Many different types of abuse follow victims for years (and decades) after their occurrences. Sexual abuse is a sensitive and complicated topic that many victims don’t know how to face. It is not uncommon for individuals to hide those feelings and experiences away for a long time after they happened – but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve justice. Learning more about what sexual abuse is and how to handle it is a great way to get started.
What Is Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of malicious acts, also referred to as molestation. These can include rape, attempted rape, or unwanted sexual touching to pressured sexual activity, refusing to use condoms, or taking advantage of someone unable to consent for sexual activity properly (mentally ill, drunk, or underaged).
Anyone (male, female, child, or adult) may be the victim of sexual abuse. Perpetrators can also be anyone. In some cases, they are people close to you – like a friend, spouse, or relative. Other times they may be strangers or authority figures like a doctor, teacher, or officer. No one deserves to get away with these types of violations.
Can I Sue for Sexual Abuse?
Suing for sexual abuse may be complicated, but it is possible. Remember, testimonies from you are a type of evidence. There are many different guidelines and regulations you may want to look into to learn the other rules of your particular state. If you have problems understanding where your case lies, you may seek consultation with a lawyer.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
Hiring a lawyer is a handy thing to do when handling sexual abuse cases. These are very trying cases that involve a lot of prep work and will ultimately include very uncomfortable interview processes. These invasive proceedings deter a lot of people away from seeking the justice they deserve. While a lawyer can’t do everything for you, they can help you prepare for the situation.
Legal professionals have the experience and resources to offer you insightful expectations for the ordeal. The preparatory work helps make the process run smoother and helps you emotionally brace yourself. They are there to help you, not judge you.
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Call Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys today or visit CallMeAtlanta.com to get your free, immediate case evaluation. A compassionate intake specialist will take your call, answer all of your questions, and connect you with counsel for further case evaluation.
Legal Disclaimer: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.