Grand Island Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Nebraska has numerous criminal charges for sexual abuse crimes, however, there is no specific cause of action recognized for sexual abuse. Individuals in Grand Island must turn to other civil causes of action to recover from sexual abuse.
Under the criminal code, sexual abuse can be understood as any action that involves unwelcome physical contact with a person’s sexual or intimate parts. Sexual contact can include intentionally touching a person’s clothing over their intimate or sexual parts.
If you or a loved one has suffered sexual abuse, contact a Grand Island sexual abuse lawyer. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers at Inkelaar Law could be patient with you and your needs, all whilst ensuring that you receive the justice you deserve.
Sexual Abuse Claims
Nebraska civil courts have stated that a cause of action for sexual assaults can be considered either a battery or an assault. Battery requires an individual to actually physically touch another, whereas an assault does not require a person to be touched. A person simply needs to be under imminent fear of being touched in an inappropriate manner in order to claim assault.
A Grand Island sexual abuse lawyer could evaluate the facts of your case and help you determine an appropriate cause of action.
Filing a Claim in Civil Court
Many sexual abuse victims mistakenly believe they cannot file a claim against an accused attacker because they were either not charged in the criminal system or were found not guilty in the criminal system. However, a person is entitled to file a civil claim against an alleged attacker regardless of the finding of a criminal court.
Filing a claim for sexual abuse in civil court allows you to recover compensation, which is typically not available under the criminal system. It can help you seek the justice you deserve if a criminal court found your abuser not guilty. Speak to an experienced attorney to learn more about your options.
Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations is a law that provides a timeframe for when an individual can take certain legal actions, such as filing a claim. When it comes to sexual abuse in Nebraska, an individual will generally have four years from the time an incident occurs, to file a lawsuit. However, the statute of limitations for child victims is open-ended. This enables individuals to file a criminal action for child sexual abuse anytime in the future. A Grand Island sexual abuse lawyer could ensure that an individual does not miss any important deadlines that could jeopardize their chances of receiving compensation.
A Grand Island Sexual Abuse Attorney is Here to Help
Sexual abuse victims often face many challenges physically, emotionally, and financially. Sexual abuse can severely impact a person for a lifetime. If you have been impacted, a Grand Island sexual abuse lawyer at Inkelaar Law could offer you critical support and guidance during this difficult time. We could also help you pursue a civil lawsuit against your attacker. Our attorney’s job is to ensure that you receive justice for your pain and suffering.