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In New York state, the signing the Child Victims Act into law made it possible for thousands of abuse survivors to file claims against their assailants that previously were blocked by the statute of limitations.
For those people who have been sexually abused by clergy, teachers, coaches or youth leaders, whether it was at a school, at a club, at home, at a party, on a date, or at work, the law now gives a victim time to file the claim.
Not only is sexual assault a terrifying, painful, and demeaning experience when it happens, but the psychological effects can plague the victim for years, if not his or her entire life. This is especially true for children, who often experience consequences such as guilt and shame, fear and distrust of others, post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-esteem, difficulty forming healthy romantic and sexual relationships, suicidal impulses, and behaving abusively toward others.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault, whether recently or years ago in childhood, the lawyers at LaMarche Safranko Law can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Under the Child Victims Act, which took effect Aug. 14, 2019, survivors have one year from that date to file any civil claim that had expired; additionally, the statute of limitations for all civil claims has been extended until a victim turns 55. The LaMarche Safranko attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the difficult and emotional journey it takes to pursue a claim against an abuser.