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 A message from New York City Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawyers: Sexual Predators, Time is Up!

One of New York’s highest-rated personal injury attorneys, Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq. has spent more than 25 years winning cases on behalf of victims of sexual abuse, including rape, sexual assault, sexual molestation, and improper touching. Mr. Lamonsoff is now able to use a new and powerful “tool” in order to bring his clients some form of justice. Namely, in 2019, the Child Victim’s Act and the New Rape Laws were passed to extend the statute of limitations for when victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, and sexual molestation can bring lawsuits for the horrors that they have endured.

Sexual Assault Attorney in New York City

Legal changes mean we can fight for ALL abuse victims

According to Mr. Lamonsoff, a highly experienced sexual abuse lawyer in NYC, all the legislative changes were not just desirable but also necessary because they will enable victims of these unspeakable crimes to finally get a proper chance to tell their story and to pursue justice.

Child survivors of sexual assault may not understand what they have been through. They suffer in silence and may even blame themselves. They don’t have the capacity and experience to understand that they have done nothing wrong. Many times, they don’t even tell their parents for fear of getting punished. Additionally, adult sexual abuse victims often feel ashamed and at fault for the sexual assault and don’t report what has happened to them.

Michael S. Lamansoff, Esq.

NYC Sexual Abuse Attorney, Michael Lamonsoff

New laws offer help for sexual abuse & assault victims

In New York, we are working hard to help sexual abuse victims receive justice. New laws went into effect in 2019 that make it easier for sexual assault victims to press both criminal and civil charges.

In addition, these laws provide survivors of second- and third-degree rape with additional time to file both criminal charges against the abuser and civil actions against the predator and private or public institutions potentially liable for the act.

The “Child Victims Act” (CVA), effective February, 2019:

  • Encourages victims to file a claim for money damages not just against their abusers, but also against any or public and private institutions that could have prevented the abuse and failed to do so.
  • Provides survivors of child sexual abuse, a one year, one-time-only period in which to bring a civil action regardless of how long ago the child sexual abuse occurred or how old they currently are. The one-year period ends on August 13th, 2020.
  • Extends New York’s statutes of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse.
  • Gives survivors until their 28th birthday to bring criminal charges against their sexual abusers.
  • Allows victims to bring civil action any time before they turn 55.

My law firm litigates any kind of case in which somebody has been injured through the negligence of somebody else. Our job is to provide the most aggressive, the most professional and the most unyielding litigation on behalf of my clients.

Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq.

Find an attorney that you can talk to about the abuse

While it is often tough for survivors of violent attacks or injuries to process and communicate their trauma, it can be especially difficult for victims of sexual molestation or abuse to open up about their trauma. And it ultimately may seem unimaginable for the victims abused as children to speak up and face the ones that injured them.

Under these circumstances, sexual abuse survivors need a sexual abuse lawyer in NYC who will understand, approach the matter 100% on their side, with no holds barred, and ready to fight for justice. Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq. is just that attorney.

If you or a loved one have suffered sexual abuse or sexual assault of any kind, sexual abuse and assault lawyers with The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are ready to discuss your case and explain your options.