What is the Child Victims Act in New York?
Prior to the passage of the NY Child Victims Act, most survivors of child sexual abuse in New York were required to file a civil lawsuit against the defendant only up to the age of 23. Following the passage of this Act in 2019, the statue of limitations for filing a civil action has been substantially extended. Now a civil lawsuit for compensation against the perpetrator of child sexual abuse can be file until the survivor attains the age of 55.
Can organizations be held liable under NY Child Victims Act?
Yes, any institution that works with children and had hired a child sexual abuser as an employee or volunteer might be held liable. Examples of these organizations include private and public schools, churches, day care centers, and the Boy Scouts.
Which types of claims may be filed under the Child Victims Act?
Under the Child Victims Act, any type of claim that occurs due to injuries resulting from a sexual offense committed against a child (or minor) can be filed. The offense may arise by way of intentional tort, ordinary negligence, negligent hiring, and negligent supervision.
Why should you hire a highly rated NY Child Victims Act Attorney like Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq.?
While the Child Victims Act has significantly extended the statute of limitations, making it possible for many more survivors to sue for compensation, it does not reduce the burden of proof that a survivor is required to meet in order to win compensation. Aggressive yet compassionate New York Child Victims attorney “The Bull” Michael S. Lamonsoff has the skills, experience, and resources to build a powerful case to convince the judge and jury about the merits of the survivor’s case. It is best for the survivors to hire attorney Michael Lamosoff as their lawyer in New York and utilize the rights that the new law afford to them to obtain the maximum compensation they rightfully deserve.