After an accident, attack, sexual assault, or rape, the real work begins. We can help you hold accountable those who were best in a position to have prevented it. So you can put your focus back where it belongs: the rest of your life. Blain LLC is a law firm dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault, rape, and violent crimes.
After an accident, attack, sexual assault, or rape, the real work begins. We can help you hold accountable those who were best in a position to have prevented it. So you can put your focus back where it belongs: the rest of your life.
Take a Stand – It May Help Your Recovery
[T]he very act of being a plaintiff in a tort suit has the potential to provide therapeutic benefits.
The act of being a plaintiff in a tort suit also can aid specifically in the healing process for victims of violence.
Victims of violence usually desire redress for the injustice inflicted on them, and the quest for compensation can be an important part of the victim’s recovery.
Camille Carey, Domestic Violence Torts: Righting a Civil Wrong, 62 Kansas L. Rev. 695, 742 (2014).
Simply put, there can be mental and emotional benefits from standing up and fighting for justice when you have been a victim.
If you’re ready to stand up and fight, we can help.
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In light of the story reported by Gawker of a Canadian judge asking a rape victim why she didn’t just keep her knees together, this piece from blue milk discussing the underlying absurdity of victim-blaming seems most appropriate:
. . . Don’t be adventurous, that is being stupid and stupid women get raped. Don’t be silent, who can be expected to know you didn’t want to be raped. Don’t be intimidated, that can signal weakness and will get you raped. . .
10 practical things you should do if you find yourself the victim of a rape, sexual assault, or other violent crime include letting someone close know, finding somewhere else to stay, and speaking with a lawyer.