Sexually Abused, Assaulted, or Molested as a Child? Contact A Long Island and New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer That Can Fight on Your Behalf. You May Be Owed Significant Damages.
Sexual abuse, assault, or molestation can, and in most cases does, cause serious harm to one’s physical and emotional well-being for the rest of their lives. Children are especially susceptible to sexual abuse, assault, or molestation, even by those we have come to trust. It’s troubling that individuals in positions of authority sometimes abuse their power to malicious ends. Laws in New York are changing to curb these shocking and unfortunate circumstances. If you were a victim of child sexual abuse, take action today. Contact a Leeds Brown Law Long Island and New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer today.
Often, victims take a long time to confront their oppressor(s) or speak out regarding their trauma. In response to the ongoing nature of the trauma, Governor Cuomo signed into law the “Child Victims Protection and Accountability Act,” or the Child Victims Act. The act extends the statute of limitations for child victims who have been sexually abused, assaulted, or molested while under the age of 18. Child victims will have the ability to make claims until they reach age of 55. Additionally, for a short window of time, any person who has been sexually abused, assaulted, or molested under the age of 18 can bring a claim against their victimizer regardless of their age or how long ago the abuse occurred. Even if your case was denied in the past because you missed a deadline, you now have the chance to bring that case again under the new law. This is why it is important to act as soon as possible by contacting a Long Island and New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer with experience handling cases of sexual abuse or assault. The New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., are here to help victims in the Five Boroughs, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County. If you were sexually abused, assaulted, or molested as a child by an authority figure, you may be entitled to significant damages. Our experienced legal counsel is here to fight vigorously on your behalf.
Contact A Long Island and New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today
Don’t be afraid to come forward. Research suggests that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 12.5 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Additionally, almost 80% of victims don’t disclose the fact that they were sexually abused, assaulted, or molested as a child until they become adults. There is no shame in confronting your trauma. Your case can be kept strictly confidential and we’ll strive to meet your best interests.
Contact a Leeds Brown Law Long Island and New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer today – we’re here to help you in any way possible. You may be entitled to significant damages for the abuse you endured. Contact us today via email or by phone at 212-661-4370 or 516-873-9550 for a free, confidential case evaluation.