Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Survivors of sexual abuse deserve experienced and compassionate legal advocacy. At Warner Law Offices PLLC, our West Virginia sexual abuse lawyers serve as a voice for survivors. We help them bring their perpetrators—and the organizations that harbored or enabled them—to justice. We have extensive experience handling sexual abuse cases against powerful opponents. Based in Charleston, we represent survivors across West Virginia and surrounding areas.
- Why Trust the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers at Warner Law Offices
- Why Should I Hire a Sexual Abuse Lawyer?
- How Can Warner Law Offices Help You After You Were Sexually Abused?
- What Kinds of Cases Do Our WV Sex Abuse Lawyers Handle?
- Do All Sexual Abuses Cases Go to Trial?
- West Virginia Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Cases
- You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone
The trauma of sexual abuse impacts survivors in countless ways. It can take a lifelong toll on their emotional well-being and mental health, inflicting them with tremendous trauma that nobody should bear.
If you have suffered sexual abuse, even if it was years ago, you may be struggling with the
aftermath. You may have complex post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other psychological impacts. You may have difficulty with relationships and trust. You may have justified anger that your abuser was allowed to harm you, particularly if they were in a position of power.
The injustice of sexual abuse is staggering. At Warner Law Offices PLLC, we’re committed to tilting the scales of justice in favor of survivors.
If you have suffered sexual abuse of any kind, contact our attorneys for guidance. We can help you explore all options for seeking accountability and justice.
Why Trust the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers at Warner Law Offices PLLC
Hiring a West Virginia sexual abuse lawyer will increase the odds of winning your case and maximize your financial award. But choosing the right sexual assault attorney for your case is a big decision. At Warner Law Offices, you can feel confident you’re making the right decision.
Our attorneys have more than 20 years of personal injury experience standing up for victims of injustice. We know what it takes to bring a strong case.
As trial lawyers, we won’t be afraid to fight for you in court if needed. We aim to win, not just settle.
Our determination is evident in proven results. We have recovered millions of dollars for clients in personal injury cases.
We have also earned numerous awards, including:
- Newsweek Premier Law Firms
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- America’s Top 100 Attorneys
- Top Premier Law Firm in the U.S.
- West Virginia Super Lawyers
- WV Executive Magazine
With local roots in the Charleston area, our lawyers handle sexual abuse cases for survivors across West Virginia and surrounding areas.
Why Should I Hire a Sexual Abuse Lawyer?
If you were sexually abused, you might feel disempowered and silenced. You deserve justice. You deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered and its impact upon you. You also likely want to take steps to ensure that nobody else suffers the same harm from the perpetrator.
Hiring a West Virginia sexual abuse lawyer is one of the most empowering things you can do. The right lawyer can help you pursue a legal claim that holds the perpetrator accountable.
Through a personal injury sexual abuse lawsuit, you can seek compensation for the following:
- Therapy bills—past, present, and future
- Medical bills incurred relating to the abuse
- Lost paychecks from work missed due to the abuse
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages — an additional financial award to punish the wrongdoer and discourage others from committing the same crime.
How Can Warner Law Offices Help You After You Were Sexually Abused?
- Identifying the grounds for a legal claim against the perpetrator and their employer or institution
- Advising you on the best course of action for pursuing that claim
- Providing you with a ballpark idea of your case’s monetary worth
- Conducting a discreet investigation that safeguards your privacy and that of others who were similarly abused
- Collecting all the evidence to bring a strong case
- Filing a lawsuit
- Pursuing legal action to stop further abuse
- Helping you recover damages—financial recovery—in an amount commensurate with the injustice you endured and its impact on your life.
What Kinds of Cases Do Our WV Sex Abuse Lawyers Handle?
We represent survivors in all kinds of sexual abuse cases, including those involving the following types of perpetrators:
- Boy Scouts
- Employers and co-workers
- Daycare providers and other caregivers
- Therapists and counselors
- Medical professionals
- Nursing home staff
In addition to the perpetrator, you can pursue a personal injury claim for sexual abuse against a business, institution, or entity whose negligence contributed to the harm you suffered. Examples of such defendants include:
- Public and private schools
- Colleges and universities
- Religious organizations
- Business owners
- Youth programs
- Hotel operators and chains
- Hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers
Doctor and OB-GYN Sexual Abuse
Medical professionals are rightfully held to high ethical standards. Patients should never suffer sexual abuse or exploitation by a doctor.
Our sexual assault attorneys can help you if you have suffered sexual abuse by a doctor, including an OB-GYN. We can help you hold the doctor and their medical institution accountable.
Do All Sexual Abuses Cases Go to Trial?
Many sexual abuse cases reach favorable settlements outside court. We always prepare for trial to have the most decisive possible leverage. Doing so gives us an advantageous bargaining position we will use to your advantage.
We will never pressure you into taking a settlement that falls short of what you deserve. At the same time, we understand that enduring a trial is a stressful and intimidating prospect. We can help you prepare for trial and weigh your options regarding settlement negotiations.
Our Approach to Sex Abuse Cases
We genuinely care about you as a person, not just a case. We understand you have been through a nightmare. You may feel understandably reluctant to trust anyone again after being so heinously violated. We will work hard to earn your trust and keep it.
West Virginia Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Cases
An important question that survivors of sexual abuse often ask is how long they have to bring a case. The answer depends on the circumstances.
If you suffered sexual abuse as a child, a recent change in West Virginia law gives you more time to file a personal injury claim. You will now have until age 36 to bring a case, or four years after you realized you were abused, whichever is later.
If you endured sexual abuse as an adult, you have two years after the date of the abuse to bring a personal injury claim.
You Don't Have to Suffer Alone
Our lawyers understand the devastating toll that sexual abuse takes on survivors. We are here to help you in whatever way we can.
At Warner Law Offices, you will find a compassionate, safe, and supportive environment. You will work face-to-face with an experienced attorney who always treats your concerns with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure justice.
We represent clients across West Virginia and surrounding areas, providing compassionate client service and relentless advocacy in and out of the courtroom.