Victims of childhood sexual abuse who were once too old to seek justice and compensation may now be able to do so. New York State passed the Child Victims Act into law on February 14, 2019, allowing victims of child abuse a chance to sue their attackers and the institutions that harbored them, no matter …
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The most important step to take is to immediately consult with and hire an experienced and aggressive New York sexual abuse attorney who knows how to use the Child Victims Act to help protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve.
Yes. The law allows the look-back period of one year for sexual abuse victims of any age to bring civil action against both private and public institutions.
The law allows you to file civil lawsuits against the abusers and institutions until you are 55 years old. The old law only allowed you to file suit until age 23.
The new law includes a “look-back window” for adult victims who were previously prohibited by the statute of limitations to sue during a one-year period.
Yes. The law gives law enforcement more time to file charges against sexual abusers. Under the new law, victims are able to seek felony criminal charges until their 28th birthday, and they will have until their 25 th birthday to seek misdemeanor charges.