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Wilmington, Delaware Sexual Abuse Lawyer: Protecting Victims Of Sexual Assault

Phil Edwards Delaware Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Murphy & Landon: Phil Edwards, Esq. - Wilmington, DE Abuse Guardian

Hi - I’m Phil. I am an experienced attorney licensed to practice law in Delaware. I have prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and want to help people find justice against the abuse they have suffered.
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Finding A Compassionate Child Abuse Attorney In Delaware

Families affected by the trauma of sexual violence often struggle with many questions concerning justice and support:

  • Will the person responsible be put behind bars?
  • How can we hold accountable the organization that enabled the abuse?
  • How can a sexual abuse victims' attorney help us?

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.

"My team and I work tirelessly to fight for victims and a quest for justice" - Phil Edwards

Murphy & Landon: Phil Edwards, Esq.

1011 Centre Rd # 210,
Wilmington, DE 19805

(302) 337-4900


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Types of Sex Assault Cases We Represent

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:

Clergy Abuse Attorney Offering Free Consultations

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.

Doctor Abuse Lawyer: Medical Professionals Being Held Liable

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.

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Protecting Children: Daycare Abuse 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 your child has suffered abuse at school, contact an experienced attorney for legal advice.

Work Abuse Lawyer Fighting Hostile Work Environments

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.

Other Topes of Sex Abuse Cases We Represent

  • Priest abuse attorney
  • Southern Baptist abuse lawyer
  • Public school abuse
  • Private school sexual assault
  • Teacher molestation
  • Sex abuse by a nurse
  • Assault happening at hospitals or medical facilities
  • Title IX cases
  • Abuse at universities or college campus'
  • Psychiatric facility abuse lawyer
  • Sexual assault by politicians or celebrities
  • Sex abuse at hotels or motels
  • Child molestation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Inappropriate sexual contact with a minor
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault in gymnastics, swimming, diving, wrestling, or other sports
  • Massage therapist sex abuse
  • Sexual abuse in an Uber or Lyft
  • Boy Scouts sexual abuse lawyer
  • YMCA sex assault
  • Girl Scouts molestation
  • Mormon abuse attorney
  • Seventh-Day Adventists sexual assault attorney
  • and more

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.

Child Molestation Attorney: Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What Are The Statutes of Limitation for Sexual Abuse in Delaware?

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.

What Are Signs of Sex Abuse?

There are many possible signs of sex abuse, some of the most common include:

  • Mood swings, including rage or fear
  • Withdrawal from social settings
  • Body image issues
  • A child displaying more adult-like language or behavior
  • An older child acting younger
  • Nightmares
  • Self-injury
  • Bad hygiene
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Depression
  • and more

How Does Sexual Abuse Affect Victims?

The pain and suffering from sexual abuse can affect survivors in different ways. This includes both physical, emotional, and behavioral issues. This can include:

  • Localized pain
  • Depression
  • Substance addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Discipline problems
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Guilt
  • Scarring
  • And more

Can There Be Third Party Liability With a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

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.

Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Wilmington, Delaware

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.

Local Resources For Survivors of Sex Abuse

As a survivor of sex abuse in Delaware, you have many local resources available.

  • Delaware State Police Crime Victims Center: 1-800-842-8461
  • New Castle/Sussex Sex Assault Resource Center: 1-800-773-8570
  • Contact Lifeline Kent/Sussex County
  • Newark Police Victim Services: 302-366-7100 x3137
  • New Castle Police Victim Services: 302-395-8000
  • Wilmington Police Victim Services: 302-576-3665
  • For emergencies call 911

Locations Our Delaware Sexual Assault Serve

Our local Wilmington office serves the entire state including:

  • Wilmington
  • Dover, Delaware
  • New castle
  • Newark
  • Middletown
  • Townsend
  • Smyrna
  • Harrington
  • Milford
  • Bridgeville
  • Seaford
  • Laurel
  • Millsboro
  • Georgetown
  • Rehoboth Beach
  • Bethan Beach
  • and more

Directions From the Wilmington Airport

Our local office is just a short drive from the Wilmington Airport:

  • Exit the airport onto US-13 S/US-40 W
  • Make a U-turn
  • Turn right to merge onto DE 141 N toward US-202N / Newport
  • Stay on DE 141N
  • Turn left onto Centre Road
  • Follow Centre Road straight back to the parking lot
  • Our office will be on the left side

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