Sexual abuse of a child is a heinous crime. Yet, sadly, the Catholic Church, schools, prisons, and other organizations have played a hand in covering up abuse scandals in an effort to preserve their reputations. At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we believe that anyone who ignores sexual abuse needs to be held accountable. While criminal charges can punish the abuser, we can bring civil lawsuits against those who covered up the abuse.
Our attorneys represent victims of sexual abuse throughout Pennsylvania. We help them to recover compensation for their emotional and physical suffering. Contact our law offices to discuss your rights and legal options with an experienced lawyer.
Filing Sexual Abuse Claims Against Schools
You may have a claim against a school or university if you can show that it had knowledge of the abuse, yet allowed the abuse to take place or failed to take action to stop it. Whether the abuse took place at the hands of a teacher, mentor, coach, professor, a maintenance person or another student, we can help you bring a civil claim against the negligent institution.
Statute Of Limitations
Were you abused years ago or has a child recently been abused? We will work to ensure you receive the counseling needed to move forward and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions or inaction. Although there are time limits in Pennsylvania in which a claim must be filed, there are exceptions when you are dealing with the sexual abuse of a child. The time to bring your claim may depend on a number of factors. Our firm has experience and understands the rules governing time limitations.
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Free Confidential Consultation
If you or a loved one has been the victim of abuse, we invite you to contact our personal injury firm for a free confidential consultation. We can help you understand your rights and help you take the steps you need should you decide to file a lawsuit.
As a victim of sexual abuse, we will do everything we can to keep your identity confidential if it is in your best interest.