HARRISBURG SEXUAL ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWYERS
Sexual abuse is a devastating event that impacts a victim for years to come, and it is an inexcusable act that no one should ever have to endure. The physical, emotional, and psychological scars can permanently alter a victim’s personality, and many survivors are deprived of their ability to feel comfortable, happy, and secure in their everyday lives.
Unfortunately, some victims and their families may not feel safe enough to pursue legal action. At Schmidt Kramer, our harrisburg sexual assault lawyers will advocate for you and use the legal system to seek justice for you.
If you have been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to compensation from the abuser/perpetrator, and/or the entity for whom the abuser/perpetrator was employed or affiliated, such as a school, religious organization, or private company.
To speak with one of our Pennsylvania sexual abuse attorneys, call (888) 476-0807.
Contact us by filling out a free, confidential case evaluation form.
The Damaging Effects of Sexual Abuse
The firm understands that sexual abuse survivors, particularly children, must grapple with complicated feelings of shame, anger, confusion, and depression as they re-claim their lives and their emotional and spiritual power from the perpetrators who abused them and the institutions that supported the relationships out of which the sexual abuse arose.
Some responses to sexual abuse that are common among survivors include:
- Low self-esteem
- Sleep disorders/disturbances
- Inability to trust others
- Alcohol or drug abuse
The healing process after abuse often takes a long time. The lawyers and staff at Schmidt Kramer understand that for many survivors of sexual abuse, it is a tremendous step to admit to themselves (and to others), that such horrific crimes were committed against them.
Holding the sexual abusers and institutions responsible legally may be an important part of a victim's healing.
Pennsylvania Attorneys For Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Victims: Get The Legal Help You Need
Schmidt Kramer can help people "take back" the power from the perpetrators and the organizations that sponsored them, to obtain civil justice in the form of monetary compensation and, possibly, to achieve other, non-monetary results, such as apologies, changes to institutional policies, procedures, and guidelines, acts to benefit charitable entities, and other possible, creative outcomes.
Quite tragically, abuse often arises out of institutions of trust - schools, youth and scouting clubs, religious organizations, athletic leagues, and other such entities. Many of these cases have something in common - the winning of trust, and then betrayal, with deeply damaging results.
You may not be able to turn back the hands of time to undo what happened to you or a loved one, but your brave actions could prevent others from being hurt by the same abuser in the future.
With involvement in the Penn State Sandusky Scandal and roles with the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where partner Scott Cooper is currently its President, our firm has quickly become one of Harrisburg's leading advocates for victims of sex abuse and sexual assault.
Our attorneys are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and we will fight relentlessly on your behalf.
Call (888) 476-0807 for a free and confidential review of your sexual abuse claim.
You can also contact us online by filling out this
FREE and completely CONFIDENTIAL Case Evaluation form.