Child Sexual Abuse – Getting Justice
Victims of child sexual abuse deserve justice, but many cases previously fell outside the statute of limitations. With the newly enacted New York Child Victims Act, these victims may finally get justice.
Key components of the New York Child Victims Act include:
- A one-year window to file claims from August 14, 2019 to August 14, 2020
- Actionable misconduct includes sexual assault and negligence
- New age cutoff for filing sex abuse claims (after the window) is 55 years old
- Notice of claim requirement (for municipal defendants) is removed within the one-year window
Sexual predators who target children are often someone the child knows, and they are frequently people the child views as a figure of authority at school, in religious or community organization or with sports teams. It can take years for victims of child sexual abuse to be able to deal with the trauma, and the impact of the abuse lasts forever. Child sexual abuse can impact every aspect of a victim’s life, and the effects can be long lasting and devastating.
At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., our team of sexual abuse attorneys will aggressively prosecute the predators and organizations that facilitate the abuse while showing compassion to our clients and fighting for their right to redress, justice and some closure. We will do everything we can to help you and your loved ones get financial compensation from the individuals and organizations who harmed them.
We understand the unique issues involved in representing survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Each client has his or her unique needs, and our team is committed to helping each client navigate the process and any issues that may arise for survivors. We can help you connect with a support system of counselors and advocates, and we can prepare you for participating in the criminal prosecution of the perpetrator. We know healing from sexual abuse is a complex, multi-dimensional journey, and we believe that empowering abuse victims is the most important part of representing them.
To discuss your legal rights or talk to an experienced sexual abuse attorney about what happened, call us today at 718-380-7440 or fill out our contact form.
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