Those who are victims of child sexual abuse in New York finally have an opportunity to get the justice they deserve. The Child Victims Act passed in the state legislature on January 28, 2019 and Governor Cuomo signed it into law on February 14th. The new law provides a powerful weapon against child sexual abuse because it extends the time in which victims can file a civil lawsuit.
If you or a loved one is a victim of child sexual abuse, it is important to immediately speak with an experienced child sexual abuse attorney in New York to protect your legal rights and ability to seek justice under the new law.
What the New Law Means for Victims of Sexual Abuse
The Child Victims Act provides legal rights to adult survivors of child sexual abuse. It also extends New York’s statute of limitations concerning sexual abuse to allow victims to seek both public and private compensation against their abusers and institutions that harbored them.
Under the new law, all abuse survivors, regardless of their current age, can now file a civil claim within one year from when the law became effective. This means, regardless of how old you are, you will have until February 14, 2020 to file a claim. To make sure your rights are protected, it is important to immediately contact an experienced New York sexual abuse attorney.
The Impact of the Child Victims Act on Litigating Sexual Abuse Cases
Cases involving sexual abuse are very sensitive and require the expertise of an attorney who is both compassionate and experienced in working with sexual abuse victims. The Child Victims Act is a vital litigation tool that provides victims of child sexual abuse the ability to seek justice and compensation. As a victim of child sexual abuse, you need to contact an attorney who has the knowledge to use this tool to get you the full compensation that you deserve.
Call an Experienced NY Child Sexual Abuse Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been a victim of child sexual abuse, you deserve justice. For more information or to consult with an experienced NYC child sexual abuse attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-646-798-1535.