New Jersey Priest Sex Abuse
Recently, the Catholic church has been under fire. Survivors are coming forward claiming childhood sexual abuse from clergy members. Updated laws help those harmed by New Jersey priest sex abuse.
New Jersey Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations
The state of New Jersey has extended the statute of limitations for people assaulted by priests. The state also allows a two-year window for existing priest sex abuse survivors. The two year period begins December 1, 2019, and ends December 1, 2021. The window allows previously ineligible survivors the ability to sue in civil court. Survivors can file a claim against the institution and perpetrator that assaulted them. Future abuse cases allow survivors until age 55 or within seven years of realization.
It is the responsibility of the institution to keep everyone safe within the church. This includes stopping and reporting abuse if detected. Failure to do so is negligence. Where there is negligence, injury occurs to more innocent people. They have to stop the possibility of sexual abuse happening.
In most cases we’ve seen, the church was aware of the priests abusing people. But, the church was more concerned with reputation. Instead of reporting abuse, the church shuffled priests to other locations. This allowed priests to assault more people.
You Are Not Alone
If you survived sexual abuse from a clergy member or institution, you are not alone. We’ve met others like you that want help. We want to help you in any way possible.
We know it is a sensitive and painful topic and our team will support you. Whether you need assistance with how to begin your case or to simply fill out forms, we are here for you.
New Jersey Priest Sex Abuse Laws
The law is ever-changing and can be very difficult to interpret. We will help you make sense of everything. Our team of experts will help you understand your options with no pressure.
We Can Help
We aim to bring you peace of mind throughout your healing process. You get to choose the right course of action for yourself. We will fight for your right to compensation from the funds created for your healing.
Our lawyers at Kane & Silverman understand the seriousness of sexual abuse. Our highly trained staff provides legal help for innocent parties harmed by priests.
New Jersey Priest Sex Abuse Lawyer
If you or a loved one survived sexual abuse from a member of the church, our lawyers at Kane & Silverman can help. We fight for your rights to get you the compensation you need to heal.
Call us anytime at 856-482-7898 to speak to a member of our legal team. Or, use our online contact form to schedule a free priest sex abuse consultation.
Our legal team offers free consultations to help you understand your options. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you. We have offices in New Jersey and Philadelphia.