18 U.S.C. § 2255 : US Code - Section 2255: Civil remedy for personal injuries

Search 18 U.S.C. § 2255 : US Code - Section 2255: Civil remedy for personal injuries

      (a) In General. - Any person who, while a minor, was a victim of
    a violation of section 2241(c), 2242, 2243, 2251, 2251A, 2252,
    2252A, 2260, 2421, 2422, or 2423 of this title and who suffers
    personal injury as a result of such violation, regardless of
    whether the injury occurred while such person was a minor, may sue
    in any appropriate United States District Court and shall recover
    the actual damages such person sustains and the cost of the suit,
    including a reasonable attorney's fee. Any person as described in
    the preceding sentence shall be deemed to have sustained damages of
    no less than $150,000 in value.
      (b) Statute of Limitations. - Any action commenced under this
    section shall be barred unless the complaint is filed within six
    years after the right of action first accrues or in the case of a
    person under a legal disability, not later than three years after
    the disability.