If you have a pending sexual abuse claim and need immediate financial assistance, pre-settlement funding can help.
Sexual abuse is any type of illegal or coerced sexual conduct against another individual. Abuse can take many forms including visual, verbal, physical or psychological and these interactions can be both obvious and subtle. According to studies by the Crimes Against Children Research Center, one in five girls and one in twenty boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.
Abusers also take many forms; a school teacher or sports coach, church or religious leader, Scoutmaster or other youth leader, or a family member. Three out of four adolescents who were sexually abused were victimized by someone they knew well, according to a National Institute of Justice report.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, please know that you are not alone and you have a voice. We are committed to helping you access the information and services you need to obtain the justice you deserve. Survivors of sexual abuse have the right to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator in civil court. These civil actions, which are separate from any criminal charges, do not seek to determine innocence or guilt but rather to determine whether the perpetrator is liable for the injuries sustained as a result of the crime. Sexual misconduct can also give rise to criminal prosecution as well.
Some states have recently enacted laws, like New York’s Child Victim’s Act, that allow victims to file sexual abuse claims that were previously barred by statutes that govern the time in which a claim can be brought. California passed a similar bill in 2020.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, you may be dealing with significant emotional injuries, big therapy bills, and extended time away from your job all while trying to figure out what legal options you have. Financial strain in these situations can add to the stress as many struggle to make ends meet and keep up with bills. If you have a pending sexual abuse claim and need immediate financial assistance, legal funding can help.
Fill out our quick and easy Funding Application here or give us a call at (877) 610-0950 and one of our team members can assist you with applying for funding. It only takes a couple minutes and there’s no cost to you. Tap into the value of your lawsuit today with Pioneer Legal Funding.