All states have statutes of limitations for filing civil suits after an injury or crime. While it is possible that missing these deadlines may prevent you from filing a suit, there are multiple exceptions to these rules. In some cases, we are able to file suits after the statute of limitations has passed.
If you are considering a civil suit in a sexual abuse or assault case, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we can explain your rights and determine whether your case is an exception to the statute of limitations on sex crimes in Philadelphia. You can rely on our trial skill and experience if we file a case on your behalf.
Attorney Jeffrey Fritz will help you pursue appropriate legal action with confidence. Mr. Fritz is a charter member and past president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime. He knows exactly how to obtain the full and fair compensation you need to achieve justice.
There are bills pending in Pennsylvania regarding changing the statutes of limitations for filing civil suits after a crime. For the most current information, please call us.
In Pennsylvania, a person who has suffered child sexual abuse typically has until age 30 to file a civil suit against the liable parties. For adult rape or sexual assault civil suits, a person has two years from the date of injury to file. You have until age 50 to file criminal charges against the offender. There are many exceptions to this statute, however. Only an experienced attorney in Philadelphia can tell you whether the statute applies to your sex crime case.
If the abuse took place in more than one state, talk to an attorney right away because the laws are different in every state.
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