Maine is set to abolish all time limitations for victims of sexual abuse to pursue civil claims against their abusers.

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has experienced childhood sexual abuse in Maine soon will be able to pursue a civil claim against their perpetrator, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred:

Portland Press Herald: New Maine law will remove time barrier to civil claims on childhood sexual abuse

Our law firm has successfully pursued dozens of civil claims over the years on behalf of people who were victimized by sexual assaults inflicted upon them.  Many of these people were victimized when they were children, which often leaves profound and lasting scars.  Unfortunately, we have also had to turn away dozens of victims because Maine has had a statute of limitations which prohibited most claims for events that happened prior to 2000.  Later this year, when this new law, L.D. 589 goes into effect, those limitations will be gone, and all victims will have the opportunity to come forward, regardless of when their abuse occurred.  

HWW applauds those State lawmakers who advanced this bill into law and will continue to support those people who have been victimized by sexual assaults.  If you would like to discuss your own personal experience with one of our lawyers please contact us at (207) 775-4255 or via filling out the form below.

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David A. Weyrens

David Weyrens is a trial attorney whose practice is devoted to litigation of both criminal and civil matters. In the civil arena, David has a robust practice in the area of personal injury law - helping those i...


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