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Staten Island Catholic Church Sex Abuse Lawyer

Catholic Church sexual abuse victims may be eligible for compensation for their losses. If you’ve suffered abuse, reach out to a sex abuse lawyer for help building your claim. 

We trust clergy members in the Catholic Church with our safety, education, and well-being. Unfortunately, there are predators within the church, and you may have learned this because of the abuse you suffered in the Catholic Church.

You don’t have to accept that abuse. File a lawsuit with the help of our lawyers from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, and we can fight for you. Your Staten Island Catholic Church sex abuse lawyer can represent you so you can focus on your recovery.

Time Limits to Sue for Staten Island Catholic Church Sex Abuse

If you were abused years or decades ago, you may be concerned about your options to file a lawsuit for the sexual abuse you’ve suffered. Fortunately, recent changes to the law—namely the New York Child Victims Act—have made it easier for sex abuse victims to file claims.

Previously, you only had a few years to file a lawsuit, and you were expected to notify the Catholic Church that you were going to sue within a short time. If you didn’t follow these time limits, you were barred from recovering compensation for your claim.

Now, victims are able to file until age fifty-five, and the laws stating you have to notify your abuser before you file have been removed. That gives you more freedom to fight for the compensation you may be owed for your losses.

Compensation for Staten Island Sex Abuse Victims

When you’re sexually abused by a member of a Staten Island Catholic Church, you may be due compensation for your damages, also known as losses, you’ve suffered because of your claim. These damages can be economic or non-economic in nature.

Your economic damages include any financial losses you’ve suffered. For example, if you needed medical treatment after the sex abuse you suffered, your hosptial bills should be covered.

However, much of your damages are likely non-economic, which means you’ve suffered intangible losses such as pain and suffering or emotional trauma. These losses can be more difficult to get compensation for because they don’t have a clear value, like hospital bills. Fortunately, your Catholic Church sex abuse lawyer can help you determine and fight for their full value.

Speak to a Staten Island Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Lawyer

If you’ve suffered sex abuse from within the Catholic Church, you may be eligible for compensation that covers the costs of your losses. That can be difficult if you don’t have experience in the courtroom. You’re probably also worried about facing your abuser, which is natural and expected.

At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we understand the difficulties you may have with your sex abuse claim, both legally and emotionally. That’s why we offer free consultations, during which you can talk to a lawyer before making any decisions about your claim.

Ready to get started with a free consultation? Contact your Staten Island Catholic Church sex abuse lawyer by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by filling out the online form below.

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