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Hamburg Injury Lawyers Proudly Serving Throughout Western New York and the Southern Tier
At Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP, our mission is to deliver the finest quality legal representation while providing clients with the personal attention they deserve.
Bringing Forward a Claim Under the Child Victims Act
According to the new Child Victims Act enacted on August 14, 2019, you have until your 55th birthday to file a claim against a pastor, coach, scout leader, teacher or the organizations they were affiliated or working with. Even if the perpetrator has passed away, you can still bring a claim against that organization. If you are currently age 55 or over, you will have one year from the enactment date, or until August 14, 2020, to bring a claim for any past sex abuse you endured. This small window of time is to reopen the possibility of bringing claims for those whose statute of limitations expired years ago. Even if you had previously made a claim in the past which was denied, you can now reopen the case under this new law. The Child Victims Act applies to any victim of sexual abuse who was under 18 years old when the abuse occurred.
These older claims require a substantial amount of investigation, so the quicker you can get us involved the better. If you are worried about your name being publicized, we can file your claim in a manner in which you remain anonymous. If you feel like you consented to the abuse, that does not mean you do not have a claim. Under the law you are incapable of consent until you are 18 years old. Consent by a minor is not a defense to sex abuse. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR SEX ABUSE!
Our lawyers have extensive legal experience in matters related to Sexual Abuse and personal injury. Ninety-five percent of our legal practice is devoted to litigation.
We are proud of our victories and of the client loyalty our success has earned. Indeed, the growth of our firm is in large part due to word-of-mouth referrals from our many satisfied clients. We have relied on our personal commitment, dedication to client satisfaction, and persistence to build a client base which now exceeds 12,000. For years, we’ve been ensuring that local Western New York residents receive sound representation. Using our vast legal experience, the latest technology, persistence, and determination, we will achieve success for you and your family.
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Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP
5113 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 648-3030
Fax: (716) 648-0810