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. Laws in New York are changing to curb these shocking and unfortunate circumstances. 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. For 1 year, the act extends the statute of limitations to bring a claim for those who were sexually abused, assaulted, or molested when they were under the age of 18, regardless of their current age. If you were a victim of child sexual abuse and would like to discuss your options, contact a Leeds Brown Law Long Island and New York City Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer today.
All child victims will have the ability to make claims until they reach the age of 55. However, for a short window of time, child victims of sexual abuse can bring a claim against their victimizer regardless of their current 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. Therefore, it is important to act as soon as possible by contacting a Long Island and NYC Sexual Abuse Lawyer. The NYC Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., have over 30 years experience representing victims of sexual harassment and assault. We are here to help victims in the Five Boroughs, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and throughout New York State. If you were sexually abused, assaulted, or molested as a child by an authority figure, you may be entitled to substantial damages.
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 NYC Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer today – we’re here to help you in any way possible. You may be entitled to substantial damages for the abuse you have endured. Contact us today via email or by phone at 212-661-4370 or 516-873-9550 for a free, confidential case evaluation.