December 20, 2019 | Firm News
For a long time, the victims of child sexual abuse faced massive hurdles toward justice. Statutes of limitation often closed the window on both criminal charges and civil claims against the abusers long before the victims were emotionally prepared to address what happened to them — let alone ready to discuss the abuse in court.
Amid ongoing outcries over the role of the Catholic Church in covering up molestations by members of the clergy over the decades and other high-profile cases that have brought into focus the way that abuse and trauma are processed by survivors, the state of New York passed the Child Victims Act (CVA). That has changed everything for victims.
If you were sexually abused as a child, this is how the CVA may help:
This changes New York from one of the worst states, legally speaking, for the victims of sexual abuse, into one that offers the most protection.
If you suffered sexual abuse as a child, you have a right to seek justice. Find out more about how you can get the compensation you deserve and shine a light on high-profile sexual abusers. Don’t let this look-back period expire without taking action to protect your rights.
Stolzenberg Cortelli LLP