Siesky Law Monthly Newsletter
We wanted to create a newsletter with the latest firm news and engaging articles, video and more on the latest law and community news. Please feel free to reach out to our firm with any questions or just to say hello, we’re always happy to hear from you.
May 2022 Newsletter
We’re excited that you’re here and thank you for taking the time to keep in touch with Siesky Law! We wanted to create a newsletter with the latest firm news and engaging articles, video and more on the latest law and community news. Please feel free to reach out to our firm with any questions or just to say hello, we’re always happy to hear from you.
Could Your Child Be Neglected or Abused by a Child Care Provider?
Allowing a stranger to care for your children can be very stressful and scary for a parent. A parent’s worst fear is the possibility that a childcare provider could neglect or even physically or sexually abuse a child. This fear is especially true when the child is too young to explain to a parent what is going on. So, as parents, we must be alert and pay attention to signs that a child may be being mistreated or abused. Even older children, at the pre-school or school age, may not tell you what is happening out of fear or shame. Knowing what to look for will make spotting abuse a lot easier.
Signs a child has been abused, mistreated, or neglected:
- Unchanged diaper
- Dirty hands and face
- Unusual hunger or thirst
- Unexplained bruises, scratches, pinches, etc.
- Unusually aggressive behavior exhibited by child
- Unusually withdrawn behavior exhibited by child
Behaviors that may point to a child being abused:
- Reluctance to go to daycare
- Unexplained injuries
- Sleep disturbances
- Flinching in response to your movements
- Becomes aggressive towards siblings or pets
- Becomes clingy or fearful around others
- Becomes shy or withdrawn
- Unusually excessive crying
Sexual abuse can be even harder to identify as sexual abusers are master manipulators and will often threaten their victims to keep them from speaking up. As a parent, you must be in tune with your child and pay attention to the following changes in behavior:
- Unusual anxiety and fearfulness
- Displaying inappropriate sexual behavior or knowledge
- Sleep disturbances or nightmares
- Painful urination or bowel movements
- Regression to infant-like behavior such as bedwetting or thumb sucking
- Becomes unusually shy or withdrawn
- Becomes unusually angry or aggressive
If you suspect that your child has been abused, it is essential that you act on that suspicion. An emergency room or the child’s pediatrician or primary care physician will help to examine and investigate for any signs of abuse.
Also, you can report abuse or neglect to the police and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) immediately. In addition, you may want to contact and consult a law firm for the civil portion of the case. At Siesky Law, we have handled child abuse cases that involve physical abuse and child molestation. We offer free consultations that are confidential.
Life After The Accident.
The road to recovery after an accident isn’t always a smooth journey. Indeed, there is often a lot of stress, and sometimes change, that follows a personal injury accident. Devastating accidents and injuries not only affect the person injured but often the injured person’s family, friends, employers, and sometimes even the community. Accidents change lives, we can help!
What a Former Client had to say about Siesky Law Firm
“Hello – I would like to thank you all for representing me in my car accident case. Everyone was kind and patient – I know I asked lots of questions but responses were always shared quickly and in language I understood. I am happy with my settlement and honestly – though I’ll miss you all – I’m glad to close that chapter in my life!! Blessings to you all – Sarah K.
Nothing makes our firm happier than knowing we did a great job for our clients. Our team works very hard to advocate for our clients and when we receive kind-hearted notes like the one above it makes all the hard work worth it.
At Siesky Law, we focus our nonprofit donations, volunteering, and board involvement in our local community. Our goal is to make our local community a better and safer place to work and live.
To further our goal, Siesky Law is now implementing a program that allows each employee to use up to four (4) hours of company time each month volunteering and/or serving on the Board of local nonprofits. So, each of Siesky Law’s employees can spend forty-eight (48) hours per year doing nonprofit work locally. This time volunteering will be paid and will not count against the employee’s paid time off.
We are excited that our new program could result in Siesky Law’s employees (as a group) spending hundreds of hours each year volunteering in our community and making a difference.
Doug Briody – Of Counsel at Siesky Law Firm
Doug began his journey as Of Counsel with Siesky Law Firm, PC in 2016. Doug’s work primarily centers around the firm’s personal injury and wrongful death matters.,He also serves the business and estate planning needs of the firm’s clients. Doug is a graduate of Harvard University where he attained his undergrad in Government before attending the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.
Doug and his wife Sandra, have two children. When not working, he enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and staying active with bicycling, hiking, and paddle sports.