Were you abused by an adult as a child? Our Hamburg sexual abuse attorneys will work hard to hold your abuser and organization accountable. Call today for a free consultation.
If you have been the victim of a heinous crime such as sexual abuse, please take solace in the fact that we are here for you and will support you on your journey to legal justice. We understand that you are probably in a place emotionally that is causing you great stress and negativity and you may wonder if you’re ready to take on something like this. Please know that you are in full control of your legal claim. We will pursue this only if you are sure you want to. Also, anything that you disclose to us is held in the strictest of confidence. You do not have to worry about your privacy. If you are looking for legal justice and you want to talk to one of our experienced Hamburg sexual abuse attorneys, please call us today for a free consultation.
Hamburg Sexual Abuse Attorneys| New Statute of Limitations
According to the new child victims act that will be enacted in August of 2019, you will have one year from that date to bring a claim for any past abuse that you have endured. This small window of time is to reopen the possibility of bringing claims for those whose statute of limitations may have already expired perhaps years and years ago. There is also a new statute of limitations for victims of childhood sex abuse from a pastor, coach, or teacher. In years past, you would have until the age of 23 to bring a claim. That is extended now to the age of 25 to bring a misdemeanor charge, 28 if you want to bring a criminal charge against your abuser, or the age of 55 if you want to pursue a civil claim.
Hamburg Sexual Abuse Attorneys | Helping Clergy Abuse Victims Recover
It might seem wrong to bring a claim against a church, school, or organization but if your human rights have been violated by a clergy member, this is not only morally just, but it is something you can do to recover. Of course, with a civil suit you are looking to recover a monetary amount which might not seem like justice to you, but it is also a chance to point to your abuser and say that what they did was wrong. There have been many victims throughout NYS thus far who have pursued a civil suit to tell the diocese that this abuse is not tolerable and should be put to an end. Please call our Hamburg sexual abuse attorneys today to find out how we can get to work to fight for your justice.