Standing Up For The Rights Of Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Dealing With A Shocking Betrayal

As a parent, you do everything you can to provide for and protect your children. You only want the best for them and are fearful of any terrible incident — be it a health condition, car accident or any other tragedy. You never believed it was possible that your child could become one of the many unfortunate victims of sexual abuse.

At Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, we represent adult and child sex crime victims. Using our more than 30 years of legal experience and our passion for helping clients, we work thoroughly to understand the situations our clients have faced and evaluate if any legal remedies are available.

Even If You Were Abused Decades Ago, You Can Still Bring Your Claim
Under current Pennsylvania law, victims of child sexual abuse have until they are 30 years old to bring claims against their abusers. However, lawmakers are currently considering legislation that will, if passed, extend this statute of limitations by a full 20 years — meaning child sex abuse victims could still bring their claims until the age of 50.

Not Just A Criminal Matter

Whether you are a victim of sexual abuse or you have learned of abuse your child suffered, it is important to realize that you are the victim and you have rights. While the abuser may be held accountable in the criminal justice system, certain situations allow you to pursue a personal injury claim against the abuser and any institution partially to blame. We handle sexual abuse personal injury claims involving abuse by:

  • A member of the clergy
  • A Boy Scout leader
  • A teacher or college professor
  • A day care provider or caregiver working for a day care center
  • A doctor or counselor
  • An employer
  • A nursing home employee or caregiver
  • A member of a social organization

Our law firm strives to pursue the financial recovery you may be entitled to for the turmoil you have endured. We consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical experts and other specialists to ensure that we prepare a strong claim for recovery.

Resourceful Attorneys With Your Best Interests In Mind

Regardless of whether an actionable legal remedy is available, we have comprehensive knowledge of the many resources available to victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault and other sex crimes. We ensure that victims are aware of such resources so that they may one day be capable of moving past their experiences.

Talk About It And Learn What's Possible

Stepping forward is often one of the most difficult things when you or a loved one has been victimized. However, it is also the first step of healing. To discuss your situation with an experienced sexual abuse lawyer, contact our Lehigh Valley law firm today online or by telephone locally at 610-295-5321 or toll free at 888-854-6895. With offices in Bethlehem and elsewhere, we serve clients in the Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.