Child sex abuse victims in New York – who want to file a lawsuit against their abusers – are breathing a sigh of relief.
And here’s why:
The child victims act — which finally passed in 20-19… Extended the statute of limitations for pursuing child sex abuse cases. For those over the age of 55, it lifted the statute of limitations temporarily. The act gave those survivors a one-year grace period to come forward and file a civil case against their abuser, and any related institutions.
The grace period was set to expire in August… But because of the Covid-19 outbreak, courts were closed and new lawsuits were banned. Victims feared they would be shut out of taking legal action. Thankfully, the state of New York has now extended the deadline, 5 months, until February 20-21, 2021.
But the clock is still ticking – and time is of the essence.
If you were sexually abused as a child in New York, and have never pursued a case, don’t wait. Call the Long Island personal injury offices of Alonso Krangle.
We wanted to express our thank you to you for the wonderful job you did with our daughter’s case. You are a true professional and we are thankful that you are the one who helped us all through this. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to have on our daughter’s side.