for our clients, so they can get their lives back.
Whether you were the one who was sexually abused, or if it was your child or another loved one, our Spartanburg County personal injury lawyers will empathetically listen to your story, because we know how hard it is to tell.
Our South Carolina sexual abuse attorneys have the experience and skill you and your family need to provide legal guidance that produces results by pursuing each person, party, or entity that is responsible for the harm you have suffered.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about connecting with legal professionals who care about your future, so you can begin rebuilding your life with confidence.
What is Considered Sexual Abuse in Spartanburg, South Carolina?
Non-consensual sexual activity of any kind is abuse.
When sexual predators force or manipulate their victims into submitting to sexual activity, they must be held accountable for the physical, emotional, and psychological damage they cause.
Sexual abuse can occur through any violating acts, which make include, but are not limited to:
- Indecent exposure
- Nonconsensual sexual gratification
- Sexual intercourse with anyone under 16
- Groping, fondling, or unwanted touching
- Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape
- Forcing or coercing someone to perform a sexual act
- Sexual relations with someone who cannot consent due to an impaired state
If you have been violated in any way by a sexual abuser even if it happened once, which is too many times you deserve to hold that person accountable for the pain you have suffered, and our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers can help provide the confidence you need to pursue results.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Sexual Abuse in Spartanburg, South Carolina?
Unfortunately, sexual abusers are often those who are in trusted positions, which makes the survivor’s story harder to tell.
We understand the manipulation tactics sexual abusers use and provide the trust our clients need to tell their complete stories by empowering them as advocates who genuinely want to help hold violators responsible for hurting our Spartanburg residents.
Trusted individuals and institutions that are often held liable for sexual abuse include, but are not limited to:
- Members of the clergy
- Organized group leaders
- Babysitters or childcare providers
- Extracurricular activity organizers
- Other minors with past histories of sexual abuse
- Public and private school teachers at all levels
- Physicians and/or staff, including doctors, nurses, therapists, and psychologists
Unfortunately, there are no limits to where this type of abuse can occur including, but not limited to:
- Private homes
- Hotels and motels
- Professional offices
- Sports organizations
- Rideshare companies
- Religious institutions
- Educational institutions
- Volunteer organizations
- Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
- Medical offices, including physician and dentist offices
- Businesses, by coworkers, employers, or another third party
Often, there is more than one party who can be held liable for sexual abuse, especially when an organization like a school, church, or workplace takes steps to cover up the events to avoid scrutiny or legal responsibility. It is our duty, to our clients and our communities, to fully investigate these claims and hold all complicit parties responsible, so our clients can move forward while keeping this from happening to others.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Sexual Abuse Civil Case in South Carolina?
Each of our clients has unique needs after suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse.
Depending on the circumstances, the liable parties, and your personal recovery needs, we will build your case using a customized legal approach to pursue the best compensation outcome available for you.
That may include financial recovery for:
- Medical care
- Therapy and trauma care
- Lost wages
- Physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering
If someone has sexually abused you, your child, or another family member, contact our compassionate personal injury attorneys in Spartanburg, South Carolina today to hold them accountable for your full financial recovery needs, so you can get your life back.
What is the South Carolina Statute of Limitations for Filing a Sexual Abuse Civil Claim?
Adult survivors of sexual abuse may file a personal injury claim against the liable party or parties within three years of the date the abuse occurred.
Minor victims of sexual abuse in South Carolina have six years after they turn 21 or three years from the date when one became aware of the relationship between the injury and abuse whichever of those two dates is the latter to file a civil lawsuit.
The sooner our sexual abuse attorneys in Spartanburg can begin building your case, the quicker we can preserve evidence, conduct interviews, and file the necessary paperwork to begin the legal process of holding your abuser liable for their wrongdoing, so you can pursue the recovery you need.
Contact Our Committed David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Sexual abuse can happen to anyone, of any age, anywhere, and is never the victim’s fault.
We are here to help our clients take back control from their abusers and hold them liable for their full physical, emotional, psychological, and financial recovery.
If you or someone you love has suffered from sexual abuse, we can help. Contact our experienced Spartanburg sexual abuse attorneys at the David W. Martin Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in South Carolina today by calling 864-606-0053.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.