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November 25, 2020

Can You Sue Someone for Sexually Abusing You?

Sexual abuse is a traumatic, unforgivable act. Recovery can take years of therapy and healthy coping.  You deserve to hold your abuser to account. Thankfully, New York gives you that opportunity.

If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s actions, you probably want to seek compensation, especially with the help of a lawyer, like the ones at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Victims of sexual abuse can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to achieve a successful outcome for your case.

Suing for Sexual Abuse

If you’ve suffered sexual abuse, your first thought may be about pressing charges, not about a civil lawsuit. Although a criminal trial may bring justice, it won’t compensate you for the losses you’ve suffered for someone else’s actions.

Because of this, you may need to sue, which is now easier under the New York Child Victims Act. If you were a minor when you were sexually abused, you can now sue until you’re fifty-five years old. Your rights to sue for sexual abuse have been expanded, so be sure you talk to your New York sexual abuse lawyer for help.

Compensation for Sexual Abuse

When you’ve been sexually abused, you may be eligible for compensation that covers the losses you’ve suffered from the abuse, also known as damages. These damages can cover both the economic or financial losses you’ve suffered, as well as your non-economic damages.

Non-economic damages may make up a large percent of your compensation, but it can also be difficult to calculate these damages. Pain and suffering, for example, doesn’t have a set value. It’s instead found by calculating the severity of your losses and the relative impact the trauma had on your life.

Call a Sexual Abuse Lawyer for Guidance

If you’ve been sexually abused by another person, you have more options than ever to seek compensation and recover from the suffering you’ve experienced. However, that’s still not easy to do alone, especially when it comes to facing your abuser.

Fortunately, your lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help. We understand how confusing and emotionally painful these claims can be. That’s why we offer guidance, starting with a free claim consultation. There, we can show you what a lawyer can do to help you with your claim.

Ready to get started and fight back for your compensation? Seek out your New York sexual abuse lawyer by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or completing the online contact form for more information.