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Sexual Abuse Attorney
In Albany, NY
More people than you might think are victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Indeed, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), as many as 60,000 children are victimized by sexual abuse every year, while more than 320,000 people aged 12 and older in the U.S. are sexually assaulted or raped. At Powers & Santola, LLP, we know how difficult it can be to consider filing a lawsuit after surviving a violent crime, but we also believe that survivors of sexual abuse and assault deserve the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable and to seek financial compensation for their losses.
New York recently passed a law concerning child sexual abuse, which gives victims more time to file a civil lawsuit. In addition, New York law permits survivors of sexual abuse and assault to file civil claims against the abuser and any other party who may be responsible. However, you must act quickly. Albany sexual abuse claims must be filed within a limited period of time, and an Albany sexual assault lawyer can assist you.
On August 3, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed additional legislation extending the look-back window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act by a full year and claims can now be filed under the Child Victims Act until the end of the day on August 13, 2021.
Types Of Sexual Abuse & Assault
Claims In Albany
A person who has been sexually abused or assaulted should learn more about the different types of civil claims for which they may be eligible. Generally speaking, most sexual abuse and assault claims in Albany will fall into one of the following categories:
There may be additional situations in which a person can file a civil lawsuit for a sexual assault. For instance, an employer’s failure to properly conduct a background check on an employee could result in the employer being liable for the employee’s behavior. If you have questions about filing a civil lawsuit after sexual abuse or assault, you should discuss your concerns with an Albany sexual abuse lawyer.
Contact A Sexual Abuse
Lawyer In Albany
If you or someone you love was the victim of sexual assault or abuse, it is important to learn more about the options that may be available to you. Cases involving sexual abuse and sexual assault are not just criminal cases. While criminal charges can subject an abuser or perpetrator to criminal penalties, a civil lawsuit can allow a victim to seek financial compensation for losses. An experienced and compassionate Albany sexual assault attorney can assist with your case. Contact Powers & Santola, LLP to learn more about the services we provide to plaintiffs in New York.
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