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.
The Act also creates a limited one-year window during which adult survivors whose claims would otherwise be time barred can file a civil suit. The one-year revival period is open now, running from August 14, 2019 through August 14, 2020. During the revival period, claims are revived regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.
If you were victimized and have questions about your rights, contact us. The Coppola Firm can help.