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Child Victims Act

People of any age who were victimized as children now have a one-year window to file assault claims. 

Prior to August 14, 2019, New York had some of the shortest statutes of limitations in the nation with regard to bringing suit against child sex offenders. That all changed when Governor Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law, empowering victims of any age to seek prosecution against their abusers.

This window closes on August 13, 2019, so if you or someone you know is a survivor, it is important to begin filing proceedings now. Watch our informational video to find out more about the Child Victims Act and what you can do to take action.

The New York court system is expecting an influx of cases, with 45 judges designated to hear them. Large institutions that have been involved in scandals for years stand to take the brunt of the lawsuits. School districts, churches, youth organizations, and cultural institutions who employed sexual predators can be found negligent in addition to the abusers themselves. This opens up some potentially deep pockets to victims, allowing them the opportunity for financial compensation for their pain and suffering.

To find out if you have a case that may qualify for compensation, contact Langsam Law, LLP via our form below to request a special video report.