Sexual Abuse And Assault Attorney
Serving survivors in New York and Connecticut
For nearly 40 years our firm has had success in achieving financial compensation for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Recovering fair compensation requires an experienced attorney.
Perpetrators of sexual assault and abuse include health care providers, clergy, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and relatives. All too often sexual predators seek out the most vulnerable in society: children, mentally challenged, elderly, and the sick. When children are outside the supervision of parents they are often an easy target of such predators. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under 18-years-old is a victim of sexual abuse or assault. This statistic may underestimate the extent of the problem because many cases go unreported.
Navigating the Legalities of Sexual Assault and Abuse
If you, a child, or a loved one is a victim of sexual abuse, let our office seek financial compensation for you. All too often the perpetrator has no assets to pay an award. Not only will the perpetrator face liability, but also so may the organization where the perpetrator was employed or affiliated, be it a school, religious organization, corporation, or governmental entity, to name a few examples. Navigating through the intricacies of insurance coverage and time deadlines to file suit requires an aggressive, experienced attorney.
In New York the Child Victims Act helps survivors of childhood sexual abuse by extending the statute of limitations for civil claims so that survivors can file a claim until they are 55 years old. Contact our offices for a consultation on your situation.
In Connecticut, the deadline for a civil lawsuit to recover financial compensation is 30 years from the date the survivor attains the age of 18. We will assist you pursue financial recovery, regardless of when the abuse occurred and who committed it.
The consequences of these crimes are profound and permanent: 81% of women and 35% of men report post-traumatic stress. Childhood sexual abuse has been correlated with higher levels of depression, guilt, shame, self-blame, eating disorders, somatic concerns, anxiety, dissociative patterns, repression, denial, sexual problems, and relationship problems.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
If you, a child, or a loved one is a victim of sexual abuse or assault, contact our law office for a free consultation. We will advise you of your rights and legal options at no cost.
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline:
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP):