As of December 1, 2019, New Jersey passed a law providing new and extended protections for victims of sexual abuse by lengthening the statute of limitations to pursue a civil claim as a result of various sexual abuse related offenses.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law in May of 2019. The new reform measures include:
- A two-year window from enactment for the filing of any civil case alleging adult or minor sexual abuse that occurred in the past
- Those who were sexually abused in the past as minors who miss the two-year filing window will be able to bring their cause of action until the age of 55
- Those 55 and older who allege delays in connecting past abuse to damages will have an opportunity to seek justice through the courts, within seven years from the date they made that connection
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need
If you or a loved one were the victim of sexual abuse in New Jersey, you must act quickly to get the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-LundyLaw today.
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