In recent years, thousands of survivors of sexual abuse have come forward, shining a light on decades of abuse at the hands of clergy members, teachers, and other trusted members of the community. This abuse is especially disturbing because churches, synagogues, schools, and other community centers are places where children should be protected and not preyed upon.
In addition to the abuse itself, extensive cover-ups have greatly contributed to the unfathomable emotional and physical damage suffered by tens-of-thousands of victims. It’s time that justice is served.
Know It Is Not Your Fault. You Are Not Alone.
We Are Here To Help.
Kreizer Law is here to help you get the justice you deserve. We have a deep understanding of the emotional complexities surrounding these cases, and we are here to help you get justice, begin healing, and obtain the compensation you deserve.
With the passing of new laws in both New York and New Jersey, victims have more rights and options than ever before. Contact us today at 1-(800)-4-JUSTICE ® for a free and completely confidential consultation about your case.
New York Child Victims Act
On February 14, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Child Victims Act, extending the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse. The New York Child Victims Act includes the following reforms for the protection of victims suffering from these heinous crimes:
- Survivors now have until age 55 to sue abusers and complicit institutions.
- Victims of child sexual abuse now have a one-year window to sue abusers and institutions regardless of age and when the abuse occurred. This window opened on August 14, 2019 and closes August 13, 2020.
- People who previously filed a claim that was dismissed due to the statute of limitations can again refile their claim.
New Jersey Child Victims Act
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed New Jersey’s Child Victims Act, Bill S-477, into law on May 13, 2019, protecting victims of child sexual abuse.
- Victims in New Jersey now have a two-year window to report child sexual abuse, regardless of when the abuse occurred. This window opened on December 1, 2019 and will close on December 1, 2021.
- Adult survivors of sexual abuse have until age 55, or seven years after discovering the cause of their injuries, whichever is later.
- The statute of limitations on these cases has been increased from two years after discovery to seven years.
- Immunity for non-profit organizations and public entities removed.
If you have been abused by a clergy member or any other member of the community, whether recently or decades ago, we can help you determine how to proceed.
At Kreizer Law, we are advocates for sexual abuse survivors. Churches, synagogues, and schools are places where children should be protected. When clergy members, or any individual in a position of power use that power to target and abuse vulnerable children, they should be held accountable for their actions, even if those actions occurred decades earlier.
If you have been abused, know that you are not alone. Clergy and sexual abuse is a nationwide problem with thousands of victims. Sexual abuse of any nature is extremely damaging to a young person, and often affects their psychological development. Most victims suffer from this trauma for a lifetime, a primary factor in driving NY and NJ to pass these new laws. There is no time stamp on the suffering endured by a victim of child sexual abuse, and the same should apply to their abusers.
If You Choose To Come Forward-
We Can Help.
At Kreizer Law, our compassionate legal team will be with you from start to finish. We are advocates for survivors of child sexual abuse, and we want to ensure that your voice is heard. Your attorney will listen to the details of your case to determine the best legal strategy, and we will ensure that you fully understand your rights and options before moving forward. We are committed to helping you restore your physical, emotional, and financial health.
Survivors of sexual abuse who choose to come forward show extraordinary courage in doing so. Reporting clergy or any kind of sexual abuse can prevent a future victim from enduring the same pain. In turn, we feel it is our responsibility to ensure that survivor’s voices are heard and that they receive the justice they deserve. We will advocate on your behalf, analyze the details of your case, gather substantiating evidence, and position you for the most favorable outcome possible so that you can focus on healing.
Contact Kreizer Law Today
Contact our Trial Lawyers at Kreizer Law. Any information you provide is entirely private and confidential, and all details of your case will be handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Contact us today at 1-(800)-4-JUSTICE ® – 1-(800)-458-7842 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.