Perhaps there is nothing more devastating than the abuse of a child. When your child is victimized by another person, you feel angry, devastated and violated. You wonder if there is anything you can do. If your child suffers abuse at the hands of another person, an abused children lawyer can help you hold the abuser accountable, personally and financially.
What Is Child Abuse?
Under Pennsylvania law, child abuse occurs when a person either does something or fails to do something they should have done, and the result is harm to a child. This can include lots of different types of harm, including physical, bodily injury, sexual contact or injury, and even mental and emotional injuries. Negligence can also amount to abuse of a child.
A Common Problem
Sadly, child abuse in the United States is common. It’s far more common than people realize. Many times, abusers are family members or care providers. They can even be teachers or social workers. Sometimes, child abuse is subtle. It doesn’t always happen in the form of assault and battery
Abusers are often sly, which is why it’s important to work with an attorney that can help you discover facts and information about your child’s case. Child abusers have all kinds of excuses for their terrible behavior, and we work to expose their lies and manipulation. We believe that we do an important job by helping hold abusers accountable for their actions. To us, this work is personal and it is serious.
Other Adults Can Fail Your Child, Too
There are people in the community, who work with children, who are required to report child abuse when they hear about it or know that it might have happened. Teachers are an example. Pastors, social workers and medical professionals have to report suspected child abuse, too. When they fail to make these required reports, the result can be additional harm to your child.
How We Can Help
When your child is the victim of abuse or neglect, you need someone that can advocate for your child and your entire family. That’s the job of a Philadelphia child abuse attorney. At Sokolove, Gross and Sagoskin P.C., we use the legal system to make the perpetrator answer for their behavior.
Cases that involve the abuse of child are often particularly worrisome because a child often has damages that last a lifetime. You might not even know yet about all of the ways your child might suffer in the future. As top attorneys in Philadelphia, it’s our job to think about all of these things as we work on your case. We don’t just want to help you meet your child’s needs for the next week or month. Rather, we want your child to be taken care of for years to come so that you don’t have to worry.
Work With Us
When people think about hiring a Philadelphia child abuse attorney, they usually have some apprehensions. They wonder if the attorney is going to be sensitive to their situation. A child has been severely traumatized, after all, and they want to make sure that their child is going to be protected and treated with dignity during any court hearings or examinations.They worry that the attorney isn’t going to provide honest and straightforward information. Costs and fees is another common concern when victims and their families first reach out to an attorney for help.
Let us put your mind at ease. We know that this is a stressful time for you. Don’t expect us to second guess you or your child, or tell you how you ought to feel. We know that this process is extremely emotional. Don’t expect us to ever say that it’s easy.
What you can expect, though, is patience and determination. Your child needs you to fight for them, so we fight for you. We leave no stone unturned as we try to bring your child’s abuser to justice. We consider it a privilege to work for you. Our expert guidance and tireless work on your behalf can give you confidence and peace of mind.
Get Started With No Costs Upfront
If you’re thinking about hiring an attorney, the cost of a lawyer has probably crossed your mind. When you’re working with our child abuse attorneys, that’s not something you have to worry about. First, we offer free consultations to talk about your case. This lets you evaluate your claim and think about creating a game plan if you decide to go forward.
Then, in most cases, we collect a fee only if you win. That means that you don’t have to worry about paying lawyer bills while your case is in court. In most cases, there’s no cost to get started, either. Contact us today so that we can start working for you.