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Childhood sexual abuse is an incredibly evil and harmful act that occurs to a person under the age of 18 in the state of Florida. For actions like this, in the state of Florida, and in every other state, there is a specified statute of limitations for which a survivor may be able to bring a claim.
Statute of Limitations
Under the current statute of limitations in Florida, there are two different types of claims that can be brought to a perpetrator of childhood sexual abuse: civil and criminal. Here at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we take on the civil claims against the organization that was responsible for the childhood sexual abuse.
There are multiple remedies against the perpetrator organization. The most common is a civil lawsuit for sexual battery against the actual perpetrator and negligence against the organization. If the victim reaches the age of 18, the lawsuit must be brought within seven years of reaching the age of majority. However, under the discovery rule in Florida, a survivor can bring a claim within four years of the discovery of the link injury and the sexual abuse, or four years from the time in which the survivor, abandons or stops, depending on the abuser. However, if the minor is under 18 years old, there is no current statute of limitations against the perpetrator for sexual battery.
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm
Here at The Michael Brady Lynch firm, we are currently accepting childhood sexual abuse cases in the state of Florida that have occurred under the guise of authority or on the premise of clergy property.
If you or a loved, one have been injured by a sexual battery or some form of childhood sexual abuse, please call us at 888-585-5970.
Date: Oct 25, 2022
Author: Brandon Salter