You Don’t Need To Stay Silent About Clergy Abuse
As religious and community leaders, the clergy is trusted to provide moral and spiritual support and guidance. When these positions of authority are corrupted, and clergy members commit sexual abuse, it can be the ultimate betrayal. An individual must deal with not only the physical violations but, possibly, the lack of confidence in their faith as well.
Many survivors have suffered in silence for decades, but you do not have to stay quiet. At Shafner Injury Law, we represent victims of clergy sexual abuse in Denver and throughout Colorado. We help individuals seek accountability from religious leaders of all faiths. We understand how much courage it takes to come forward about your experiences, and, as compassionate attorneys, we pledge to honor your bravery and help you fight for justice.
Holding The People That Harmed You Responsible
Clergy who commit sexual abuse often use religion as a shield and justification to prevent victims from reporting their abuse. Religious organizations, schools and nonprofit organizations where the clergy member works may also refuse to investigate a claim or might attempt to cover it up. We won’t let them get away with intimidating or silencing you.
You may be able to seek financial compensation for what you’ve endured. While no amount of money will erase your experiences, it can help hold offending parties responsible and provide a way to get back on your feet.
Depending on your situation, we may be able to pursue economic, noneconomic or punitive damages to compensate you for your harm. Economic damages include compensation for monetary losses, such as medical care and lost income. Noneconomic damages cover pain and suffering as well as mental anguish. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the offending parties by making them pay a hefty fine.
Helping You Seek Justice
No proper solution will make up for what you endured, but we can help make your recovery a little more tolerable. You deserve justice, and we will help you get it. We can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit against clergy members and religious organizations that played a role in your abuse. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer, contact us today online or by calling 720-800-4715.