What We Know About California Sexual Abuse
According to RAINN, 1 in 6 American women and 1 in 10 American men have been the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetimes. According to the State of California, California’s population is currently more than 39 million people. It follows that millions of people in California are likely survivors of attempted or completed sexual abuse.
Merriam Webster defines a “statute of limitations” in relevant part as “a certain time after which rights cannot be enforced by legal action.” In other words, a statute of limitations is a rule requiring that when a victim is inured, they only have a limited time to sue whoever hurt them, and once the time limit is up, the victim can no longer sue. Common statutes of limitations for civil sexual abuse range from 2 to 4 years after the abuse occurred, with the time limit sometimes paused until the survivor turns age 18 or until the survivor discovered or should have discovered that they were sexually abused. But California is different.
On September 19, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed Assembly Bill 3092 into law, modifying California’s civil sexual abuse statute of limitations by creating a “lookback window.” Now, under CA Civ. Pro. Code § 340.1(q), anyone who was sexually abused in California—no matter how long ago the abuse occurred—can file a civil sexual abuse lawsuit, as long as they file it by December 31, 2022. ASK LLP is representing survivors of sexual abuse in California to help them seek justice before the clock runs out.
Recoverable Compensation in a California Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
If you or a loved one were sexually abused in California, you may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against the abuser and any related organizations. If you hire ASK LLP, we may seek the following damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future wage loss
- Paste and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
Why You Should Choose ASK LLP
If you were sexually abused, you may not know what to do. We are here to help. We have already represented thousands of sexual abuse survivors. We are trauma informed, which means that we will always treat you with compassion, respect, and dignity. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.