A statute of limitations (SOL) is a law that establishes a deadline for legal action after a crime. These deadlines dictate when a person can no longer bring criminal charges or file a civil lawsuit against an individual or organization.
Deciding whether to report sexual abuse or assault is a personal decision. Not every victim will report their experience. But, some survivors find strength and empowerment through the legal system.
A negligence claim can be brought against an institution for failing to prevent injury. To sue for negligence, the plaintiff must meet all legal requirements.