Sexual abuse is a pervasive and often hidden in our society. Sexual abusers frequently prey on the young and most vulnerable among us. Sadly, sexual abusers regularly escape justice and accountability, and certain schools, youth groups, and other organizations have enabled and concealed sexual abuse. In recent years, brave victims have come forward and begun to shed light on this systemic problem, and the catastrophic, life long damage victims of sexual abuse suffer.
At Markette & Chouinard, P.C., we have successfully pursued compensation for victims of sexual abuse against their abusers and the institutions that protect them, including the Diocese of Helena, Montana and the Diocese of Great Falls, Montana. Whether you were recently abused or abused as a child you may have a right to file a claim and seek compensation and accountability. Recent changes in Montana law have extended the deadline for victims of child sexual abuse in certain cases to file claims, even if previous deadlines expired, up to and including May 6, 2020.
We recognize the sensitive nature of sexual abuse claims, and that maintaining anonymity may be important to you. In many cases, it is possible to pursue a claim while protecting your identity from the public record. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, we are interested in assisting you. All inquiries are confidential.
Fees in sexual abuse cases are always charged on a “contingent” basis, meaning we do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you. Consultations regarding sexual abuse claims are always free.