Have you been the victim of sexual abuse in New York? Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims of serious sexual abuse and assault in New York perpetrated by abusers and institutions that failed to act to stop the assault or abuse.
New York Adult Survivors Act
New York recently passed the Adult Survivors Act (N.Y. C.P.L.R. §214-J), which allows adult survivors of sexual abuse to seek justice, even if the statute of limitations has expired. If you were sexually assaulted at age 18 or older and could not file a claim against the parties responsible for the incident because your case was time-barred, this new legislation gives you a one-year “lookback window” to file a civil action against the abuser and the institution that enabled the abuse. The Adult Survivors Act went into effect on November 24, 2022, giving victims of adult sexual assault and abuse up to November 24, 2023, to file a claim.
The act allows survivors to pursue action against the individual who committed the harm and any entity that enabled the abuse through what they did or failed to do. Organizations, institutional facilities, government entities, churches, schools, and other companies are examples of entities that may be held accountable if they empowered or enabled abusers or failed to protect victims.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual abuse, do not wait until it is too late to get the justice that you deserve and hold the abuser and responsible entities accountable. Adult survivors of sexual assault can sue their abusers for a limited window until November 24, 2023.
Types of Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is unwanted or forced sexual contact and comes in many forms. Sexual abuse may involve the following:
- Rape or unwanted sexual penetration
- Coercing abuse victims to perform sexual acts against their will through threats, intimidation, or physical force
- Forced sexual contact with a person who cannot consent due to drunkenness, mental illness, cognitive impairment, or who is under the influence of drugs, legal or otherwise
Recoverable Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims
In New York, a victim of sexual abuse can be compensated for:
- Financial harm
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- The cost of necessary medical care or therapy
Why You Should Choose ASK LLP
If you were sexually abused, you may not know what to do. We are here to help. ASK LLP has represented thousands of sexual abuse survivors. Our highly experienced and trained team will handle your matter with sensitivity and confidentiality as we compassionately guide you through your case.
Fighting for justice is what we do best, and we have dedicated our professional careers to take the time to hear your story and give you a voice. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.
CALL TODAY! If you or someone you love is a survivor of sexual abuse and wishes to file a claim, please contact call ASK LLP at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free consultation.
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