For too many years, too many victims of child sexual abuse have been barred from bringing claims because too much time has passed. New York has had a statute of limitations in place that disallowed adult survivors of child sexual abuse to bring legal action against their abusers after they have reached a certain age.
For many survivors of this terrible crime, it takes years to work through the psychological pain and turmoil and gather up the courage to come forward with a claim. Unfortunately, the state of limitations prevented people in this situation from bringing a claim. At last, this legal limitation has been lifted.
For many survivors of child sexual abuse, this new legislation is a great source of hope and potential compensation and justice.
If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse formerly barred from bringing a claim from the old statute of limitations, do not delay. The one-year window is open and you need to talk with an attorney as soon as possible to bring a claim.
Working with an experienced, professional legal team is the best chance you have to obtain justice and compensation, so do not delay.