Defending the Rights of Individuals Who’ve Been Sexually Abused By Priests/Clergy in New York
It has come to light, in the past few decades, that there are thousands of children and young people who have been sexually assaulted by priests and/or other clergy. The reality is that some of these child predators are adults trusted to teach, mentor, and guide children. Children and young people are vulnerable to sexual abuse at school, at camp, and even at religious institutions.
At one point, it was almost impossible to believe that a priest would engage in the egregious and unlawful act of sexually abusing a child. However, over the past three decades, such allegations have become widespread. Sexual abuse can and often does irreparably damage a young person’s well-being and psychological development. It could take years of extensive and costly therapy for a victim of sexual abuse to overcome psychological distress. If you or your child were a victim of sexual abuse, seek legal recourse. But you must act as soon as possible. Our sexual abuse attorneys can help. We represent victims of sexual abuse by priests and/or clergy in New York City, Long Island, and Upstate New York.
The Child Victims Act
Often, victims take a long time to confront their oppressor(s) or speak out regarding their trauma. In response to the ongoing nature of the trauma, Governor Cuomo signed into law the “Child Victims Protection and Accountability Act,” or the Child Victims Act. The act extends the statute of limitations for child victims who have been sexually abused, assaulted, or molested while under the age of 18. Child victims will have the ability to make claims until they reach age of 55. Additionally, for a short window of time, any person who has been sexually abused, assaulted, or molested under the age of 18 can bring a claim against their victimizer (regardless of their age or how long ago the abuse occurred). This is why it is important to act as soon as possible by contacting an attorney with experience handling cases of sexual assault. The New York City Sexual Abuse Attorneys at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., are here to help victims in the Five Boroughs, Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, and Westchester County. If you were sexually abused, assaulted, or molested by a doctor, social worker, therapist, or authority figure, you may be entitled to significant damages. Our experienced legal counsel is here to fight vigorously on your behalf.
Long Island and New York Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Sexually Abused by a Priest?
Leeds Brown Law has handled cases of sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse for over 30 years. We’ve secured millions in monetary damages for victims of sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse and have achieved landmark victories in New York City, Long Island and throughout the state of New York. With Leeds Brown Law on your side, you no longer have to be a victim. We fight vigorously for our clients, determining and pursuing courses of action that meet their best interests. Although we pride ourselves in our litigating prowess, we’re sensitive to the needs of our clients should they require confidential settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration.
Contact A Long Island and New York Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today
If you, your child, or someone you know has been sexually abused by a priest or other clergy in New York City, Long Island, or Upstate New York, it’s time to protect your rights and seek legal counsel. Contact us today via email or call us at (212) 661-4370 or (516) 873-9550 for a free, confidential case evaluation.