Manhattan Clergy Abuse Lawyer
If you’ve suffered sexual abuse because of a clergy member, you may have grounds to sue for your losses. Reach out for help from a Manhattan sexual abuse attorney, who can guide you through your legal options.
Many of us trust priests and other clergy members for our spiritual needs. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they always have your best interests at heart. Many people have suffered sexual abuse because of Catholic priests, and you may be one of the people now seeking compensation for the suffering caused by a once-trusted individual.
Because your claim can be so difficult, both legally and emotionally, you may need the help of a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Your Manhattan clergy abuse lawyer can help you get compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered.
Responsibility for Brooklyn Sexual Abuse
One of your first questions may be about who’s responsible for your injuries. You know who harmed you, but you may not be sure who to seek financial compensation from. In some cases, the priest who caused your suffering may have died, which makes you think you’re out of options.
Even if your abuser has died, you have a chance to file a claim. The Catholic Church has been found responsible for many abuse claims due to their failure to protect many children from sexual abuse by failing to report reasonable suspicion of abuse. Because of that, the Church may be the ones to pay for the emotional trauma the abuse caused.
The New York Child Victims Act
If some time has passed since your childhood abuse in Manhattan, you may be concerned about your options to file. New York’s laws were much stricter until recently, leaving many people unable to file a claim for sexual abuse within the Catholic Church shortly after they became adults.
Now, though, that’s changing. New York recently passed the Child Victims Act, which makes it easier to file. Now, you’re able to file until you’re fifty-five, and you may have a short window to file a claim even if you’re over fifty-five.
It’s easier in general to file, removing many of the barriers that prevented people from filing their abuse claims sooner. Reach out to your clergy abuse lawyer about your claim if you were unable to file and are seeking compensation now.
Talk to a Manhattan Sexual Abuse Attorney
Your experiences in the Catholic Church may have involved sexual abuse, emotional trauma, and legal barriers to legal justice. You may have suffered abuse decades ago but were unable to file at the time, which left you without closure for your Manhattan sexual abuse.
Now, law changes have made it easier to obtain the compensation you deserve for clergy abuse. At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we’re prepared to help you file a claim in New York courts. You may be seeking closure and justice, and your claim can help you get that.
If you’ve been sexually abused by a priest, reach out to a Manhattan clergy abuse lawyer for a free, no-obligation consultation about your claim. Give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the online form below for your claim consult.