New York Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault

Sexual assault can come at the hands of authority figures, including clergy, Boy Scout leaders, Coaches, Doctors, Teachers... the list continues on and on. Sadly, many individuals do not report the assault while young, as the perpetrators have such a position of authority that the survivor is too fearful or ashamed to come forward.

New York recently passed the Child Victims Act, which has opened a 2-year window in which adults can file suit against abusers or the organizations which provided the abusers with access to vulnerable children. Prior to the enactment of this law, survivors of childhood sexual abuse had to file a lawsuit before they turned 23, or they would lose the claim forever. Now, regardless of when you were assaulted, you can file a claim, but it is important to keep in mind that the window closes in August of 2020.

As a result of the Child Victims Act, many survivors of a childhood sexual assault are now bringing lawsuits against the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and a host of other institutions, such as education and athletic organizations. If you have been the victim of a childhood sexual assault, and the individual that assaulted you had access due to their inclusion in an institution that gave them access to children, contact the experienced attorneys at Neumann Law Group for a free consultation today.

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