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December 1, 2020

Brooklyn Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer

If you’ve suffered through child sexual abuse by a priest or other trusted adult, you may have grounds for compensation. Reach out for help from an experienced Brooklyn attorney. 

Child sexual abuse is a major issue that many involved in the Catholic Church have suffered from firsthand. The Archdiocese of New York have even published a list of more than 100 priests with credible, known accusations against them. Sadly, there may be even more involved than haven’t yet come forward.

If you’ve been victimized by a priest, you may have an opportunity to seek compensation for your mental and emotional damages. The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you, now that the laws on sexual abuse have changed. Talk to your Brooklyn child sexual abuse lawyer for the help you need getting your compensation.

Changes to New York Law on Child Abuse

For some time, New York’s abuse laws limited your time to file a claim to, at most, five years. That means you or your family would have to move quickly in order to take action for your abuse, which means many families didn’t have the time or resources to act.

Now, New York’s Child Victims Act has changed these limits. Now, the length of time has been extended. Now, you may be able to act until you reach fifty-five, and even minors may have more options for compensation than before.

Your New York attorney can help you understand exactly how these laws could affect your claim. If you’re concerned about whether you can still file, reach out for guidance on your claim.

Compensation for Brooklyn Abuse Survivors

Calculating the compensation you’re owed for child sexual abuse can be difficult. Unlike many other injury claims, most of your damages are non-economic, which means that the compensation you’re due comes from the mental and emotional suffering you’ve endured.

These losses are intangible, but that doesn’t make them less important. Sexual abuse can leave you suffering for years after the inital abuse, which impacts your quality of life.

For example, you likely suffered emotional harm because of their actions, which has since impacted your life and your family. Pain and suffering damages might also be available for you, as well as damages due to the loss of society, as you might have then been distanced from peers and mentors within the church.

If you’ve suffered losses because of your abuse, but you’re not sure where to begin, your attorney will have the tools you need to calculate these losses.

Seek Out a Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Brooklyn

Filing a sexual abuse claim is difficult because it often brings up traumas that may have gone unaddressed for some time. Fortunately, now that New York laws are changing, you have an opportunity to hold your abuser to account with your lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.

Starting with a free consultation, we can help you secure compensation and closure for the trauma you’ve been put through. If you’re not sure where to begin, your lawyer can review the changes in the laws and represent you at each stage of the process.

If you’re ready to seek compensation, contact a Brooklyn child sexual abuse lawyer for help. Give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online contact form when you’re ready.