A lawyer familiar with handling clergy sexual abuse cases represents survivors’ best interests. They can navigate the process, build a compelling case to hold the responsible parties accountable, and seek financial justice.
When you are a client at Jenner Law, we represent you individually. We are your lawyers. Your’e not lost in the “class action” shuffle.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse and want to know more about your rights, a trauma-informed, clergy sexual abuse attorney in Baltimore can help. Jenner Law offers free, confidential consultations to survivors of abuse looking to explore their options. Today, you can connect with our legal team and get peace of mind moving forward.
What Steps Will a Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyer Take to Help Me?
When you hire a clergy sexual abuse attorney to champion your rights, we will handle your case’s legal aspects. You can focus on your emotional healing while we:
- Identify the liable parties
- Manage all case-related communications
- Gather evidence to support your case
- Help you with a personal statement when necessary
- Build a compelling case
- Demand financial compensation based on your expenses and losses
- Navigate the legal process as needed to recover an appropriate payout
Now is the time to focus on your well-being, future, and ambitions. In the meantime, our law firm takes care of everything your case requires to reach a just conclusion.
Our Sex Abuse Lawyers Charge Nothing Upfront for Legal Help
At Jenner Law, we believe you should not have to pay anything until your case closes and we recover financial compensation. So, we don’t charge any upfront fees and work based on contingency. Your attorney can explain more about this arrangement before you entrust them with your case. We intend to give you peace of mind throughout our partnership.
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Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers Seek Justice and Compensation for Survivors
When our clergy sexual abuse attorneys pursue compensation, we fight to recover the money necessary to cover your related expenses and losses. We identify, document, and value your past, present, and future costs (and estimated future costs), so we understand what constitutes a fair settlement offer.
We need strong evidence to demonstrate your economic and non-economic damages. Having strong evidence allows us to present a compelling case and seek what you deserve. The recoverable monetary damages in these cases can include:
- Past, present, and future medical bills, such as therapy and mental health care
- Past, present, and future income losses and reduced ability to earn
- Past, present, and future pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Punitive damages
Other damages may be available in your case. Your attorney will assess your expenses and ask you about certain expenditures they commonly see in these claims. They could ask for medical bills, income documents, and other paperwork to support your case. If possible, you can begin to collect these items in a folder before they get to work.
We May Face Deadlines for Pursuing Your Legal Case
Depending on where you live, we may face some deadlines for pursuing your civil claim. Some states have more generous deadlines than others. Some don’t impose any deadlines. For example, Maryland has eliminated the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse claims. (The Archdiocese of Baltimore, however, is in bankruptcy, so bankruptcy “bar date” deadlines apply). Other states, like New York, have a “window” period which allows claims to be filed during a defined period of time.
We don’t want you to feel pressured into initiating legal action or starting too soon. Still, it’s important to understand your case’s statute of limitations, so you can protect your legal rights. If the statute of limitation expires, you can’t pursue damages.
When Should I Consider Hiring a Lawyer for My Clergy Sexual Abuse Case?
If you are a survivor of clergy sexual abuse or have questions about a potential case, you should consider contacting a trauma-informed attorney as soon as possible. This is true even if you are not sure you are ready to proceed with a case at this time. As noted, some states have strict time limits on lawsuits. Others do not have time limits for those who endured sexual abuse as children.
When you discuss your options with an attorney during a free, confidential consultation, you can learn:
- The possible time limit for a lawsuit
- Who you may hold accountable
- If there are other cases pending against the liable party or parties
- Whether you can remain anonymous
- How your case might work
- The fee structure your attorney uses to handle these cases
- Other information about the case, the legal process, or the firm’s services
You can also learn about cases similar to situations like yours. For instance, Baltimore clergy abuse attorneys are currently handling cases against the Archdiocese of Baltimore. An official report from the Maryland Attorney General’s Office named more than 156 credibly accused clergy members who worked within the Baltimore Archdiocese over the last several decades.
Whether you endured abuse at the hands of the Baltimore Archdiocese, the Archdiocese of Washington, or another religious organization, you have legal rights, and our team intends to help you uphold them.
You Could Join a Mass Tort as a Survivor of Clergy Sexual Abuse
If you’re one of many survivors of sexual abuse, you could join other claimants in a mass tort. Here, you and other survivors can pool your resources and aim to hold a singular entity responsible. This could be an individual (like a reverend) or an organization (like a religious sleepaway camp).
You don’t Have to Handle an Abuse Claim on Your Own
During this challenging time, you have more than legal options; you have the support and advocacy of our attorneys. We recognize the courage it takes to come forward, share your story, and seek justice. Jenner Law will stand by your side, advocating for your rights and pursuing what you need.
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Discuss Your Clergy Sexual Abuse Case With Our Legal Team
At Jenner Law, our attorneys are accepting clergy abuse cases now. We can help if you endured sexual abuse from an authority figure, such as a pastor, priest, or another religious official. As noted, we provide free, confidential consultations for survivors, and we represent clients of all ages. Let’s sit down and discuss your rights and legal options.
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