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:
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.