Child Victims Act Lawyers Fighting For Sexual Abuse Victims
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What Victims Of Sexual Abuse Should Know About Seeking Justice
Nothing is more damaging than enduring sexual abuse as a child – especially when the perpetrator was someone you trusted, like a priest or Boy Scout leader. In many cases, victims suffer the aftereffects for decades before finally coming forward. Thanks to a new state law, victims will now have a longer period of time in which to seek justice from their abusers.
At the New York law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our Child Victims Act Lawyers have been working with attorneys across the country to help child sexual abuse victims – who are now adults – seek damages for the years of embarrassment, humiliation and mental anguish they have endured.
We have over 60 cases involving the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America and public schools. In many instances, we have been able to identify pedophiles who have molested young children repeatedly as they have been moved from one parish to another.
If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse as a child, our Child Victims Act lawyers stand ready to help you.
Child Victims Act – What The New Law Means
The bill, called the Child Victims Act, is designed to extend the statute of limitations in civil actions (lawsuits) alleging conduct that constitutes a sex crime against a child under the age of 18.
Previously, the deadline for bringing such an action would typically begin to run when the victim turned 18 and expire three years later, creating a relatively short window for victims to seek justice. The Child Victims Act extends that deadline until the victim reaches 55 years of age – a significant change. However, major limitations do apply.
How Does This Change Affect Previously “Dead” Cases?
What about cases involving child sexual abuse that happened decades ago to victims who are now 55 or younger? The Act allows victims to pursue these previously “dead” or time-barred cases, so long as they’re brought quickly. Specifically, these actions can be “revived” within a one-year window that begins six months from the effective date of the Act.
What this means is that adult victims who suffered sexual abuse as children now have a very limited window of time to pursue justice.
Don’t Wait To Take Action – Contact Us For A Free Case Review
The Child Victims Act is a monumental change in the law that requires detailed analysis. If you or someone you know suffered sexual abuse as a child at the hands of an authority figure, now is the time to consider taking action.
Our Child Victims Act attorneys are ready to help you pursue justice, accountability and, to the extent possible, closure.
We handle these cases with sensitivity and care. Please feel free to contact us for guidance on whether your case falls within the extension period of the Child Victims Act.
Time is short, and our Child Victims Act lawyers have to move fast to get cases into the court system before the deadline expires, so don’t wait to take the first step. Call us at 866-418-5158 immediately for FREE case review that involves a private and frank discussion of your circumstances.
Why Trust Us To Stand Up For You?
The law offices of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick puts more than 50 years of experience to work for people who are injured in New York City accidents. We have a history of results accident victims, including multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for injury victims. When you’ve been hurt, our accident lawyers can help.
To speak with one of our award-winning accident attorneys about your situation, call 866-418-5158. Case evaluations are absolutely FREE.
Determining What Happened
There can be many factors behind any accident. For example, in a car accident, what was the other driver doing at the time of the crash? Do phone records show that he or she was on the phone? We will thoroughly examine the evidence to ensure that negligent party is held accountable.
Building Your Case
The defendants will vigorously deny any wrongdoing. They will cast blame on you, the victim, as well as any other parties involved. By drawing on our experience and preparing extensively, we can anticipate these strategies and quickly discredit the defendants’ attempts to escape liability.
Maximizing Money Damages
An accident lawyer can do everything else in a case correctly, but if he or she does not win you every possible dollar, then your claim should be considered a failure. We work to maximize your lawsuit by not only listing the injuries you have suffered, but by proving the full extent of how your injuries have negatively impacted you and everyone in your family.
About Stephan Peskin
Stephan H. Peskin
Principal accident attorney Stephan Peskin is highly regarded throughout the state for his outstanding presence in the courtroom. He is a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), an organization with more than 5,000 attorneys dedicated to giving all injury victims equal access to the civil justice system.