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A church should be a place where children feel safe. It should never be the setting of sexual abuse or assault – especially not by trusted clergy members such as priests. Sadly, thousands of adults today experienced clergy abuse as children decades ago. Many of today’s youth face ongoing sexual abuse in churches in and around San Francisco.
If you or your child suffered sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the San Francisco clergy abuse attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo may be able to help. We have extensive experience handling these case types throughout California. One of our Archdiocese of San Francisco clergy abuse attorneys can review your case during an entirely confidential consultation to let you know if you have grounds for a claim. We may be able to fight for fair financial relief on your behalf. Call (714) 783-2205 today.
An attorney with experience assisting sexual abuse survivors through clergy-related claims will have the knowledge to guide you forward. Our personal injury attorneys understand state and federal laws regarding clergy abuse, as well as survivors’ rights to file civil claims in pursuit of monetary damages. Our clergy abuse attorneys have the negotiation skills and commitment to the craft to strengthen your case and fight for fair restitution from the diocese and/or another party in San Francisco.
It is a terrifying reality that hundreds of priests, bishops, deacons and archbishops throughout California stand currently accused of sex crimes and misconduct. One resource, the Database of Publicly Accused Priests, puts information from media reports regarding clergy abuse in one convenient place for the public to view. According to this resource, 35 individuals in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are currently accused. Six have received convictions for clergy abuse crimes.
Holding clergy members accountable for the heinous crimes of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, molestation and child pornography may take help from a San Francisco clergy abuse attorney. You do not have to bring your claim alone. Our firm can take care of communications for you so you do not have to see or interact with the other side. We can take over your case and help you seek justice and financial relief.
California has a deadline for filing childhood sexual abuse cases. For most people, this deadline arrives at age 26: 8 years after the age of majority. Plaintiffs who do not recognize the cause of their psychological struggles until later, however, will have three years from the date of discovery of clergy abuse. In addition, standard sexual assault cases have 10-year statutes of limitations in California. If you are not sure whether your deadline has passed, speak to someone from DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for legal counsel.
The clergy abuse lawyers at our firm want what is best for survivors in San Francisco. We can help you file a claim, demand fair compensation and negotiate with multiple parties in pursuit of positive results. We have the ability to bring a civil lawsuit against the Archdiocese of San Francisco on your behalf without disclosing your identity. Learn more about your rights today during a confidential consultation. Initial case reviews are free. Contact us today.