What to Expect
Meeting a Pennsylvania Victim Abuse Lawyer
Coming forward about your sexual abuse and sexual assault is extraordinarily difficult. Many victims of sexual violence have legitimate concerns about what will happen if they contact a lawyer about their experience.
Often, the uncertainty about the process of reporting prevents victims from coming forward. As a result, we like to explain our goals in an initial consultation, and we use initial meetings to get to know our clients and their goals.
UPDATE: HB 963 to extend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse
The Goals of Our Initial Consultation
Our first consultation is an informal discussion. When you call, a paralegal or legal secretary will get basic information about your case. If it is something our firm can handle, one of our lawyers will hear your story and provide you with information about what we do and how we can help. The discussion is a back and forth about what happened to you, what your goals are moving forward, what your legal options are, and how we can aid you in that process.
We have a significant amount of experience in these initial conversations, so we know that these topics can be emotional and sensitive. We will not badger you or ask you to relive traumatic events. We do not expect you to open-up completely or disclose to us some truths you are not yet ready to discuss.
We will not try to convince you to do anything you do not want to do. If we agree to represent you, we place your interests first. That means you have the final word about the legal steps you choose to take.
We are here to listen to you and your story, and then tell you your options.
We Will Clearly and Honestly Explain Potential Next Steps
We take the role of an attorney advocate seriously. It is the duty of your lawyer to provide you with the knowledge and legal options that will allow you to decide your next steps.
While we are always ready to make informed recommendations on the basis of the facts and circumstances of your case, you have the ultimate say in what your next steps will be. That is why we are honest about your case and your situation. A clear, objective and informed assessment from an experienced legal advocate will help you to determine what course of action is right for you.
How Do You Define Accountability?
There may be more options available to you than you realize. At our initial consultation, we will discuss the various paths available to you. While a lawsuit may be the best option for you to obtain a resolution, alternatives exist that may be a better fit. If settling in a way that avoids attention is your preferred method, for example, we can discuss how best to attempt to reach your goals.
There Is No Cost and No Obligation
An initial consultation does not mean you have agreed to hire us or that we have agreed to represent you. You will not be charged to speak to us. Our first meeting is an opportunity for both of us to better understand the situation and what the options are moving forward. Because your attorney is someone you should be able to trust, we believe the first step is providing an open and honest consultation at no cost and no obligation to you. Reach us online or call us toll free at 877-214-3238 to set up a consultation now.
Verdicts and Settlements
Verdict of $88,000,000
Settlement of $12-Million
Settlement of $10-Million
NEGLIGENT SECURITY HOMICIDE
Verdict of $1.75-Million
Verdict of $1.53-Million
Settlement of $1.4-Million
Ben and Nate are great guys. They walked me through the whole process, from beginning til the end. The receptionist and very nice. Answer all my questions and concerns. I will refer them to anyone. Their not like other lawyers that talk around the topic. They tell you just how it is or how they believe it will be. Thank you guys so much.
Ben and Nate took their time in handling my case with compassion and care. I never had to wonder what was going on. They always made sure to include me in each and every decision that needed to be made before they were made. Their entire staff was always very polite and knowledgeable. I cannot say enough kind words about Andreozzi + Foote; they are simply the best!
One of the best personal injury lawyers in the country. Great experience. Really genuine people at Andreozzi and Associates.
Handled our case SO well even though it took a long time to settle, and STILL helps us with paperwork related to the settlement account every now and then. They were honest with us from the get-go, worked REALLY hard on our behalf, and always kept in touch with us about what was going on. So pleased.
When you and your child are victims of a horrid crime it’s hard to understand why things are the way they are. Information and answers are what you want, but unfortunately the system doesn’t offer that. Nathaniel has fielded and patiently listened to a broken mother wanting nothing more than for someone to help her understand why she has no answers, and through these phone calls Nathaniel has been very informative, honest and upfront. I would recommend Nathaniel and this firm to anyone who is seeking answers, help and professionalism in a firm when going through such difficult times.
Can’t say enough about the kindness and compassion of this law office. They helped me immensely with a difficult case and the level of support they provided me was stellar.
It is impossible to put into words our gratitude for Ben and Nate through the most trying time of our life. As scared, confused, and traumatized parents, the isolation and loneliness of litigation are abysmal. In the beginning, everyone surrounding you has endless bright ideas and can’t say enough how you should pursue action, but then when it comes down to it, these cheerleaders are suddenly silent and nowhere to be found in what feels to be your darkest hour. Thank God we had these two extraordinary men at our side from the moment we contacted them. Their friendship, counsel, and sound resolve to do everything they could in order to balance the scorecard meant more than we can ever convey, and is simply immeasurable. If we had known how simple this seemingly horrific ordeal would’ve been with their help from the start, we wouldn’t have agonized a single minute over doing what we did. If you are in a similar position as I’ve described, take advice from someone who’s been through the worst, thankfully with the best. Call them!