Determining Lost Wages in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you’ve most likely incurred damages that include lost wages. Any money you lost because your injury forced you to remain out of work for a period of time is considered lost wages. In addition, you may lose wages in the future if your injury was serious. Determining the amounts of these lost wages can sometimes be a complicated matter. Read more

The Long-term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Victims of childhood sexual abuse can experience devastating long-term consequences that require years of treatment. These effects can manifest themselves psychologically as well as physically. This is especially true for individuals who have waited a long time to come forward about their abuse and have not sought treatment. Some of the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse can include: Read more

The Importance of the Child Victims Act “Look Back” Provision

Passage of the Child Victims Act in the New York legislature is an important victory for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It extends the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases to the age of 28 in criminal cases and age 55 in civil cases. Another important part of the new law is the one-year look-back provision. This provision allows a one-time only opportunity for victims who would otherwise not be able to pursue claims against their abusers because of the statute of limitations. The look-back provision faced significant opposition from religious and civic organizations. Read more

Resources for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Childhood sexual abuse can leave a survivor with deep scars. The mixture of confusion, shame, anger, and depression can take decades to work through. Childhood sexual abuse is far too common, and unfortunately, many survivors never come forward. Survivors shouldn’t have to suffer alone. If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse whether it was at the hands of a family member, a teacher, a coach, a clergy person, or another trusted individual there are resources available to get you the help you need. Read more