Binghamton Sexual Abuse Attorneys
We Represent Victims of Sexual Abuse & Assault
Until recently, many sexual abuse victims were deprived of their right to compensation. However, on February 14, 2019, New York enacted the Child Victims Act, allowing sexual abuse survivors up to the age of 55 to file civil lawsuits against abusers and institutions that harbored them. The new law extends the deadline to bring action in civil courts against sexual predators and provides a one-year look-back period (beginning August 14, 2019) for cases in which the statute of limitations had already expired. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this one-time look-back period has been extended to August 14, 2021, meaning sexual abuse survivors who previously could not bring claims against their abusers now have until this date to do so.
The Binghamton sexual abuse lawyers at The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP are here to answer your questions and help you through the legal process. We understand just how difficult it is to talk about what happened, regardless of when it occurred. Our attorneys offer the highest discretion and sensitivity in these types of cases and can provide the dedicated guidance you need.
Contact us online or call our office today at (607) 600-2748 to request a free and confidential consultation.
Abusers Are Not the Only Ones Who Can Be Held Legally Accountable
A civil sexual abuse lawsuit is different from a criminal sexual abuse or sexual assault case. Rather than punishing the abuser, a civil lawsuit seeks financial compensation for the victim. While nothing can undo the trauma of sexual abuse, financial compensation can assist survivors with financial costs associated with the abuse and provide a much-needed and deserved sense of justice and relief.
Under the New York Child Victims Act, sexual abuse survivors are not only able to hold abusers accountable but can also seek justice against private and public institutions that hired, employed, or otherwise harbored these abusers.
Did you attend any of the following organizations or institutions, and did you suffer sexual assault or unwanted physical contact by a teacher, priest, sports coach, or other staff member?
- St. John the Evangelist School
- Seton Catholic Central School
- Social clubs
- Recreation organizations
- Sporting leagues
- Public schools
If you suffered sexual abuse as a child, our local Binghamton law firm can aggressively pursue a claim against the sexual predator(s) and the organization(s) that harbored them. However, you only have a small window of time to act. If the previous one- to five-year statute of limitations on your sexual abuse case has already expired, you now only have until August 14, 2021 to bring a claim. Do not wait to contact our attorneys to learn more about your rights and options.
We Will Be Your Voice
If you or someone you love was the victim of sexual abuse, you deserve justice. At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, we are devoted to securing this justice on your behalf. We strive to recover the maximum recovery you are owed for your pain and suffering, as well as other damages and losses you endured as a result of the abuse. This may include costs such as medical bills, counseling services, lost income, and more. While we know that no amount of money is enough to negate what you have been through, we also believe that you should not have to simply deal with the devastating consequences of your abuser’s actions on your own. Sexual predators and the institutions that harbor them can—and should—be held accountable, and we can help.
Do not miss your opportunity to seek justice. After the one-time look-back period expires, you could lose your chance to file a civil sexual abuse claim forever. Reach out to our Binghamton sexual abuse attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. The attorneys at The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP have successfully secured seven-figure results in sexual abuse cases throughout New York, and we are ready to fight for you.
Contact us today at (607) 600-2748. There is no fee unless we win your case.
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