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December 1, 2020

NYC Priest Sexual Abuse Lawyer

If you or a family member has suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a priest, you may be entitled to compensation under new state laws. Contact a NYC lawyer to seek compensation for your abuse. 

In the past few decades, new stories have surfaced again and again about sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. These stories have fueled thousands of allegations, court cases, and testimonies against the clergy.

Unfortunately, New York’s laws have prevented many residents from taking action. Hundreds of parents and adults who grew up during the scandals may not have recognized signs of abuse until former laws stated it was too late.

Fortunately, a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you get compensation for your losses now. If you’re considering coming forward with your testimony, your NYC priest sexual abuse lawyer can help you file.

Warning Signs of Priest Abuse

Unfortunately, the warning signs of abuse may have gone unreported throughout the church. The church has a duty to protect vulnerable groups, such as children, from harm within the church, but certain red flags may have been neglected.

Sexual abuse often occurs in private places, so if you or a loved one was taken to a private place by a priest and others noted this, they may be important witnesses for your claim. Other signs include mental trauma symptoms, physical signs of abuse on the child, or inappropriate gift-giving to the child.

If you believe you have evidence that you or your loved one suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a priest, your New York attorney can help. They can review your testimony and all available evidence to help you seek compensation for your mental, emotional and financial damages.

NYC Law May Help Your Claim

In the past, many people have been barred from action because of New York’s old laws on time limits surrounding sexual abuse allegations. Previously, you would only have five years to file your claim. That greatly limited the options available to affected families.

However, new laws signed by Governor Cuomo have recently changed the options for many New York familiesThe former time limits have been expanded to fifty-five years, which means you may have a chance to file a claim against your abuser, even if they’ve since been removed from the church or even died.

Connect with a Priest Sexual Abuse Attorney in NYC

Dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse by a priest can leave you and your family suffering for years after the abuse has ended. The effects can haunt you for the rest of your life. Although compensation can’t change what happened to you, it can serve as a form of justice.

Even if your abuse happened years ago, changing laws in New York means you may now be eligible to file a claim. Starting with a free consultation, your lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can review your story and help you act now.

To learn more about your legal options, reach out for an NYC priest sexual abuse lawyer. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online form below to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation.