The Child Victims Act was signed into law in New York State on February 14, 2019.

Here’s what you should know: 

The law extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases in which the victim was less than 18 years old. The old law barred the victim’s claim by his 23rd birthday. Now the law extends that deadline through the victim’s 55th birthday.

It also protects victims whose claims have expired by providing a look-back period. What’s that? It’s a one-time opportunity that allows victims older than age 55 to file a lawsuit against their abusers only during a one-year period that starts August 14, 2019.

If you were victimized and have questions about your rights, contact us. The Coppola Firm can help.