CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Attorneys in Clinton

Civil Lawsuits for Child Molestation

Pedophiles often gravitate to occupations that give them unquestioned access to children. There have been countless sexual abuse lawsuits against school teachers and clergy members over the years. More recent allegations have centered on sports coaches, from Penn State's Jerry Sandusky to AAU president Bobby Dodd, the former director of a Memphis YMCA.

Do you suspect that your son or daughter may be a victim of child sexual abuse and has been sexually abused by someone in a position of authority? Are you an adult survivor of sexual abuse? It is critical to take legal action to preserve your rights. The current statute of limitations in Tennessee is extremely short for filing civil lawsuits against abusers.

Bringing Abusers to Justice: Clinton personal injury lawyer Dail Cantrell has handled sexual assault and molestation cases. He has a national reputation for notable results in civil litigation. Contact us today for a free and completely confidential consultation.

East Tennessee Attorneys for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

High-profile allegations of sexual molestation often dredge up painful memories for those who have silently endured their own sexual abuse. We anticipate that there may be dozens of cases filed right here in East Tennessee in the coming months as these repressed horrors bubble to the surface.

We invite you to tell us your story and explore your possible legal remedies. You may have a lawsuit against the abuser as well as the employer or organization if you or your child suffered sexual abuse by an adult who took advantage of his or her position:

  • Youth athletics coach
  • Youth mentor or rec center worker
  • Teacher, tutor or school employee
  • Priest, pastor or youth director
  • Doctor, dentist or therapist
  • Relative or family friend

The Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

While pedophiles can be criminally prosecuted for sex crimes committed years ago, the victims have a much shorter window for civil justice. Under current Tennessee law, a person who was abused before the age of 18 must file a civil lawsuit before his or her 19th birthday. This is extremely unfair to victims who remained silent out of shame or fear and have only begun to remember and cope with the abuse. There are pending cases before the courts that may extend the statute of limitations for adult survivors who were molested or sexually assaulted in their youth.

Experienced and Aggressive Representation

The Cantrell Law Firm is here to help. We will listen and give you honest answers. We will act swiftly to investigate allegations and preserve your rights. We will treat you with care and respect. If you have grounds to sue, we will aggressively pursue monetary damages for all the ways that the abuse has adversely impacted your life.

Our attorneys take cases in Clinton, Oak Ridge, Norris and throughout East Tennessee. To arrange a free consultation, call us at (865) 999-0101, or contact us online.

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