Clergy Abuse

Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers in Pittsburgh

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The world over is feeling shaken by ongoing and newly-emerging clergy scandals involving the sexual abuse of young children and minors. While law enforcement agencies work hard to investigate and penalize the offenders, both known and unknown, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is doubling down our own efforts to provide unparalleled legal representation to the brave parties coming forth with accusations of clergy abuse. We are here to help you speak up, stand up, and seek the closure and compensation you deserve.

Why should you depend on our Pittsburgh clergy abuse attorneys?

  • Our full-service law firm that can handle all aspects of your claim.
  • Our personalized service helps our clients find peace of mind in troubling times.
  • We have a history of taking on incredibly complex cases – and winning.
  • We have nearly 40 years of legal experience.

Find out how we can empower your claim and seek justice on your behalf. Contact us now.

Pennsylvania’s Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Claims

A prevalent defense being propped up by members of the clergy or commentators on the ongoing scandals is that the allegations stem from events many years in the past. It begs the question: has it been too long for clergy abuse survivors in Pennsylvania to seek compensation?

According to Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for sexual abuse lawsuits, an adult victim cannot file a lawsuit after two years since the abuse. However, a minor who is sexually abused has the right to file a civil claim up to 12 years after their 18th birthday. This extended statute of limitations has opened the window for numerous people to come forth and file valid lawsuits. Furthermore, there is legislation in the works — House Bill 1947 — that would radically extend the statute of limitations if passed.

Damages You Can Seek in a Clergy Abuse Claim

The 30th-birthday time limit on sexual abuse claims filed by people who were abused as minors was created in recognition of how difficult it can be for a clergy abuse survivor to speak up. It is understandable for someone to feel confused, hurt, distrustful of others, and even embarrassed. They might not feel safe enough to report what happened until many years into their adult lives.

As such, the statute of limitations is actually reflective of the emotional and mental harm clergy sexual abuse causes to its victims. People who were abused by a clergy member while they were a child may have significant mental health complications today, such as major depression or anxiety. They may have struggled to hold a job or complete higher education due to a general fear of others as well. It can all add up to significant sums of income lost due to emotional debilitations originating from the abuse.

In your clergy abuse lawsuit, our Pittsburgh sexual abuse attorneys will fight tenaciously to make certain you are provided a fair and maximized amount of damages, both economic and noneconomic. We are here to support you through every step of your case.

Begin your case with a free, confidential consultation. Just call (844) 383-0565 at any time.

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