Long Island Clergy Abuse Lawyer
If your child has suffered because of sexual abuse by a clergy member, you may be eligible for compensation. Seek help from a priest sexual abuse attorney in Long Island for answers to your questions.
As laws and other considerations change, many people are coming forward to talk about the sexual abuse they suffered because of a priest. Sadly, your child might have been one of the people hurt by a predator within the Catholic Church.
Fortunately, you’re not alone in your case, if you seek out a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. The right attorney can provide legal guidance on sexual abuse laws and how much compensation you may be eligible to receive. Seeking out a Long Island clergy abuse lawyer for your child’s case can help your family seek compensation for your suffering.
Responsibility for Clergy Abuse
When your child is injured by a clergy member, you need to first know who’s responsible for their injuries. You might know, however, that the priest responsible for their injuries has since passed away.
In these cases, your family may still be eligible for compensation from the Catholic Church. They’re responsible for ensuring those working for the Church are acting appropriately and safely, so if they fail to take accusations seriously, they may be held responsible for the actions of those within the Church.
If you’re not sure who’s responsible for your child’s suffering, from their physical injuries to their emotional trauma, reach out to a Long Island sexual abuse lawyer. We can help you determine who’s responsible for your family’s suffering.
New York’s Child Victims Act
If some time has passed or if you’ve not acted yet, you might be concerned about your child’s options. Formerly, they had only a few years to file a claim for child sexual abuse in Long Island, and families had fewer options to sue for a minor.
New York’s child victims act changes that. Now, if your child is still under fifty-five years old, they may still be eligible for compensation from their abusers. You also no longer have a short time to notify the Catholic Church about whether you’ll be suing.
Your Long Island priest abuse attorney can help your family understand these changes to the law and how they impact your specific claim. Then, we can help you build a claim and gather the right evidence to support it.
Meet with a Long Island Church Sexual Abuse Lawyer
If your child has suffered because of a sexual predator, it’s important to seek guidance for your claim, so you can help get compensation for your child. However, it’s also tough to fight for compensation from the an institution as large as the Catholic Church.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we understand how tough it can be to get the full compensation your family needs. That’s why we offer guidance, starting with a free consultation in which we’ll discuss your claim and what we can do to help.
If you’re concerned about your child’s future, your Long Island clergy abuse lawyer can help you get the compensation your family needs. Get started with a free claim consult by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by filling out the online form below.