At Hall Law P.A., our attorneys represent sexual abuse survivors in civil claims against their abusers and the organizations that allowed the abuse to occur. Our attorneys are passionate about providing top-quality legal representation for these extremely sensitive cases. We will stand with you every step of the way towards justice, closure and healing. Contact us now for a free and confidential consultation in Edina.
Your Rights as a Sexual Abuse Survivor in Minnesota
Sexual abuse is a crime in Minnesota that can come with criminal penalties such as fines and jail or prison time. It is also a civil tort, giving you the right to file a civil claim against the offender as a sexual abuse survivor. A civil tort describes a wrongdoing that someone else in the same position would not reasonably commit. It is a breach of the person or party’s duty of care, resulting in harm to the victim.
If someone sexually abused you or a loved one in Minnesota, you have the right to file a civil claim against that party in pursuit of justice and damages. Damages refers to financial compensation for your injuries and losses related to the sexual abuse. Losses can include medical expenses, therapy, lost wages, legal expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. A successful civil claim will force the defendant to pay for these losses as the liable or at-fault party.
Types of Sexual Abuse Cases and How We Can Help
The best way to protect your rights during a sexual abuse claim in Minnesota is by hiring an attorney. The sexual abuse lawyers at Hall Law P.A. treat each client with care and the utmost confidentiality. We will listen to your story and handle your claim with the respect it deserves. Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience. We handle many different types of sexual abuse cases in Edina, including:
- Sexual assault and battery
- Child sexual abuse
- Friend and family sexual abuse
- Boy Scouts of America sexual abuse
- Daycare sexual abuse
- School sexual abuse
- College sexual assault
- Sports coach sexual abuse
- Clergy sexual abuse
- Doctor-patient sexual abuse
- Nursing home sexual abuse
- Workplace sexual harassment and assault
Our attorneys understand the state’s laws related to sexual abuse, and know how to fight for justice and fair compensation for you. Whether you need to go up against an individual, your employer or an organization, we can help. We will fight aggressively to defend your rights and recover the compensation you need to move forward. Although no amount of money can undo the harm you suffered, a successful settlement or verdict could help facilitate the healing process.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Minnesota?
According to Minnesota Statutes 541.073, you must commence a sexual abuse action within no more than six years of the alleged crime if you were 18 or older at the time of the abuse. This deadline for bringing a civil claim is called the statute of limitations. If you were under the age of 18, you can bring a cause of action any time if you have DNA evidence – unless you are filing a vicarious liability claim (where an employer can be held liable for an employee’s negligent actions), in which case you will have six years from the date of the sexual abuse to file. Without DNA evidence, you will have nine years from the offense or three years after reporting it to the police – whichever is later.
Contact Our Edina Sexual Abuse Lawyers for a Confidential Consultation
Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer as a survivor of sexual abuse, harassment, assault or discrimination. At Hall Law P.A., we go up against individuals as well as organizations who wronged you in pursuit of justice and a sense of closure for what happened to you. We will protect your rights, and persist until we believe you have received the best possible case outcome – even if that means going to trial. We care about you and your future. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation in Edina, MN.