Why Hire DLG to Handle Your Sexual Abuse Case?
Our results speak to our dedication and the personalized commitment we make to each and every survivor's case. At DLG, we have the experience, skill, and passion required to help you recover maximum financial compensation:
- Over 20 years of experience
- Over 100 jury trial victories
- Former Deputy District Attorney for L.A. County
- Former sex crimes prosecutor who obtained life sentences against dangerous sexual predators
- More than $100,000,000 recovered in settlements and verdicts for our clients
- 98% success record
- Four-tiered SAJE Team available 24/7
As a former Deputy District Attorney, Samuel Dordulian has handled hundreds of sexual abuse and assault cases. He has a proven track record of successfully prosecuting countless assailants, bringing victims and their communities justice. Together, Dordulian Law Group's sexual abuse lawyers have decades of experience helping victims on their road to healing, while representing them in their fight for financial compensation for their suffering.
We understand that victims of sexual assault and abuse often feel confused, afraid, and alone - and worried about coming forward with their story. The Dordulian Law Group's sexual assault lawyers will take your accusations seriously. We believe you.
We want you to feel confident, safe, and secure in the knowledge that our sexual abuse attorneys have dedicated their lives and careers to helping you seek justice.
You do not need to feel embarrassed, scared, or alone. Our firm's licensed clinical therapist will start working with you immediately once you retain our services.
How Long Do I Have to File a Sexual Assault
Claim Seeking Financial Compensation?
The California statute of limitations varies depending on whether the victim was a child or adult at the time the crime occurred.
For adult (where the sexual abuse occurred after the survivor's 18th birthday) crimes occurring after January 1, 2019, the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit seeking financial damages is:
- Within 10 years of the actual crime - Survivors have 10 years from the date of the last act (or attempted act) of abuse to file a claim.
- Within three years of discovery - Survivors have three years from the date of discovering an injury resulting from an act (or attempted act) of sexual abuse.
* For cases that took place prior to 2019, survivors may have only three years (as opposed to 10) from the date the last act occurred to file a claim.
For child sex crimes, the statute of limitations is different
A new law in California known as Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) offers survivors of childhood sexual abuse an unprecedented opportunity at justice. As of January 1, 2020, for a limited three-year window any survivor of California childhood sexual abuse, assault, or misconduct can file a civil lawsuit in pursuit of a maximum financial damages award against an individual perpetrator or institution.
AB 218's "lookback window" temporarily tolls (pauses) the statute of limitations on childhood sex crimes. But this opportunity at justice is only available for a limited time. The deadline to file a claim is fast approaching, and sexual assault survivors who do not meet the deadline will be left without legal recourse. The experienced and dedicated attorneys at Dordulian Law Group (DLG) are here to fight for survivors and help them secure justice by recovering the maximum financial compensation they deserve.
Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. We'll listen to your case and provide an assessment for the most beneficial course of action.