Are you a sexual abuse survivor who was abused by the Roman Catholic/Archdiocese of Rockville Centre, New York? You need to know that the nonprofit organization has officially filed for bankruptcy. If you think you have a sexual abuse claim against this organization and its members, then it is more important than ever that you take legal action with the assistance of a sexual abuse attorney quickly.
Two important filing due dates for claims against the Archdiocese of Rockville Centre are:
- August 14th, 2021: Sexual abuse claims
- March 30th, 2021: Claim unrelated to sexual abuse
Once these filing dates pass, you will lose any option to demand compensation for the sexual abuse or other harm you have endured due to the Archdiocese’s ill actions and/or neglect. Because the organization has filed for bankruptcy, there will be no filing due date extension, even if New York legislation like the Child Victims Act is used to extend other deadlines for similar claims.
Who is Eligible to File?
There is no age requirement to file a sexual abuse claim against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. Whether you were abused as a minor many years ago or more recently, you can most likely file a claim. The only limitation is that an incident of sexual abuse must have occurred on or before October 1st, 2020.
Sexual abuse claims can be filed for any sort of abuse, assault, or misconduct, such as:
- Sexual comments or flirting
- Sexual assault
A successful sexual abuse claim filed against the Archdiocese of Rockville Centre can help stop future abuses by bringing attenti9on to the situation and demanding justice. You might also feel some sense of closure or a better ability to leave the incident behind you as you look towards the future. There is also a chance that a sexual abuse claim can be answered with compensation paid to the claimant. Many people who were abused by trusted authorities like clergy members when they were young struggle with societal interactions and gainful employment well into adulthood, so compensation can help stabilize your finances if this has happened to you.
Sexual Abuse Claims Against the Archdiocese of Syracuse
There are also sexual abuse claims pending against the Archdiocese of Syracuse. Much like the Rockville Centre cases, people have alleged that they were sexually abused by clergy members while they were minors and adults. Unlike those cases, sexual abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse have a filing deadline that is much sooner.
The filing deadline for sexual abuse claims against the Archdiocese of Syracuse is:
- April 15th, 2021 at midnight
This filing date was postponed after the diocese filed for bankruptcy last summer. The previous deadline date of November 2020 was pushed back half a year to allow people more time to take action before the diocese’s bankruptcy likely stops any future claims. To date, there are more than three dozen claimants who have filed lawsuits that cite Child Victims Act abuses against the Syracuse Archdiocese. Do you have a claim to file, too?
Who Can Help You File?
The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP would be proud to help you understand your rights as a sexual abuse survivor and make the most of them. We are a trusted law firm in New York with multiple offices for client convenience. Please call (855) 465-4622 to find the one nearest you. All calls are confidential.
When you allow our sexual abuse lawyers to work on your claim, you will be able to focus on other parts of your life and your mental health. Meanwhile, we will work diligently to advance your claim and seek justice in your name. You can contact us online for more information.
Reminder: You only have until August 14th, 2021 to file a sexual abuse claim against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. You only have until April 15th, 2021 to take action against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.