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If you’re a victim of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy, you should consider seeking restitution through legal means. You don’t have to deal with this situation alone when our law firm is here to help you.

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Why You Should File a Lawsuit?

There are many reasons to file a lawsuit against the perpetrators of the sexual abuse. Each one is valid, but you must form your own reasons. First, filing a lawsuit brings the abuse to the attention of others to prevent it from happening to another victim. Once these abusers are exposed, it limits the freedom they have to find new victims. Filing can also encourage other silent victims to stand up and be counted. Many feelthey are the only ones in this situation and are too afraid to speak up. When they see someone else admit to what happened, it enables them to do the same. Another reason to file is to bring the person or people to justice. Even those who didn’t actively participate in the abuse but allowed it to happen through their silence should be held responsible for their actions or inactions. You may be awarded punitive damages, which are set as punishment for those who abused theirvictims. Perhaps the most important reason to file a lawsuit against sexual abusers is to allow you to take control of your life. After suffering at the hands of clergy members when you could do nothing about it, you now have the ability to take control of your future. You can force the perpetrator to account for their behavior. Getting awarded money as damages doesn’t make up for all you’ve gone through, but it does allow you to move forward with your future. Filing isn’t about the compensation you receive. It’s about justice and helping yourself heal as you stop being a victim and become an overcomer.

What We Can Do for You

When you meet with our legal team, we will listen to your story to determine if you have a case. If your claim has merit, we can guide you in the next steps. We will file on your behalf and begin an investigation to uncover any evidence that supports your story. We may be able to find witnesses or other victims who can corroborate your experiences with similar stories. We will also handle negotiations with the other side. If they offer a settlement, we can guide you on whether to accept or move forward with your case. We will support you every step of the way, but you have the control over how we proceed. We can explain the steps and terminology and ensure you don’t feel alone as you take on this challenging and painful process. While the legal process can’t undo the harm that’s been done to you, it can provide a way for you to work through the pain and move forward with your life. Don’t live your life in fear. Contact us to find out how we can help you.