Sexual assault of a minor and other such abuse cases at the hands of a priest, clergy member or other leader in a religious group have appropriately garnered significant attention over the last few decades. As more individuals step forward who are either currently minors who were recently abused or who suffered church abuse when they were a child, it is important to understand the legal rights these victims have. If you suffered abuse by a church leader while a minor then you may be able to recover significant damages for what happened to you. It is vital that you speak with a sexual assault attorney who is knowledgeable in church abuse of a minor cases as soon as possible and learn about current statutes of limitation.
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Church abuse cases can be complicated. There is the criminal proceedings aspect which punishes those guilty of a crime, such as sexual assault of a minor, and there is the civil case that seeks restitution for what happened to the victim of the crime. The statute of limitations of how long you can file a lawsuit for abuse is a shifting landscape. Your ability to file a claim depends on when the abuse occurred and how long has passed if you are now an adult. Schedule a consultation with a sexual assault lawyer on our team today to discuss your circumstances and see if you have a case.
You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical Treatment
- Future Care Needs
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
- Loss of Enjoyment in Life
- Diminished Earning Capacity