What the Child Victims Act Means for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

For survivors of childhood sexual abuse, the long-term effects can be devastating. The mental and emotional scars can last a lifetime. Holding sexual abusers accountable for their actions can bring some closure to survivors and compensation in a civil lawsuit can help victims cover the costs of treatment and counseling that may allow them to move forward in their lives. Read more

Victims of Child Sexual Abuse Don’t Come Forward

The passage of the Child Victims Act has put the plight of childhood sexual abuse victims in the forefront of many New Yorkers’ minds. The Act extends the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse survivors to seek justice against their attackers, which is very important given the fact that many survivors don’t come forward with stories of their abuse until it is too late. According to theNational Center for Victims of Crime, it is difficult to determine the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse because it often goes unreported. However, it is estimated that 1 in 5 girls Read more

Child Victims Act Allows Survivors to Seek Justice

Today New York passed the Child Victims Act, which makes important changes to the law in order to allow the victims of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to sue their attackers and the institutions that allowed the abuse to take place.  Read more

How to Prepare for Your Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer

The experienced attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C., offer free consultations to prospective clients. During the consultation, we will review the details of your injury and determine whether we believe you have a case to pursue compensation. Being prepared for this consultation can be very helpful to all involved and make the process more efficient. Read more