It was a victory for child sexual abuse survivors when New York passed the Child Victims Act (CVA). The CVA allowed survivors of child sexual abuse and a greater amount of time to hold their abusers accountable and receive compensation. Lawsuits under the CVA are important because they hold individuals and institutions responsible for their actions that have caused harm. While you are not required to have an attorney to handle your CVA claim, there are some important reasons why you should consider hiring one.
There can be some complicated issues involved in CVA claims. This is especially true if you are looking to file a claim against an institution. An experienced attorney will be familiar with the issues that come up and will have the knowledge to handle them. Finding an attorney who has handled CVA claims and is familiar not only with the time limitations on those claims, but also with the requirements applicable to bankrupt entities like the Boy Scouts is important. Hiring an experienced attorney will ensure that your rights are protected.
Time to Heal
Reliving the trauma of child sexual abuse can be emotionally very difficult. Handling the details of your case while experiencing intense emotions can make your CVA claim emotionally distressing. If you hire an attorney, they can handle all of the details and give you the time you need to heal. It is important to feel comfortable with your attorney, especially as an adult survivor of sexual abuse where you need to discuss sensitive and emotionally devastating events. Having an attorney handle the details can be very helpful when you’re trying to cope with strong emotions and long repressed memories.
Leveling the Playing Field
Large institutions have attorneys fighting to protect their assets and shield them from the consequences of their failures. Victims deserve representation. Having an experienced attorney can make all the difference.
An Experienced Child Victims Act Attorney Can Help
If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, you should consult with an experienced Child Victims Act attorney. Bonina & Bonina, P.C. has been at the forefront of Child Victims Act litigation. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.