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September 19, 2019

Who Can I File a Claim Against for Sexual Abuse?

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Who Can I Sue?


After enduring sexual abuse, it can be hard and overwhelming to face the pain of the past, let alone decide to pursue legal action against your abuser. The last thing you want to do is feel confused figuring out how to approach filing a lawsuit. So, consulting with an experienced sexual abuse attorney is important to know your legal rights and options during this difficult time.

Deciding who to sue for sexual abuse seems like a simple answer: the sexual predator who hurt you. However, in many cases you are not limited to only filing a claim against the perpetrator of the abuse. With sexual abuse crimes, any organization, person, or institution directly or indirectly involved with your abuse can be sued. For example, many sexual abuse survivors who were harmed by Boy Scout troop leaders are filing claims against not only their troop leader but the Boy Scouts of America for failing to protect children from sexual predators.

Examples of Possible Defendants in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits


  • Family members
  • Accomplices
  • Churches, clergy members, and religious volunteers
  • Public and private schools, teachers, and administrators
  • Places of business
  • Employer(s) and coworkers
  • Youth organizations, clubs, and daycares
  • Etc.

Consulting with a Sexual Abuse Attorney


When you consult further with one of our experienced sexual abuse attorneys at AVA Law Group, you may discuss other associated institutions and/or people related to your case that could be responsible for your sexual abuse. While it can be uncomfortable and frightening telling your story, you can rest assured knowing your information is kept confidential and protected. Also, if you decide that pursuing legal action against your abuser isn’t possible at this time or isn’t your best option, you are under no legal obligation to our firm, and your information will remain confidential and protected.

The legal team with AVA Law Group strives to uplift you through the process of filing a claim so you can feel confident in your decisions and knowing that your case is being taken care of well. If you want to learn more about your legal rights in filing a sexual abuse lawsuit, contact the legal team at AVA Law Group today: we offer free, no obligation case evaluations.

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