How to Help Victims of Sexual Abuse

by John Gomez, Allison Worden, and Max Halpern With today’s statistics on sexual abuse, it is important to know how you can support loved ones who have endured abuse. Common Victim Reactions to Sexual Abuse Some common reactions to sexual abuse include: PTSD—Post-traumatic stress disorder Alcohol misuse or drug dependency Self-infliction of injury or self-harm Read More

Four Ways To Prevent Sexual Abuse

Someone is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds in America. One of six American women is the victim of rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes. About 3 percent of American men are the victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes. These statistics are tragic, but thankfully a number of resources are available for Read More

Mandatory Reporting of Child Sex Abuse

Am I legally required to report child sex abuse? Under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), mandatory reporters include teachers, foster parents, social workers, peace officers, doctors and nurses, athletic coaches, and many more. Penal Code sections 11166 and 11165.7 require a report when the mandated reporter, while in his or her professional Read More

How Many Sex Abuse Cases Have Occurred In The Roman Catholic Church?

Thousands. Going back as far as the 1960s, official investigations have revealed that hundreds of clergy members in the Catholic Church have committed sexual abuse against thousands of children and that the Catholic Church itself covered up many of these cases. If you are a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a clergy Read More

With the Passing of a New California Law, Gomez Trial Attorneys Can Help Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault Take Their Power Back

If you have suffered in silence as a survivor of childhood sexual assault, the law in California is finally on your side. The time is NOW for survivors of childhood sexual assault to break their silence and have their voices heard. The Sexual Abuse Team at Gomez Trial Attorneys is here to help. California Gov. Read More

Nine Types of Large Truck Accidents

No matter how tough you are, a truck accident can be so frightening you might refuse to look if you pass one on a California highway. Trucks cause extensive damage and horrific injuries. It’s understandable if you refuse to acknowledge the destruction and carnage… but perhaps you shouldn’t. When you witness the after-effects of a Read More

Why Truck Driver Fatigue Is so Dangerous

Truck drivers have a special responsibility to stay safe on California roads. They drive huge, heavy, unwieldy vehicles with enormous blind spots. It takes special knowledge and skill to operate these behemoths without putting the lives of others on the road at risk. But all of that knowledge and skill can come to nothing if Read More

Your Privacy Rights in Sexual Abuses Cases

California recently opened the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For the next three years, beginning on January 1, 2020, adults of any age will be able to bring lawsuits for alleged childhood sexual abuse—regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. This temporary lift on the statute of limitations is expected Read More

Seven Causes of Truck Accidents

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident in California, you understand that answering the question “What happened?” isn’t always easy. It’s the same when a large truck causes an accident; however, the complex dynamics behind trucking accidents make the answer a lot more complicated. As with every accident, there’s an initiating event. A trucker Read More

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

Whether it is for work or pleasure, most of us drive every day. Perhaps we cruise Highway 1 along the California coast. In Southern California, we can enjoy mountains, deserts, and beaches, all within an easy drive. It’s easy to take the satisfaction and convenience of driving for granted. However, we all know that car Read More

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