Protecting Yourself from Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse continues to be a massive issue for law enforcement officials throughout the United States. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately one million Americans are abused by an intimate partner, each year. Shockingly, an average of 20 Americans face domestic abuse, every single minute. If you have been abused by an intimate partner, it is incredibly important to contact the local police, and meet with a qualified domestic abuse lawyer. Coming forward about the domestic abuse you face in your relationship can be one of the most emotionally challenging moments in your life, but it can be paramount to ensuring the safety of you and your family.
Domestic Violence Can Lead to Fatal Injury
A qualified legal team can help you establish an order of protection, and in doing so protect you from your assailant. In cases of domestic abuse, it is important to react quickly and inform both law enforcement and your legal representatives of the true extent of the violence. Domestic violence can escalate from minor transgressions to life-threatening violence, rapidly. According to studies conducted by the NCADV, just under 20% of all domestic violence incidents involve use of a weapon. The likelihood of homicide increases by a staggering 500% when a gun is present during the violence. Despite the life-threatening nature of domestic abuse cases, only 34% of people injured by an intimate partner, ever receive medical attention for the injuries they have suffered.
The Undiscussed Impacts of Domestic Abuse
In cases of domestic violence, victims are more likely to face post-traumatic stress and other challenges down the road. Domestic abuse situations can come with long-lasting emotional impacts to those injured. Those abused by their intimate spouse are more likely to face depression, anxiety, and even resort to self-harm. Victims of domestic abuse are also more likely to become addicted to substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and opiates. As far as physical health is concerned, the NCADV found that domestic violence victims are more likely to suffer from health issues, like nutritional deficiency, gastrointestinal problems, and even complicated neurological disorders.
Meet with a Lombard Restraining Order Lawyer
If you are a victim of domestic violence, we cannot stress enough how important it is to seek out legal assistance and medical attention. At Aldrich & Siedlarz Law, P.C., our number one concern is ensuring the safety and comfort of all of our clients. If you need assistance establishing an order of protection from an abusive partner, our team is here to help. If you have concerns regarding your ability to communicate with a legal team, take comfort in the fact that our team offers bilingual consultations in both English and Polish. To set up a free consultation with a Lombard orders of protection attorney, call us today at 630-953-3000.