Did I Wait Too Long?

It Can Take Time To Process What Happened

Many people or family members of those who have suffered sexual abuse understandably just want to put the incident behind them and move forward in life. It's only later that they realize the full extent of the effects the abuse may have had on their lives. Sometimes this realization doesn't happen until many years after the abuse took place. This is not unusual. Sexual abuse can be disorienting as well as damaging, and sometimes time is the only thing that allows you to think clearly about what happened.

It May Not Be Too Late

If your sexual abuse took place a long time ago — years or even decades ago — don't assume that it's too late to pursue justice. In some cases your statute of limitation may not have run out. Some notable examples of sexual abuse claims are the many molestation and rape charges filed against clergy of the Catholic church, and Scoutmasters of the Boy Scouts of America. Many institutions harbored sexual predators and allowed these predators access to victims. Your sexual abuse may have been perpetuated by a member of the church, or by a teacher or a counselor or a coach. Regardless of the details of your sexual abuse, your time may not be up and you still may be able to seek justice for what happened to you.

Talking To A Lawyer Is The First Step. Call Today.

At the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton in Montana, we understand that it may be difficult to talk about your sexual abuse, even a long time after it happened. We are here to listen without judgment, and more importantly, make sure you know your legal rights so you can decide the best course of action for you. Let's have a conversation. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call our Billings office at 406-259-9986 or write to us online for more information.