Maryland Child Sex Abuse Lawyer
A Maryland child sex abuse lawyer is an unfortunate necessity for such a serious issue. When your child goes through such a dramatic experience, there are several things you need to handle immediately. Of course, it is impossible to give you the best legal advice without knowing the facts of your case. This is why we always recommend you reach out to a Maryland child sex abuse lawyer right away. Roger Gelb and our team of paralegals have handled many sex abuse cases.
Mr. Gelb has been practicing personal injury law in Maryland for over 30 years. Further, he has personally handled thousands of cases. If you or someone you know has been abused by a priest at a church, or in any other setting, reach out today.
Sex Abuse Laws in Maryland
As of October 1 of 2023, Maryland has a new statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases. For the victims who have been denied justice because they were too old to speak up for themselves, now is the time to act. In 24 other states, there is now what is known as a “look-back window”, or a revival period. This is a finite period of time for survivors to make a claim from many years prior. Maryland’s window of time is permanent. So, to be clear, there is no longer a civil statute of limitations for sex abuse acts in Maryland.
Governor Wes Moore of Maryland is quoted as saying, “there is no statute of limitations on the hurt that endures for decades after someone is assaulted. There is no statute of limitations on the trauma that harms so many still to this day, and this law reflects that exact truth.”
Unfortunately, Maryland is the only state in the country that provides a limit as to how much you can recover. But, this does not mean you should not be able to recover the maximum amount if your injuries warrant. There is a limit of $1.5 million for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. But, for something like medical expenses which, generally, will appear in the form of therapy sessions, there is no cap. While the caps are unfortunate, there is nothing we can do at this time as these laws are written in the statute and are binding. Regardless, our Maryland child sex abuse lawyers fight to maximize your ultimate recovery.
Why Choose Us?
Experience matters. We have handled these cases before. Our firm has been practicing injury law in Maryland for the greater part of a century. Founded in 1954, our firm has been recognized as one of the best in the D.C. and Maryland area. We know how serious of an act this is. In Maryland, the issue is particularly prevalent. Whether you or someone you know dealt with this issue one week ago or 25 years ago, we are here to fight for your rightful compensation. We will take the time to build your case. Especially with incidents that occurred so long ago, collecting evidence can be more difficult that the typical case. But we have trusted investigators we employ to uncover anything that may be useful in building your case. Remember, we will leave no stone unturned.
Secondly, we take a client-centric approach to every case. This means if you have a question, any day of the week, you can get in touch with your Maryland child sex abuse lawyer at our firm. Our phones are available 24/7. And, if we open your case, you receive your lawyer’s cell phone number should you have anything requiring immediate attention. This is something that differentiates us from other firms in the area. And with a cause of action as important as this, you deserve that close, personal attention for your case.
Contact a Maryland Child Sex Abuse Lawyer
Sex abuse cases are among the most serious cases we handle. We appreciate you placing your trust in our firm. We promise to fight at every possible turn to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have any questions regarding the information above or believe you have a viable claim, call us today. Our consultations are always free. You may reach us at (202) 331-7227.