Do you have questions about the Child Victim Act? There is a lot of information out there.
– What is it? It a window that has been opened in Minnesota from May 2013 to May 2016 which allows anyone who was sexually abused as a child in the state to bring a claim.
– Is the Act only a Catholic thing? No, it doesn’t matter who the pedophile was. If you were abused you have a claim. National statistics show that 85% of sexual abusers are inter-family (e.g., an uncle, father, stepfather or family friend, baby sitters, etc.)
– Isn’t the claim too old? No, if you were abused as a minor you have a claim. There will be a need to prove the case, but that can be done best by working with professionals and making sure all the right questions are asked and answered.
– Will I be believed? You will be listened to and have the chance to really be heard.
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Justice can be found by acting now.
Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.