Filing A Lawsuit For Child Abuse Or Sexual Abuse

Suffering sexual abuse as a child is a traumatic experience that no one should have to endure. The mental and emotional distress it causes can last for decades afterwards. And it can be extremely difficult for victims to come forward and seek justice.

We stand by victims and advocate for them to obtain the justice they deserve.

At the personal injury firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, we have over 50 years of experience representing children who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as adults who suffered abuse in their childhood. There is no question that you deserve justice and compensation for the pain you or a loved one has endured. Our attorneys provide personal guidance throughout every step of these sensitive cases to help you seek damages and find closure.

Hold Abusers Accountable

Most often, child sexual abuse happens when an authority figure, such as a clergyman, Boy Scout leader, teacher, or even a relative, uses their power to hurt a child. These abusers then force children into silence, making them feel ashamed and embarrassed. The tragic effects of such abuse can last a lifetime.

Our lawyers fight to hold abusers responsible for the damage they have caused to the lives of children or adults who endured abuse as children.

The Child Victims Act: A Limited Window Of Time For Pursuing Justice

New York recently passed the Child Victims Act that changes the deadline to seek justice against child sex abusers. The law opens a window of limited time for adults who suffered sexual abuse as children to hold their abusers accountable. The clock is ticking, so it's important to take swift action, or forever lose your right to speak up.

We understand how difficult it can be for victims and their loved ones to relive horrors while seeking justice. Our dedicated attorneys are allies you can trust. We have an extensive record of achieving justice for our clients, and we work hard to obtain a favorable outcome for you so you can move forward with your life and future.

Who Can I Sue For Child Abuse?

Children have just as much - if not more - of a legal right to compensation as anyone else. That is why children and families can file a civil lawsuit for damages resulting from child abuse, including sexual abuse. You can hold not only the perpetrator accountable, but also the school, organization or company that employed them.

Our attorneys help children and families recover damages for:

  • All medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Mental health care expenses (including therapy)
  • Lost wages due to missed work resulting from the abuse
  • Emotional distress

We handle every case as if it was ours, with care and compassion. That is because we always put our clients first. We are aggressive advocates, and we will help you hold abusers accountable for the injuries and losses they caused to you and your family.

Don't Wait To Contact Our Advocates

You have the power to seek justice. We will stand by victims and their families, from start to finish. Contact us online or call our New York City office at 866-502-9091 for personal guidance and a free case evaluation.

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