Jacksonville Sexual Abuse Lawyer

March 14, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Gender identity or age is not a limitation on sexual abuse. Anyone can become a victim, and such acts cause physical, emotional, and mental injury to the victim. Everyone should be educated and equipped with knowledge about sexual abuse. We are here for you in Jacksonville if you seek a lawyer because you suffered sexual abuse or want to know more.

The person who sexually assaulted you is liable for your injury, be it physically, emotionally, or mentally. If multiple parties assaulted you on the same occasion, your Jacksonville sexual abuse lawyer could tell you if one or all of them would be held responsible for your claim.

Am I Eligible for Compensation After Suffering Sexual Abuse?

Some victims blame themselves for what happened to them. However, it doesn't matter what you wore or where you went. You have the right to say no, and no one is permitted to sexually abuse you.

If you willingly had sex with someone, the law will not consider you eligible for compensation. On the other hand, if someone forced you, you could be eligible for compensation. Your losses could include pain and suffering, medical care, lost wages, etc. You may face trauma for a long time, as well.

We will valuate your losses and consider what you have already been through (and expect to go through in the future). Your lawyer will speak with your medical team to understand any physical injuries you sustained in your attack. These could affect your claim.

What does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer Working in Jacksonville?

Each law firm has its policy about payment. Some law firms charge an hourly rate. This is when you have an agreement to pay them a certain amount every hour based on the hours they spent on your case. Others sign a contract known as a flat fee. Your agreement with the attorney will be to pay them a specific amount of money, either in one lump or in a series of payments.

Still, other attorneys are paid through contingency contracts, where you only pay them after they win your case. If they don't win, you don't pay. There are many other ways that different attorneys prefer you to pay them, and sometimes it also depends on the case.

Dolman Law Group falls into the third category. We don't charge our clients a penny unless we win or settle the case—“no recovery, no fee.” That's because we have so much confidence in our abilities that we can help you win your case.

Is There a Deadline To File My Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

Florida Statutes § 95.11 imposes a statute of limitations on injury lawsuits, including sexual abuse. The statute of limitations is a legal term limiting the amount of time a victim can file a lawsuit against the alleged abuser. Civil cases are determined by the time the victim is allowed to file a civil lawsuit to compensate for any sexual abuse they have been through.

In cases like rape, if the victim was a child under sixteen at the time, they must be allowed to reach sixteen to eighteen years of age to file a lawsuit. Different conditions may apply depending on the case.

Has Dolman Law Group Helped Others Like Me Suffering from Sexual Abuse?

Many clients have cut off big law firms to hire Dolman Law Group as their Jacksonville personal injury law firm. Our team will do its best to get you the fair compensation you need. Our lawyers have litigated claims against defendants

We can help you with your case and stand by your side until you get justice. Dolman Law treats our clients like family and cares for them throughout their cases. Our past clients have left reviews of our firm, including:

“All this personal injury law firm does is put in hard work and dedication. They did an outstanding job handling my… case. Matt Dolman was on top of his game and his paralegal Karla was on the ball and kept me up to date constantly. I really appreciated the overall quality of service and as far as personal injury lawyers are concerned, they are most definitely top notch in the greater Jacksonville area.” - Saige P.

“...Outstanding service, work ethic, and just a great all around individual. If you are needing a car accident lawyer, Matt is the guy!” - Peter W.

“Solid service, all around warriors when it comes to negotiating, especially with insurance companies. The way Matt Dolman dealt with [my insurance company] was nothing like I've ever seen before. Talk about tenacity. Definitely the right way to treat your clients and make sure things get done.” - Ed K. 

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, understands that every client's case is different. Sometimes we get cases similar to the ones we have worked on several times before, but we treat and handle every situation differently.

Call Dolman Law Group To Get Started on Your Sexual Abuse Case

We will assign a Jacksonville attorney to your sexual abuse case if you decide to hire us. They will provide you with their cell phone number and email to enable you to reach out to them at any time. We also keep you updated on the state of your case, and we won't charge you a penny unless we win your case.

If you want to know more, please feel free to contact Dolman Law Group at (727) 451-6900 to receive a free, initial consultation with one of our staff members. They will listen to you, work through the details, and advise you on what your next steps might be. You are not alone. Our team will lend an ear any time of day or night.

Jacksonville Office
12574 Flagler Center Blvd.;
Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Phone: (904) 441-6903


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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