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New York Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Sex abuse within the church is devastating. If you were a victim, you probably have trouble talking about it, let alone taking legal action. Unfortunately, that means many people who have a viable New York clergy sex abuse lawsuit never filed a claim.
If you experienced sexual abuse because of a member of the New York clergy, you have a chance to get compensation for your losses. At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we’re ready to act, so you can get the compensation you need for your losses.
New York Laws Can Affect Your Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuit
When you’re hurt by a clergy member, it’s important to understand the laws you’re dealing with before you file a claim. Fortunately, the New York Child Victims Act makes it easier for you to act now on your clergy sex abuse lawsuit.
The act gives New Yorkers much more time to file a lawsuit or press charges. You can open a criminal case until you’re twenty-eight, and your civil claim is an option until you’re fifty-five. Even if you were too late by previous standards, you may be able to file now.
Generally, these laws make it easier for you to file a New York clergy sex abuse claim for your losses. That way, sex abuse victims have more chances to act on their claim.
How a New York Clergy Sex Abuse Lawyer Can Help You Get Compensated
When you’re hurt because of a clergy member, even the new laws may not make you feel better. You may fear facing your abuser, or you may be worried about getting the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
Fortunately, New York’s Child Victims Act makes a big difference for current clergy sex abuse lawsuits. Now, you can sue until you’re fifty-five, and if you act before August 2020, you may be able to file a lawsuit even if you’re older. This is true even if you didn’t file a notice of claim, which is no longer required, and even if the clergy member who abused you has since passed away.
Seek Justice with a New York Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Seeking compensation for a clergy sex abuse lawsuit can be difficult if you don’t have legal experience. You may not have the tools you need to act now against the Catholic Church. Fortunately, your lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP has those tools.
Our attorneys understand that you’re in a difficult position and that you may be eligible for compensation that covers the damages you’ve suffered. That’s why we offer free consultations for those struggling to face their claim. If you’ve been hurt by a clergy member, we can start by talking with you about your claim before you commit to working with us.
If you’re considering a New York clergy sex abuse lawsuit, get the answers you need for your claim from a lawyer. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below for guidance.