A sexual assault is an act of pure violence by assailants who aim to assert power to terrify and degrade their victims. While sexual crimes are never the victim's fault, despite the "she was asking for it" attitude that sometimes faults a woman's clothing, attitude or soberness, it is important for women to know is that there are things you can do to help reduce your chances of being sexually assaulted and staying safer. Walking with confidence will make you look stronger and can make an assaulter look elsewhere for a victim.
Here are some other tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:
- Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night.
- Try to stay in well-lit places and be cautious in isolated places such as stairwells, underground garages, empty parking lots and elevators.
- Stay alert and always be aware of your surroundings
- Keep your doors and windows locked.
- Monitor your alcohol intake
- Walk with confidence
- Trust your instincts. If something seems wrong, leave at once.
- Keep your car in good shape and always make sure to have enough gas in the tank.
Have you or someone in your family been the victim of a sexual assault? Sometimes it can be painful to report these incidents, but it is important to get help and seek medical attention immediately. Notifying the police will put them on watch and can help take the assailant off the streets where he could assault more victims. RAINN and Safe Horizon are both excellent providers of support services. Contacting a good lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and help you receive compensation you may deserve for any injuries as well as pain and suffering.
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At Goldstein & Bashner, we have extensive experience in dealing with sexual assault cases in the New York and Long Island areas. We have helped to serve victims as both a close companion and as competent legal advisers. We have helped numerous assault victims overcome the terrible wrong doings that they have had to encounter. In doing so, we have assisted victims in recovering monetary compensation for the physical and emotional injuries that they may have sustained. If you or somebody you care for has been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact us for a free consultation.
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