I have been trying to research if there would be any way to receive compensation from years of abuse. All the research I have done has come up with results about sexual abuse. I would like to know what the statute of limitations in Nassau County, NY are on physical abuse, psychological abuse and neglect.
I am a 22 yom, and have suffered many psychological effects of the abuse (nightmares, self destruction, anxiety, to name a few) I have to see medical professionals for the damages she caused me and have no way to afford it on my own, and no one to help pay anymore. If I cant get the money for help, I wont be able to function. What can I do?
Also how can I find an attorney who would be able to help me on a contingency basis for a civil case if I am still able to take action?
Also from a legal view, why is it that they make sexual abuse a worse offense than other forms of abuse? The long term affects of the abuse are pretty much the same.