Lynnwood, Washington Child Abuse Attorney
Washington State law provides that a victim of child sexual abuse may bring a law suit at any time within 3 years after all of the harm from the abuse has been discovered. This means that even long-past child sexual abuse cases may be pursued.
Sample Child Abuse Recoveries
$600,000 for a child victim of priest sexual abuse. The priest had been previously convicted of crimes against children. Another archdiocese had banished him because he abused children. The Archdiocese of Seattle knew this when it hired the priest to work in a parochial school and an athletic league affiliated with the church.
$250,000 for a victim of a single attempted sexual abuse and assault on a teenaged boy. The priest was well known to the Catholic Church as a molester, over decades, and had been transferred many times to new parishes after being detected. Other parishes had even warned about him in their parish newsletters, but these parishes were located in the Midwest, so he was moved to the Northwest, where he abused children yet again.