Savannah Clergy Abuse Lawyer



Sexual abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is incredibly heartbreaking. When a clergy member, a person you have entrusted with your or your family's spiritual well-being, has abused you or your loved ones, the grief and trauma can devastate you. Our Savannah clergy abuse lawyers at Dolman Law Group understand it can be a complex topic to talk about, let alone pursue in court. Still, we are ready to fight for your right to legal compensation; nobody deserves to endure sexual abuse. Dolman Law Group can help you pursue a sense of justice and recover damages for your pain and suffering and other losses.

An Overview of Clergy Abuse

Unfortunately, sexual abuse is not limited to one type of perpetrator. It is not always obvious who could be inflicting psychological and physical damage on the most vulnerable people. On the outside, the clergy seems to be upstanding, trustworthy people. In most cases, this is probably true. However, trust your gut if something does not seem right to you.

Attention to Abuse from the Media

In recent years, the press brought attention to the problems going on behind the doors of church leadership. The Roman Catholic Church got much attention over this issue, but clergy abuse is not limited to the Catholic Church or one particular faith. Many films and articles revealed collusion between individual clergy members, churches, and even legal experts collaborating to cover up a sex scandal within the Church. The Catholic Church has already had to pay millions of dollars to victims of sexual abuse from clergy members. If you have been the victim of clergy abuse or suspect a clergy member has violated your child, do not hesitate to consult our lawyer, who knows how to handle your case.

Georgia Law for Sexual Assault Cases

Consent is an agreement that someone "of age" makes, meaning the person offering their consent must be at least 18. The law does not allow exceptions for this in any way, and in the case of clergy abuse, the age difference is generally significant. We recognize the need for accountability in these cases where inappropriate behavior went unchecked for too long. The effects of sexual abuse can be far-reaching and may take a few years to work through.

How Long Georgia Allows Clergy Abuse Victims to Take Civil Action

In Georgia, the statute of limitations defines how long someone has to bring their case against the perpetrator. In most cases, under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, claimants have two years to file a sexual assault case in civil court. If the victim is a minor or a senior, there may be tolling exceptions. It's best to get in touch with our firm as soon as possible to avoid missing the applicable deadline. These legal cases can present many gray areas; our lawyers know how to work through the complexities of the law and will help you. Dolman Law Group believes in navigating these situations delicately while explaining everything in plain language you can understand. 

What Dolman Law Group Can Do For You After Suffering Clergy Abuse

Dolman Law Group is based in Florida but works with clients nationwide. We began in 2004 as a privately owned practice by a man on a mission to treat clients with dignity and respect.

Having Our Lawyers Support You Throughout the Legal Process

Our lawyers can take much of the burden off your shoulders by doing the following: 
  • Investigating your case
  • Gathering evidence
  • Communicate with the parties involved in your case
  • Preparing for the court (if necessary) 
  • Offering you day-to-day support throughout the process
  • Keeping you informed of case happenings
  • Pursuing justice after abuse
  • Obtaining compensation for your injuries, whether physical, mental or emotional
Our goal is to help you better understand your legal rights and give you the tools to choose a path forward that is best for you. Our tenacity and reputation allow us to go up against influential organizations and be your mouthpiece under challenging circumstances. 

Potential Compensation You May Recover in Your Savannah Abuse Suit

At Dolman Law Group, we see you as an individual, and we believe in helping whoever we can. Compensation might not seem like it will make a big difference, but over time, the costs incurred by suffering from clergy abuse can result in severe problems, including mental illness. Our team can help you receive reimbursements to cover the costs of any physical or mental injuries sustained, especially if you are still dealing with them. The payments can also help cover therapy for emotional and mental suffering. Not only that, but our compensation can help with years of struggling to keep a job and the related loss of income. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in the past, you are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in silence any longer. Our goal is to give you the best possible chance of winning a settlement that helps you move forward.

How Much It Costs to Retain a Clergy Abuse Attorney on Our Team

We want you to focus on your recovery after suffering sexual abuse. To help ease all burdens, we work on a contingency basis, so we will only collect a fee if we win or settle your case.  

Partnering with the Savannah Clergy Abuse Lawyers at Dolman Law Group

No one deserves to undergo sexual abuse or harassment, especially from religious leaders. We are passionate about helping you obtain the compensation and the justice you deserve—our attorneys have recovered millions for our clients. If you would like to talk to someone about your options and better understand what you can do next, reach out to Dolman Law Group. The first call is free.

Matthew Dolman

Clearwater Personal Injury and Insurance Attorney

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess or $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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