New York Adult Survivors Act
On November 24, 2022, New York victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment will have a one-year window to bring civil claims, notwithstanding the expiration of the statute of limitations on their claims. This landmark legislation, known as the Adult Survivors Act, has been hailed by advocates for survivors of sexual violence as an important step toward addressing systemic issues surrounding sexual assault and harassment. This law follows the Child Victims Act, enacted in 2019, protecting child sexual abuse survivors.
The Adult Survivors Act is a critical step forward in efforts to address the pervasive culture of abuse in our society. In some cases, individuals have also suffered domestic violence. By giving victims a voice and providing them with legal recourse to hold perpetrators accountable, we can help support them in their recovery and prevent future harm. Additionally, insurers who wrote insurance policies may have exposure to claims under the new law.
If you or someone you know has experienced assault, rape or harassment, it is important to seek support and guidance from qualified legal professionals who can help you navigate the Adult Survivors Act process and ensure that your rights are protected. Contact our attorneys for a free and confidential conversation to discuss your case and whether you have a claim under the act.