We take every sexual abuse accusation seriously. We want to see people like you get the support and compensation they need to overcome the suffering they’ve experienced because of someone else’s egregious actions.
Because of this commitment to the people, we’ve recently named Church of the Transfiguration Parish in a new sex abuse lawsuit. We’re determined to fight back against abusers and obtain justice for victims. If this sounds like your situation, reach out to us for support and guidance through the civil claims process.
Sexual Abuse in the Church of the Transfiguration Parish
Father Gerald Appleby has recently been accused of committing sexual abuse against minors within the church. The account from our client states he repeatedly abused our client for four years, between 1985 and 1989. The abuse has led to years of suffering without justice, closure, or healing.
Now, our client has a chance to file a claim as an adult and get compensated when they were previously unable to. That includes not just the economic losses suffered because of the abuse, but also the non-economic damages they suffered for decades after the abuse. Now, we want to help more people like our client get compensated for their pain and suffering.
What New York’s Child Victims Act Means for Your Claim
Many sexual abuse victims are worried about their chances to file a lawsuit. They may be concerned they’d waited too long, and now they don’t have a chance to file for damages. Fortunately, the New York Child Victims Act can dispel your biggest fears about filing a claim.
The Child Victims Act extends the deadline to file all the way to fifty-five years old. For a year following the act’s passing, those over fifty-five can also file a lawsuit. This act also raises the deadline to press criminal charges for those still eligible.
The act generally makes it easier for abuse victims to get compensated for their losses. That includes taking out restrictions that made it nearly impossible to recover, such as the notice of claim. This gave you a short deadline to notify the church you planned to sue, so if you didn’t act, you’d be out of luck. Now, you have more time than ever.
File a Clergy Sexual Abuse Claim in New York for Guidance
When you’re hurt by a member of your church, like our client was hurt by the clergy at Church of the Transfiguration Parish, recovery can seem out of reach. Fortunately, you have someone on your side to overcome those losses and get compensation you deserve.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we’re dedicated to helping you overcome your losses caused by sexual abuse. We offer free consultations, so you know how we can help before you commit to working with us. To get started on your claim, talk to a New York sexual abuse lawyer by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the following online contact form.