Posted on November 16, 2017 in Personal Injury
On October 1, a new law in Maryland went into effect that extended the statute of limitations for child abuse victims to bring lawsuits against their abusers. A statute of limitations is a time limit for a victim to sue a wrongdoer; if the time limit expires, it becomes impossible for victims to sue.
Previously in Maryland, a person who was abused while under the age of 18 had until the age of 25 to file a lawsuit. Now, a victim has until the age of 38.
The state legislator who sponsored the law, Del. C.T. Wilson, was motivated because he himself was once a victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of his ...Keep Reading.