According to statistics, an average of one in every 3 women and one in every 4 men in the United States is a victim of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, these statistics are drastically underreported. It is believed that someone is subjected to sexual abuse or assault approximately once every 73 seconds.
Unfortunately, physical or sexual abuse is one of the most common types of abuse that victims are forced to endure. This type of abuse is extremely violating and can include various forms of physical contact. Some of the most common types of physical sexual abuse include:
Brushing up against a person
Urinating on a person
Physically stalking somebody
Physically engaging in the invasion of privacy
Tickling a person
Physically restraining or cornering a person
Kissing a person
Excessively cleaning their genitalia
People who are subjected to physical sexual abuse often experience an array of mental and emotional consequences. Many people also suffer from physical injuries as well. It is extremely common for victims of sexual abuse to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression.
The Impacts of Physical Sexual Abuse
Dealing with the overwhelming mental, emotional, and physical consequences of physical sexual abuse can be incredibly challenging. Unfortunately, trauma from these incidents often remains throughout the victim’s entire life. Many people have to go through counseling for several years and rely on medication to help them cope with the trauma. A lot of people have self-esteem issues and have a difficult time trusting others.
Unfortunately, physical sexual abuse is just one type of abuse that victims across the state of Massachusetts are forced to endure at the hands of perpetrators. No matter what type of sexual abuse you have been subjected to, it is important that you understand that you have legal options available to help you move forward. Reaching out to a sexual abuse lawyer in Massachusetts is crucial when it comes to protecting your legal rights.
Let Our Team Help You
Moving forward after being victimized can be incredibly challenging. However, gaining a sense of closure and holding your abuser to account can help provide you with a sense of closure that may help you move forward. Working with a knowledgeable legal team will provide you with the best chances of getting the justice and compensation you need and deserve.
Attorney Durso at the Law Office of Carmen L Durso has decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of people who have been sexually abused in Boston and across the entire state of Massachusetts. Our lawyer is fully committed to helping you get justice after you have been forced to endure such a traumatic experience.
Our law firm offers a comfortable and safe location for you to come and tell us your story so we can help you get justice. Contact our Massachusetts sexual abuse law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience. Our team is available by calling 617-728-9123. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you are able to get justice and move forward in the best position possible.