Murphy & Landon: Phil Edwards, Esq. - Wilmington, DE Abuse Guardian
Abuse Guardians, a prominent nationwide alliance of attorneys committed to advocating for survivors of sexual abuse, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Phil Edwards from Murphy & Landon as the distinguished Abuse Guardian for the state of Delaware. This prestigious position reflects Phil Edwards' exceptional experience, unwavering dedication, and extensive track record in championing the rights of survivors.
At the heart of Abuse Guardians lies a distinguished coalition of legal professionals who have joined forces to provide specialized representation for survivors of sexual abuse. Through a meticulous and rigorous selection process, the organization ensures that only the most dedicated and compassionate attorneys become part of its esteemed network. The selection committee of Abuse Guardians conducts a comprehensive evaluation of each candidate, thoroughly reviewing their legal experience, track record, and demonstrated commitment to seeking justice on behalf of survivors. This rigorous assessment process guarantees that survivors in need receive the highest level of legal representation and unwavering support, embodying the core values upheld by Abuse Guardians.
Families affected by the trauma of sexual violence often struggle with many questions concerning justice and support:
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted, you may have the right to pursue justice by filing a private civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. Our Delaware sexual abuse attorneys help families in this painful position find answers. Schedule your free, confidential case evaluation today. We want to help.
Unfortunately, victims of sexual abuse have been silenced or intimidated and have feared coming forward. We understand that filing a civil lawsuit doesn't erase what happened to you, but by seeking monetary compensation, you can feel a sense of relief when it comes to medical bills and recovery. Some of the types of cases we have represented victims in Delaware include:
Over the past few years, there has been a rise in the reporting of sex assault within the Catholic Church, by clergy members, and within other religious organizations. For too long, victims have been silenced. If you or someone you know has been assaulted within the church, speak with an experienced clergy sexual abuse lawyer to learn about your legal options.
We expect to be well taken care of when we go to a doctor or hospital. Unfortunately, this trust can be taken advantage of when we are sick or injured. If you have been a victim of doctor sex abuse, speak with a Delaware sex crime lawyer.
We put our children into daycare and preschool to grow and learn. Children are often too young to know what is happening to them, or they are unable to verbalize the abuse. If you suspect child sexual abuse has occurred at school, contact an experienced attorney for legal advice.
The office can become a hostile environment if co-workers, predatory employers, or even contractors cross a line and violate sexual boundaries. This can include harassment, sexual assault, or even rape in the workplace. An experienced law firm can help determine if you have a case and guide you through the legal system. If you believe someone is suffering from sexual abuse or assault in the workplace, please report it.
By speaking out about the abuse you have suffered, you can help others find their voice and help protect future victims from experiencing something similar. You deserve to be heard and we believe you.
We understand that you may have many questions about the sexual abuse you have suffered and the criminal and civil justice system. Our lawyers have answered some of the frequently asked questions we receive. Do you have a question we haven't been able to answer? Contact us today for your free consultation and to speak with a childhood sexual abuse lawyer as soon as possible.
The statutes of limitations are a time period in which someone has to pursue justice through the legal system. This varies on the type of crime as well as if you are seeking criminal or civil charges.
In Delaware, there is a statute for sexual abuse for two years from the date of the incident. Since 2007, there has been an exception for minors under the age of 18. This addition means that if you were abused as a minor you have unlimited time to pursue justice.
If you have questions surrounding your case and the time period for pursuing a civil or criminal lawsuit, call us today to learn more.
There are many possible signs of sex abuse, some of the most common include:
The pain and suffering from sex crimes can affect survivors of sexual abuse in different ways. This includes both physical, emotional, and behavioral issues. This can include:
The effects of sexual abuse on survivors can be profound and long-lasting, impacting various aspects of their lives. Each survivor's experience is unique, but common effects may include:
It is important to note that with appropriate support, therapy, and resources, survivors can find healing and regain control over their lives. Professional help, community support, and a safe environment are crucial in helping sexual abuse survivors navigate the effects of sexual abuse and move toward recovery.
Yes, in some cases a third party, or the institutions where the crime took place, may be found liable and accountable for failing to properly report abuse, preventing the possibility of abuse, or even if they didn't stop known abuse. An experienced sex abuse attorney will be able to provide more details about your specific case in a free consultation.
Our experienced team of sex assault lawyers understands that filing a lawsuit against your abuser does not erase the trauma and pain you have suffered. By coming forward and having your voice be heard, you can help other victims find justice as well. A civil lawsuit can also help alleviate some of the financial burdens of doctor appointments and therapy. A civil lawsuit seeks financial compensation for the victim while a criminal lawsuit seeks to punish the perpetrators of sexual abuse.
As a survivor of sex abuse in Delaware, you have many local resources available.
We understand the immense courage it takes to come forward and seek justice for sexual abuse. Our team of dedicated sexual abuse lawyers in Delaware is committed to standing by your side, advocating for your rights, and ensuring that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. With our deep knowledge of Delaware's legal system and our compassionate approach, we are here to guide you through every step of the legal process. Your well-being and recovery are our top priorities, and we will tirelessly fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us be your trusted allies in this journey towards healing and closure.
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Survivors of sexual abuse in Delaware, including those who have faced childhood sexual abuse, have the right to seek justice against their abusers and the institutions or organizations that may have enabled the abuse. Understanding the complex legal landscape is crucial, and that's where our expertise comes into play. Whether the abuse occurred within religious institutions like the Catholic Church, schools, or other organizations, our dedicated team is here to support and guide survivors. We believe that every survivor deserves the best representation to hold the responsible parties accountable and to find the closure they need.
Sexual abuse claims can be intricate, especially when it comes to understanding the statute of limitations and the rights of the survivor. In Delaware, survivors have specific windows during which they can bring a lawsuit against their abuser or the institution that may have enabled the abuse. It's essential for survivors to connect with trusted legal resources to navigate these claims. Our team has decades of experience in representing abuse victims, ensuring they get the results they deserve. Whether the abuse took place in Wilmington, at a camp, or within a religious organization, we're here to provide the quality representation survivors need.
Choosing the right representation for your sexual abuse claim is crucial. Our team offers a high level of expertise, resources, and commitment to every case. We understand the mental and emotional toll that such experiences can have on survivors, and we're here to provide the support and guidance they need. From clergy abuse to abuse that has occurred within schools or by individuals in positions of trust, our team is equipped to handle a wide range of cases. We serve survivors across Delaware and nationwide, ensuring they get the justice they deserve.