New York Sexual Abuse Victim Lawyer

Fighting For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Edelman & Edelman, P.C., has a special unit devoted to representing sexual abuse survivors — some as young as five years old — who have been sexually assaulted while at school, while participating in a school-sanctioned activity, or while being mentored by an institutional leader. These cases are typically brought by a child's parent or guardian against the instituation or the school district and board of education.

Our New York sexual abuse victim lawyers have had a great deal of success proving such issues as negligent hiring, negligent training and/or negligent supervision as direct causes of the abuse — and the resulting harm to the child — in cases involving sexual abuse. Our lawyers vigorously pursue maximum compensation on behalf of your child while making every effort to minimize any further trauma.

With the passing of the New York Child Victims Act, the law opens a new window allowing survivors of sexual abuse to bring claims. The window is limited so contact us immediately if you questions, or read the full text of the Child Victim Act for additional details.

Handling Your Case With Sensitivity And Discretion

Our New York sexual abuse victim lawyers are mindful that these cases require great sensitivity to the adult survivor, child, and parents' need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the process. We also understand that the harm children suffer is most often internal with psychological manifestations potentially affecting all aspects of their lives. We know how to build a compelling case to show the full extent of the harm you or your child has suffered and how to secure maximum compensation.

Edelman & Edelman, P.C., also recognizes that to properly represent these victims, the survivors future psychological counseling needs must be provided for. We know that the deleterious effects from sexual assaults can have lasting, often permanent, effects, which require significant monetary contributions from the institution, school district, board of education or a governmental agency.

Our New York sexual abuse victim lawyers are prepared to represent you or your child in cases involving sexual abuse at the hands of any assailant, including:

  • Clergy
  • Priests
  • Ministers
  • Rabbis
  • Mentors
  • Boy Scout leaders
  • Doctors
  • Youth group volunteers
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • School counselors
  • Administrators
  • Custodians
  • Fellow students

If you or your child has been the survivor/victim of a sex crime at the hands of school official or a similar party, you only have a certain amount of time under the law to file your claim. It is important that you act quickly to ensure that you or your child's interests are protected. In every case, we make it our personal goal to see that all negligent parties are held accountable. We diligently seek full compensation for the harm your child has suffered and the care he or she will require both now and in the future.

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Learn More About What We Can Do To Help Protect A Survivors Interests

We invite you to contact our New York City personal injury office to discuss you or your child's sexual abuse case with an attorney. Our New York sexual abuse victim attorneys make it our personal mission to see that all negligent parties are held accountable and that you or your child receives the compensation necessary to accommodate all current and future needs. Please call 212-235-1197 or contact us via email to schedule a free initial consultation.