The Long-Term Impact Associated with Abuse

by Paul A. Matiasic on May. 17, 2019

Accident & Injury 

Summary: The Long-Term Impact Associated with Abuse

When someone sustains a significant injury as a result of negligence, they’re often left with the physical pain as a reminder of the situation. Or they endure emotional trauma that causes them to relive the accident on a regular basis.

When someone is the victim of sexual abuse, the damages can be quite extensive, resulting in psychological, physical, and emotional damages that impact the person for a long time. It’s important to recognize these struggles and why it’s so important to seek justice.

The Emotional Damages

Much like many forms of trauma, sexual abuse has the power to cause significant mental anguish for the person affected. This may cause the individual to relive the experience in their own mind and prevent them from being in certain situations moving forward.

Many of those who have been sexually abused lose their ability to enjoy certain aspects of their lives to which they were once accustomed. This is something that may impact their abilities to work, go out with friends, or even do simple tasks like go to the grocery store.

It can also impact relationships with families, friends, and significant others as a lack of trust may build. As a result, the victim may have to endure multiple medical assessments, psychological therapy and treatment, and more.

The Physical Damages

Sexual abuse can be damaging to the body physically, causing significant harm, especially if other types of assault are present. This may require medical attention and long-term care if the damage is significant. This can also include brain trauma, broken bones, bruising, and more.

At The Matiasic Firm, we know the long-term effects of sexual abuse can be difficult to experience. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s wrongful actions. While the authorities can handle the criminal matters, we aim to help you seek civil justice.

Our San Francisco sexual abuse lawyers aim to represent you in legal matters to seek financial compensation and hold the attacker fully accountable for their actions. Trust that we handle your matter with the utmost confidentiality, integrity, and care.

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