Sexual Assault on Campus: The Effects

Overcome Through Legal Action

Victims of sexual assault are often wrought with shame, fear and confusion about the circumstances surrounding their assault. You are not alone in these feelings, or any other emotional, mental or physical stress that follows an attack. One thing that can help you reclaim some of your power and confidence is to seek legal action against your assaulter. Our team of Okemos litigation attorneys at White Law, PLLC are compassionate advocates for victims of campus sexual assault. We are a nationally-recognized firm with extensive experience in these kinds of suits. We can fight for you so that you can focus on recovery.

Contact our litigation attorneys today: (517) 316-1195.

The Effects: Short Term and Long Term

Sexual assault is not an event that is should ever be taken lightly. The effects are both short term and long term for victims. Because of the all-encompassing trauma, it is important to recognize that it is not your fault and to seek help. Pursuing justice for the crime is often a first step towards healing. We can help with the legal process and can provide you with information and resources for trauma recovery. Remember, you are not alone if you are experiencing any or all the following effects.

Short term effects include:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Denial
  • Minimizing
  • Isolation
  • Dissociation
  • Embarrassment
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Substance abuse

Long term effects often include:

  • Continued anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor health
  • Sleep issues
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Withdrawal and isolation
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Persistent fear

Our Okemos Litigation Attorneys Want to Help

At White Law, PLLC, we understand the seriousness of campus sexual assault and we have built a reputation of kindness and fortitude for our clients in fighting for justice against their assaulters. Your safety, recovery and right to pursue higher education is of utmost importance to our team of Okemos litigation lawyers. Our strength and relentless pursuit of justice can provide the confidence that you need in court.

Contact our team to discuss your case. Call (517) 316-1195.