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Sexual Abuse

Garden City Sexual Abuse Attorneys

A New Law Provides a New Chance for Justice for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Under the recently passed New York Child Victims Act, survivors of sexual abuse have an extended timeframe in which to file civil lawsuits against their abusers and/or the institutions that harbored them. Previously, New York law only allowed survivors one to five years to take civil action; once the statute of limitations had expired, survivors were unable to hold their abusers accountable or obtain justice for the suffering they endured. The new law allows a new opportunity for justice—and The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP can help.

From our office in Garden City, we represent sexual abuse survivors throughout New York City and across the state. Your time to file a claim is limited. Do not delay; reach out to our legal team today to learn more about your rights and how our attorneys can help you seek justice.

Call (516) 714-5975 or submit a free online case evaluation form to request your private consultation.

New Deadline to File Civil Sexual Abuse Cases in New York

Prior to the New York Child Victims Act, survivors of sexual abuse who were under the age of 18 when the abuse occurred had a very limited amount of time in which they could bring claims against their abusers. In recognition of the fact that survivors often face immense challenges in speaking out about the abuse they suffered, the new law allows individuals to now file civil lawsuits against perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that negligently hired and/or employed them until the age of 55.

Additionally, the Act granted a one-time, one-year window in which sexual abuse survivors who were previously unable to file claims due to the statute of limitations expiring under the old law could now file lawsuits against their abusers. Initially, this one-time window began on August 14, 2019 and ended on August 14, 2020—but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to file a civil sexual abuse lawsuit for individuals who were previously unable to do so has been extended to August 14, 2021.

We encourage you to act quickly, as you have less than one year to file a claim before this one-time window ends and you are permanently unable to seek justice for past abuse. Get in touch with our Garden City sexual abuse attorneys as soon as possible to learn how we can help.

We Are Your Trusted Legal Advocate

At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, we are proud to have built a reputation based on honesty, integrity, and client service. We understand just how difficult it is to speak out about sexual abuse and the suffering you have endured. This is why we prioritize attentive, communicative legal services and the highest level of sensitivity and confidentiality.

When you trust your case to our team, you can rest assured that we will treat you with respect and professionalism. We will only request evidential details that are critical to the success of your case; our attorneys will never pry into your private life or jeopardize your comfort. All attorney-client communications are entirely confidential and are never shared with third parties.

No Fee Unless We Win

Our firm offers free initial consultations to all new and prospective clients. We also provide all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses from you. Instead, our attorneys’ fees are only paid if and when they succeed in recovering compensation on your behalf. Put simply: if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

There is no risk in discussing your case with a member of our legal team. If you believe you may have a sexual abuse claim in Garden City or the nearby areas, we encourage you to get in touch with The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP as soon as possible.

Please call us at (516) 714-5975 today.

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