Gianforcaro Law has consistently and successfully taken on the Catholic Church and other institutions in which childhood sexual abuse has been all too prevalent.
Because many childhood sexual abuse survivors take decades before they come forward, many attorneys write off their cases without much effort, citing civil and criminal statutes of limitations. Gianforcaro Law does not. We pursue every avenue to obtain civil justice for our clients.
Founder Gregory Gianforcaro also worked to successfully help change the state’s charitable immunity protection laws, which eliminated protections for institutions like the Catholic Church, private schools and Boy Scouts from civil liability in childhood sexual abuse cases.
The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill
On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill (S477) into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey.
An historic step forward for child protection, the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill:
Allows adult survivors of child sex abuse to bring a civil lawsuit against abusers and institutions that protected them until the survivor reaches the age of 55, or seven years from the date they discover the cause of their injuries (whichever is later).
Opens a two-year window in New Jersey for survivors to file cases against perpetrators and the institutions that protected them, no matter when the abuse occurred.
Will open on December 1, 2019 and close December 1, 2021.
Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Contact us confidentially today.