Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Harassment: Find Confidential Help
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, abuse, or harassment you have the right to hold the individual or organization involved accountable. The attorneys at Urban and Taylor can confidentially help you start the healing process. Even if you are not interested in taking legal action, we can assist you with resources to fit your needs, such as finding counseling.
Sexual abuse and assault cases are very sensitive in nature. An experienced attorney can help victims and their families protect their legal interests. Contact a Sexual Abuse Attorney at Urban & Taylor.
You have the Right to Seek Justice
It is not your fault and survivors have a right to come forward and take legal action against their abusers. Abusers do not have any right to violate your personal space or personal being against your consent. This includes health professionals, religious or church officials, coaches and teachers, family members, and bosses or other workplace personnel.
Reporting harassment can be daunting and scary, but speaking with an attorney is private and confidential. We can provide a route to closure as well. Reporting an action to a HR department or another person and often lead to nothing or simply a slap on the wrist for the abuser. We can ensure your case is dealt with properly, confidentially, and you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys will provide you with the opportunity to let your voice be heard against institutions and individuals that hide behind money and power.
What is Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse encompasses unwanted sexual behavior:
- Sexual comments
- Taking inappropriate or explicit images
- Indecent exposure to others
- Touching oneself for sexual pleasure in front of someone else
- Invasive positioning
- Making one feel physically uncomfortable
- Oral sex
- Rape or attempted rape
Sexual abuse typically involves improper use of power. Survivors will often feel manipulated or coerced into doing or agreeing to actions they feel wrong about.
Sadly, sexual abuse is more common than one would think. Studies show that almost 33% of all girls and a 20% of all boys will become victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault by age of 18.
The Effects of Sexual Abuse and Assault
Victims of sexual abuse are much more likely to suffer from depression, use of alcohol or drugs, and attempt or commit suicide than people who haven’t been sexually abused. Surviving different forms of sexual abuse and assault can lead to many physical, emotional, and mental issues:
- Mood swings
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Changes in sexual behavior
- Substance abuse
- Self harm
- And more
Survivors have been shown to react differently to these events. Some seek help immediately or years later, while others may never tell any one. Whether this happened recently or not, we are ready to listen to your story and help you.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, abuse, or harassment you may be eligible for significant financial compensation. The attorneys at Urban and Taylor can confidentially help you start the healing process.