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Long Island Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers
If you suffered child sexual abuse at any time, new laws now make it easier for you to secure compensation for your suffering. If you’ve suffered because of this abuse, reach out to a Long Island lawyer to discuss your options.
Sexual abuse as a child can alter many parts of your life permanently. Your self-image, personal relationships, and your mental health may be permanently affected by this assault. Because of this, many people are due compensation for their abuse, but may not have received it.
Fortunately, the Child Victims Act has made it easier for people to get compensation for their suffering, even if years have passed since the abuse. If you’re considering a lawsuit, seek out a Long Island child sexual abuse lawyer for help. The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can guide you through your claim.
Your Options for a Sexual Abuse Claim
Before these new laws came into effect, you might have had limited options to file. The statute of limitation, or time limit, for child sexual abuse claims was only five years. That time limit didn’t start until the minor turned eighteen, but it required action before they turned twenty-three.
Now, though, the Child Victims Act has changed those time frames. In response to the abuse cases arising from the Catholic Church, many victims are now able to act until they turn fifty-five. You may even have options for a claim if you’re over that limit, as this act also sets out a short window to file.
How Your Long Island Attorney Can Help
However, there’s a difference between knowing about this act and acting on it. Unfortunately, many people are afraid that they don’t have the resources to prove that they deserve compensation for their mental trauma and emotional trauma.
Fortunately, that’s where your Long Island lawyer can step in. The right lawyer can help you seek out evidence, which may include witness testimony, physical evidence, and other evidence. Seeking out evidence, especially for claims that happened decades ago, can be difficult without help. Fortunately, we can provide that help.
We can also guide you during your time in court. We understand that you’re under a lot of strain and facing a personal, difficult case. Fortunately, we can be there to help you face your trauma and seek compensation from your abuser.
Contact a Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Long Island
When you’ve been abused by a trusted adult, it’s tough to take action and get the help you need. Many abuse victims don’t seek out the help they need because they fear their abusers or fear that they won’t be believed.
Fortunately, you have options. At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we understand how difficult these claims are, which is why we offer free consultations for those dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse as a child. You may have options you didn’t know about before this act, so it’s important to act now to secure maximum compensation.
Your Long Island child sexual abuse lawyer is ready to help. To begin, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the online contact form below.