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Your Guide to Sexual Abuse Cases in New York

Why Choose TopDog Law for Your
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In New York, trust and safety are paramount. TopDog Law understands that confronting instances of sexual abuse can be emotionally challenging. We recognize that while your pain may be silent, the effects that abuse committed against you or a loved one can have on your life, your relationships, and your finances speak loud and clear to the fact that justice must be done. Our law firm is here to prioritize your needs and make sure that you don’t have to be silent — we’re here to see that you are empowered to live your best life and obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. 

As dedicated New York sexual abuse lawyers, we vow to protect your rights, ensure that your voice is heard, and that perpetrators are brought to justice. With our unparalleled dedication and unwavering compassion, we aim to turn pain into power, helping survivors like you reclaim their lives.

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At TopDog Law, we go beyond offering legal counsel; we serve as a pillar of support during some of life’s most challenging moments.  Our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of New York laws pertaining to sexual abuse. We leverage this knowledge to develop strategic legal approaches tailored to the specifics of your case. 

With TopDog Law on your side, you gain access to a network of resources. From counselors to support groups, we guide you toward the assistance you may need during this tumultuous time. Beyond the resources that we can offer, your privacy and security matter to us. Our initial consultations are not only free but are also handled with the highest level of discretion. 

By choosing TopDog Law, you’re opting for a practical, compassionate, and dedicated path to justice. Allow us to shoulder the legal complexities so you can focus on healing and rebuilding.

The Reality of Sexual Abuse Cases in New York

In New York, over 100 accounts of sexual violence are reported every year on average. However, we know that many more instances of sexual abuse, assault, and other related acts occur routinely and are largely underreported. We understand that victims of sexual abuse have many reasons for not reporting an incident. However, we firmly believe in giving survivors the option to pursue legal recourse for the harm that was done to them, and will firmly stand by you as your attorneys, bolstering your claim and making sure that your story is heard. 

Who Can Be Liable for Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is a grievous violation, and survivors deserve justice from not only the direct perpetrators but also from the institutions and entities that enabled or turned a blind eye towards such heinous acts. New York laws provide avenues to hold various entities accountable.

Some of the entities you may hold liable in a sexual abuse lawsuit include: 

  • Employers, businesses, and non-profit organizations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities 
  • Churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious entities
  • Daycare centers, youth clubs, or scout organizations 
  • Hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions

The Child Victims Act in New York

The Child Victims Act (CVA) was signed into law in 2019 and brings significant changes to how the state handles sexual abuse cases, extending the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse. Under the Act, survivors can file a civil lawsuit against their abuser or the institution that may have enabled the abuse until they reach the age of 55. Before this act, the age limit was considerably lower.

The Child Victims Act also opened a one-year “look-back” window, which began on August 14, 2019, and was later extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This window allowed survivors of any age to come forward with civil lawsuits against their abusers or the institutions involved, regardless of when the abuse occurred.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable about how state law may impact your case specifically and will thoroughly investigate all potential avenues for compensation to see that your case receives the most positive outcome possible.

The implications of the Child Victims Act are profound for survivors seeking justice. For many, the previous statute of limitations had forced them into silence, leaving them unable to pursue legal action against their perpetrators. By extending the age limit and providing a “look-back” window, the CVA acknowledged the long-term psychological and emotional impacts of child sexual abuse. Often, survivors take years, if not decades, to process their trauma and gather the courage to come forward. This legislation represents a more empathetic and understanding approach, recognizing the unique challenges faced by survivors. With the right legal guidance, many are now finding the opportunity to seek reparation and closure.

Compensation in Sexual Abuse Cases

At TopDog Law, we believe that every survivor has the right to pursue justice and obtain the compensation they deserve. While no amount of money can truly compensate for the emotional and psychological scars left by sexual abuse or assault, obtaining financial compensation can play a critical role in aiding the healing process and ensuring that survivors have the necessary resources to rebuild their lives. 

In New York, victims of sexual abuse have the right to seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages, earnings, and income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • And more

How Your New York Sexual Attorney Will Help

Our experienced attorneys stand ready to provide pivotal assistance during these trying times, ensuring a smoother and more navigable journey for survivors.

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Handling Your Claim With Care

The complexities of the legal world can seem insurmountable, especially for survivors grappling with trauma. Our attorneys are well-versed in New York's sexual abuse laws and will guide you through each pivotal stage. From the initial filing of your claim to representing you in the courtroom, your attorney will ensure every procedural step aligns with your rights.

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Collecting Vital Evidence

To substantiate a sexual abuse claim, presenting compelling evidence is crucial. Our team will shoulder this responsibility, making sure all necessary evidence—from medical documents to witness statements—is amassed to fortify your case. Our experience in evidence gathering can be a game-changer in solidifying a favorable case outcome.

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Securing Maximum Compensation

While financial compensation cannot erase the trauma of sexual abuse, it can offer a measure of relief in the healing journey. Your attorney will strive relentlessly to ascertain you receive the full compensation you deserve, considering both immediate and potential future impacts. Their adept negotiation skills become indispensable, especially when confronting insurance entities or organizations keen on limiting compensation.

Contact TopDog Law for a Free and Confidential Consultation

Our team recognizes the courage it takes to come forward, and we’re here to stand beside you, guiding you every step of the way. Let us help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, working diligently to secure the justice and peace you deserve. Choose TopDog Law – where your trust meets our commitment. Contact us or CALL (888) 778-1197 for your free consultation with no obligation. 

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