Victims of Sexual Assault
A New Change for Justice
With recent changes in the law victims of sexual abuse can now seek justice
for assault committed by predators and the organizations that harbored
them. Until recently, sexual abuse victims were deprived of their right
to compensation. On February 14, 2019, the state of New York enacted the
New York Child Victims Act that allows victims up to the age of 55 to
bring an action for damages against their abuser. The new law provides
new timelines for victims to file an action against not only the predator
who assaulted them, but the employer and/or organization of that harbored
them including social clubs, recreation organizations, sporting leagues,
public schools, churches, synagogues and other religious institutions.
The New York Child Victims Act now permits victims of sexual assault whose
claims were previously barred by time limitations a short, one-time window
to file a lawsuit. Do not miss your opportunity to pursue justice against
those who committed these horrific acts. Failing to pursue your claims
during this one-time window may prevent you from doing so forever. Our
attorneys at The Russell Friedman Law Group can provide consultation and
analysis based on the specific facts of your case to determine whether
the New York Child Victims Act provides a path for you to seek justice.
Discover your rights by calling (855) 465-4622 and
contacting The Russell Friedman Law Group and our New York sexual abuse attorneys today.
Compassionate Representation for a Sensitive Issue
At the Russel Friedman Law Group we know discussing sexual assault is not
easy, regardless of how many years have passed. Our firm takes pride in
handling these cases differently from other firms by prioritizing both
the confidentiality and sensitive nature of your case.
Our commitment to you:
- We will never invade your personal life beyond the facts necessary to zealously
pursue your case.
- We will ensure you are consistently updated about your case, until you
understand each step involved.
- We will never treat you as one of many cases and will prioritize the sensitivity
of your case.
We are a local law firm that takes pride in helping our friends and neighbors
in the community in which we practice. We acknowledge the courage it takes
to come forward regarding sexual assault and are committed to providing
you with an exceptional experience in pursuing justice against those who
have caused you or your loved one harm.
Remember: Attorney-Client communications are kept confidential and never shared with
Employers of the Abuser Can Be Responsible
The individuals committing sexual assault may not be the only one responsible
for your injuries and damages. Employers and organizations who knew, or
who should have known, of the sexual assault may also be liable under
theories of liability such as negligent supervision or negligent hiring.
Sadly, employers and the organizations that harbor sexual predators often
ignore the tell-tale signs that sexual assault is occurring under their
watch, or fail to take immediate action when sexual assault is discovered.
An employer’s acts or omissions in instances of sexual assault can
create liability under the New York Child Victims Act.
Our attorneys at The Russell Freidman Law Group have prosecuted cases resulting
in seven-figure verdicts at trial, and have handled countless cases involving
statutory rape, sexual promotion of a minor, child pornography, and sexual
assault. Let our experienced attorneys at
Russell Friedman Law Group help you obtain the compensation you or your loved one deserves.