Your Rights as a Victim of Sexual Abuse

Justice for those who have been sexually-abused

It’s tragic and infuriating. Too many parents have been devastated to find out that a trusted adult got away with sexually abusing their child. When the predator is someone who was there to guide and/or care for the child, the situation is all the more horrifying.

Predators easily exert authority over the child. Children who are the victims of sex abuse are easily intimidated and persuaded to keep it a secret. They may also easily be manipulated into feeling as if they need to keep giving in to their abuser or they will suffer the consequences of their parents or friends finding out. These fear tactics often succeed in convincing a child not to tell anyone—especially if the predator is close to the family.

The damaging effects of abuse are permanent. A child may be unable to trust adults, or he or she might become depressed or even suicidal.

Child sexual abuse is an unforgivable act that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. At Ostroff Law, our team of attorneys have fought for victims against high-profile offenders including members of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

For a free consultation, contact our offices today at (855) 880-6667.

A few things your Ostroff Injury Law attorney will do for you:

  • Protect your privacy and/or your child’s privacy. ictims are often concerned about confidentiality. They want to keep their identity as private as possible. Our team knows how to handle the press and how to control the legal process. We make sure your family maintains privacy throughout the legal proceeding.
  • Support the criminal case that may be ongoing. Many offenders are subject to both criminal and civil legal action. If convicted of a sexual crime, the offender may face jail time and have to pay monetary damages for their victims. Our lawyers have experience in criminal trials. We assist prosecutors in finding evidence and moving the process along effectively.
  • Explain the nature of your case. For example, many people don’t realize there is a statute of limitations for bringing a sexual abuse civil claim. However, if the victim did not come forward because of threats or intimidation, the statute of limitations may be extended.

You need a lawyer who fully understands sex abuse law.

Our team of lawyers has a combined 80+ years of experience representing victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some of that experience involves serving as a former criminal prosecutor. Together, our team has a unique perspective on the inner workings of the law.

Ostroff Law is recognized for decades of experience handling tough cases. We have received the best possible ranking from Martindale-Hubbell along with recognition as “Best lawyers in America” and many other awards and honors. Members of our sexual abuse legal team are frequently quoted by media sources around the country. We are well known for our successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims, particularly those who were abused as children.

Our goal is to provide the best legal representation for sexual abuse victims throughout Pennsylvania. We start with a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options. We will always counsel you with respect and sensitivity, giving you the facts and protecting your best interests.

Traumatized child abuse victims deserve justice and healing. We can help. See if you have a case by calling Ostroff Law today at (855) 880-6667.