Queens Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered child sexual abuse by a priest? You may be entitled to compensation. Speak to a Queens child sexual abuse lawyer for more information about your claim.
Many people have suffered abuse at the hands of people they trust, whether that’s parents, teachers, or even religious leaders. The scandals within the Catholic Church have illustrated that. Now, though, more people are able to take action, obtain compensation, and gain some closure over their claim.
If you were sexually abused as a child, your lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you seek compensation. With a Queens child sexual abuse lawyer by your side, you have a better chance to seek the full compensation you deserve.
You May Have Grounds for a Claim
In the wake of a child sexual abuse case, it can be tough to know whether you have a claim. You might be concerned about a lack of evidence, for example. Although some groups accused of sexual abuse have stepped forward with lists of the accused, it can still be tough to file.
Fortunately, your lawyer can review what evidence is available of child sexual abuse. They can also review what types of compensation you’re owed for that abuse. That compensation should cover both the financial and the mental suffering you’ve experienced because of your abuser’s actions. Although a sexual abuse claim can feel overwhelming, the right lawyer can give you the guidance you need and the closure you deserve.
New York’s Child Victims Act
In past years, New York law has limited the amount of time you have to act on a sexual abuse claim. Before, you only had five years to act as an adult, or until you were twenty-three.
Unfortunately, that limited many families. Between these time limits and the trauma of sexual abuse, many families weren’t able to file on time.
New York’s Child Victims Act changes that. Now, your time limit has increased. Even if the abuse happened decades ago, you may have grounds to file. You should be able to file until you reach the age of fifty-five, which should give you the time you need for your claim.
Even if you’re older than fifty-five, speak to your Queens lawyer anyway. There’s also a one-year lookback period. That means, if your claim was previously denied or dismissed, you may still have a chance to file a claim.
Contact a Queens Lawyer about Your Child Sexual Abuse Claim
If you’ve suffered sexual abuse as a child, you don’t have to face your trauma without guidance and compensation. While some time may have passed, you might now have a chance to act and seek out more compensation for your losses.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we understand that child sexual abuse is a difficult, emotional subject, and it can be hard to bring a claim forward, even with these new laws. That’s why we offer free consultations, where we’ll discuss your claim before you sign or agree to anything. That way, you know how we can help and what we can do for your claim first.
To begin, reach out to your Queens child sexual abuse lawyer for help. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or completing the contact form below when you’re ready.