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Sexual Abuse

Derry Sexual Abuse Attorneys

You Deserve Justice. We Can Help.

Sexual abuse carries lasting trauma that affects nearly all aspects of a victim’s life. The physical, emotional, and financial impact of abuse can be incredibly detrimental and difficult to overcome—but you do not have to face these challenges alone.

New Hampshire law allows sexual abuse survivors to take civil action against abusers and institutions that hired or employed abusers. This is separate from criminal proceedings and, rather than seeking criminal penalties for sexual predators, the purpose of a civil lawsuit is to provide financial compensation to victims while simultaneously holding abusers accountable.

Recent changes to New Hampshire law (outlined in greater detail below) have extended the deadline in which survivors have to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators of abuse.

Contact The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP to learn how our Derry sexual abuse lawyers can assist you with your case during a free, confidential consultation.

Changes to New Hampshire Statutes of Limitations on Civil Sexual Abuse Cases

On June 16, 2020, the New Hampshire state senate passed House Bill 705, reforming a number of issues involving sexual abuse and assault statutes in the state.

Notable changes to the law include:

  • Elimination of time limits to file civil sexual abuse claims
  • Elimination of certain exceptions regarding sexual abuse/assault offenses for spouses
  • New sexual abuse/assault prevention requirements for colleges and universities

Prior to House Bill 705, sexual abuse survivors who were under the age of 18 when the abuse occurred were required to file civil actions within 12 years of the abuse or within three years of the date on which the survivor realized or reasonably could have realized the causal relationship between the abuse and the survivor’s losses and/or damages. Now, however, there is no time limit to file a civil sexual abuse claim against an abuser for acts that occurred prior to the victim’s 18th birthday—survivors are permitted to file claims at any time.

Providing Compassionate, Confidential Representation

At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, we know that discussing sexual abuse is never easy. At our Derry, NH office, we provide our clients with the same level of care, discretion, and personalized attention for which our firm has become known. While we strive to be your trusted advocate and guide throughout the legal process, we also promise to never invade your personal life beyond what is absolutely necessary to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.

Our Derry sexual abuse attorneys are driven by a commitment to justice and to helping survivors of sexual abuse recover the rightful compensation they are owed. We know that no amount of financial recovery can undo what you have been through, but we also realize that a successful civil case can provide you with the resources and justice you need to heal and continue moving forward.

Fighting to Hold Abusers & Institutions Accountable

Civil sexual abuse cases can be filed against both perpetrators of abuse and the institutions and organizations that harbored them. This might include schools, colleges, universities, recreational organizations, religious institutions, and other entities that negligently hired, employed, or transferred abusers and those accused of misconduct.

We have a proven record of success and know what it takes to secure justice for our clients. Our team is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing answers to your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. All attorney-client communications are handled with the utmost care and confidentiality.

We invite you to call us at (603) 556-8666 or contact us online today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.

What Sets Us Apart From Our Competitors?

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We’re a client-centered, results-oriented firm. When you work with us, you can have confidence we’ll put your best interests at the forefront of your case – it’s that simple.

  • Creative & Innovative Solutions

    No two cases are the same, and neither are their solutions. Our attorneys provide creative points of view to yield exemplary results.

  • Experienced Attorneys

    We have a team of trusted and respected attorneys to ensure your case is matched with the best attorney possible.

  • Driven By Justice

    The core of our legal practice is our commitment to obtaining justice for those who have been wronged and need a powerful voice.