The Child Victim’s Act in New York has been front-page news as thousands of child sexual abuse cases have been filed against churches, schools, and organizations such as the Boy Scouts. There are thousands of survivors across the state who may be entitled to compensation for the abuse they sustained as children. However, if you are a survivor of sexual abuse, you may be wondering if you need an attorney. You also may be wondering what type of attorney you should be looking for. Here are some important things to consider.
While a survivor can seek compensation from their abuser, they should also consider going after the organizations that potentially enabled the abuse. These defendants can include organizations such as a church or a school. An experienced attorney can help you determine who may be liable for your injuries. Once defendants have been established, then it is important to note that these entities will most likely have law firms and attorneys on their side. Therefore, it is important to work with an attorney who can effectively represent your interests.
Trust and Experience
Child sex abuse cases can be complex. Therefore, it is important to work with an attorney who has experience handling these cases. If other clients have trusted the attorney to handle their case, then it is likely that you can trust that attorney as well. An experienced and trusted attorney will know the steps that are necessary and the evidence required for a successful case. They will also have experience in negotiations and dealing with insurance companies on your behalf.
When trusting an attorney with your child sex abuse case, it is important to find someone who is compassionate. The details of your case can be sensitive, and you want to work with an attorney you can trust and feel comfortable talking to. You also want an attorney who will treat you as a person and not just a case number. Once you have a trusted and compassionate attorney handling your case, you can take the time you need to heal.
Contact a Child Victim’s Act Attorney
If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, you should consult with an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C., have been at the forefront of child victim’s act litigation and can evaluate your case for free. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.