Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Child abuse affects children and families all over the country. In Pennsylvania, more than 25,650 cases of suspected child abuse were reported in 2008. Fifty children died from abuse. Twenty of the children who died were under a year old. Many more cases are never reported. Often abused children are too scared to report the abuse. Under Pennsylvania child abuse reporting law, doctors and nurses, health and social service workers, teachers and school employees, law enforcement authorities, members of the clergy and all those who frequently come into contact with children in the course of performing their jobs are required to report abuse and neglect.
It is important to report abuse as soon as possible – it may save a life of an innocent child. After the abuse is reported, these children may start their recovery: they are isolated from the abuser, get medical treatment, counseling, in some cases, a new home. The importance of prompt reporting of abuse cannot be underestimated, after all child's health and well being are a priority. After seeking medical treatment for the injuries, an abused child, through his or her guardian, may file a civil lawsuit and recover financial compensation for injuries suffered at the hands of the abuser.
The victim may sue the perpetrator of the abuse and, in some cases, the institution that employed them and knew [or had reason to know] about child abuse, but did nothing to stop it. Most people who abuse children do not have the financial means to provide an adequate settlement. It takes an experienced, aggressive attorney to prove to the jury that a monetary compensation is justified. The lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm routinely handle abuse cases where they successfully find a responsible agency or institution that a reward can be attained from.
If a child has been abused or neglected by foster parents and sustained injuries, the agency that placed the child with the foster family may be held liable. There are many cases where a child is subject to abuse perpetrated by his/her own parents. If the abuse is reported to the Department of Human Services, but it does nothing to investigate the claim and stop the abuse, the department may be responsible for the injuries sustained by the child. Another example is abuse that occurs at day care facilities or public schools. In almost all cases, it is the organization that is overseeing the child's caregivers that is ultimately responsible for the child's well being.
In order for these children to receive a deserved monetary award, it requires an experienced attorney who knows the Pennsylvania child abuse law. There are extensive confidentiality issues specific to these cases. The Lassen Law Firm understands the delicate nature of such suits. We provide sensitive representation to victims and handle all the information confidentially. The Lassen Law Firm has successfully resolved countless cases by way of settlements with various entities.
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
In a large metropolitan city, such as Philadelphia, child abuse is a major problem, but the law may not always be on the child's side. Fortunately, the attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm, are willing to become zealous advocates for children who are too young to speak for themselves. Abuse cases in Pennsylvania may require getting the services of medical experts and child abuse investigators. The attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm are known for their rigorous representation of children, pursuing claims against all the responsible parties. The Lassen Law Firm employs dedicated, caring child abuse lawyers who apply their skill and experience to each case. Even though nothing can erase the injury sustained by these abused children, a financial reward can help compensate them and their families. Many Pennsylvania abuse cases are so heinous, that the children affected are often entitled to significant monetary awards. The Lassen Law Firm is not a typical Pennsylvania firm looking for quick settlements. We will work tirelessly to achieve the settlement the child deserves. Because extensive research and investigation is required to prove these kinds of cases and retrieve the settlement that is deserved to the child, only a law firm equipped to handle these very specialized cases can succeed in a child abuse claim. At the Lassen Law Firm, our goal is to save children from the trauma of abuse and neglect.
Dealing with the long-lasting and scarring effects of abuse involves expending large sums of money on medical treatment and psychological counseling which may take years. Although nothing can erase the damage done to the abused child, recovering financial compensation may help pay for the treatment and therapy. All cases are handled on a contingency basis. Our clients only pay a fee if we are successful in obtaining compensation in their case. At the Lassen Law Firm, we advocate for those children who cannot speak for themselves. We pursue these cases with great passion and dedication. Call the Lassen Law Firm to see how we can help.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen