Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers Washington DC
Our Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers Washington DC victims can confide in at Cohen & Cohen knows that abuse inflicted by a member of the church clergy or priest can be a traumatizing event that painfully lingers for many years to come. It violates the trust people have in their church and it may result in a lifetime of trying to overcome and heal. For some, the trauma cannot fully heal. But what can help is holding the offenders responsible through legal action. We understand how complicated incidents of clergy sexual abuse can be, and are prepared to get your case moving forward if you choose to do so after a free consultation.
If you are ready to hold your offender accountable, we are on your side and ready to assist. Call Cohen & Cohen today for the legal support you need.
Why Pursuing Financial Compensation is Important
When you hear about verdicts for sexual abuse or assault cases, you may hear about just how vast the amount in compensation can be for the victim. We know that it isn’t about money. It is about not allowing a person who inflicted trauma to get away with what they did and continue to hurt others. However, realistically, we also do know that victims often need therapy for many years and perhaps the rest of their lives. Many victims have turned to substance abuse to escape the pain with little to no lasting results.
You or your loved one may beneift from entering a compassionate rehabilitation program. The victim may need medical attention as well, especially if the events occurred recently or they have a sexually transmitted disease from the abuse. Victims need help right now and for a long time after the abuse has ended. If you are wondering whether your situation constitutes a case against a priest or clergy, call our Washington, DC Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers at Cohen & Cohen, P.C today.
Offenders Who May Be Held Liable
A lawsuit may be filed against the religious institution itself and the individuals who partook in the abuse, facilitated the abuse, or just allowed it to happen while knowing what was happening. A victim may want to include the church in the lawsuit since they allowed an abuser to represent their institution, along with helping yield a higher amount in compensation since the church has more financial means to do so. Our law firm goes after all types of sexual abusers, whoever they are in relation to the church. This offenders can include one or more of the following:
- Youth group leaders
- Other church members
Call Cohen & Cohen Now For a Consultation
If you are ready to take the next step, then call Cohen & Cohen to book your no-obligation consultation with our Lawyers for Clergy Sexual Abuse in Washington DC as soon as possible.