What happens if the perpetrator in my sexual abuse case is deceased?
A common question we’re getting is, “What happens if the perpetrator in my case is deceased?” Because many of these claims happened so many years ago, it’s not uncommon to learn that the priest, teacher, coach or scout leader in question is deceased. It does not prevent you from bringing a claim and it does not bar the claim. You still have your evidence, your story, and what happened to you. It may be more difficult for the defendant to defend those claims because the perpetrator is deceased but it does not limit your claim and does not cut off your claim at all
Were you or a loved one abused as a child and have questions about a deceased sexual abuser? Contact a Buffalo clergy abuse lawyer at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto and Nicotra today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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