Murphy & Landon: Phil Edwards, Esq. - Wilmington, DE Abuse Guardian
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 sexual assault 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 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 an attorney.
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 your child has suffered abuse 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.
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 an attorney.
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 sexual abuse can affect survivors in different ways. This includes both physical, emotional, and behavioral issues. This can include:
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 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.
As a survivor of sex abuse in Delaware, you have many local resources available.
Our local Wilmington office serves the entire state including:
Our local office is just a short drive from the Wilmington Airport: