Yes, there are new opportunities for plaintiffs in sexual abuse cases following Assembly Bill 2777. Under the new law, survivors of adult sexual abuse have until either December 31, 2023, or December 31, 2026, to file a lawsuit depending on the circumstances.
Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your situation and ensure you do not miss the deadline that applies to your case.
Plaintiffs Have a Deadline to Submit Their Sexual Assault Cases
The deadline that applies depends on the specifics of your case.
The December 31, 2023 deadline applies if:
- The sexual abuse occurred on or after your 18th birthday.
- An entity has some responsibility for the damages (i.e., an employer, school, or church),
- The entity attempted to prevent the disclosure of information regarding a previous instance or allegation of sexual abuse, and
- The case is filed with the court by December 31, 2023.
The December 31, 2026 deadline applies if:
- The abuse occurred on or after your 18th birthday.
- The abuse occurred on or after January 1, 2009.
Our law firm will confirm this information when working with you on your case. We can advocate for your interests and pursue your rights under AB 2777. Our team helps adult sexual abuse survivors in California build comprehensive cases, and we aim to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault May Be Able to Revive Cover-Up Cases
AB 2777 also allows plaintiffs who could not come forward with their cases due to cover-up actions to revive their claims. The bill includes nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements as cover-up tactics, so these documents are not legally binding when a case involves sexual abuse.
This means workers who have kept silent about the abuse they suffered from their employer or under their employer’s supervision may be able to come forward with their cases. While it can be intimidating to stand up against large entities like corporations or agencies, our attorneys can stand up for you and fight for your rights in and out of court.
You Might Now Have More Time to Build Your Case—and Our Lawyers Can Help You
With the new opportunities that went into effect in January of 2023, you can take advantage of the extension to build your case. Our lawyers can represent you in California and file your case by:
- Gathering evidence through a private investigation by our firm
- Preparing legal paperwork necessary to retrieve further evidence or file your case
- Consult with witnesses who may be able to provide testimony for your case
- Investigate whether or not a cover-up or attempted cover-up occurred
- Determining the value of your damages
- Handle all communications from inquiring parties, such as court officials, investigators, or the defending party’s legal team
- Attend court appearances on your behalf and work toward reaching a settlement agreement with the other party
- Prepare your case for trial if necessary
If you have additional questions about your case or want updates on how it is progressing in litigation, our team is only a phone call or email away. We are always transparent about what to expect in your case and can provide legal counsel when you want advice on how to navigate the legal system.
We Will Protect You and Your Right to Compensation
You have gone through something no one should ever experience. We will stand by you and protect your right to tell your story and to recover the compensation you deserve.
Call Greenberg Gross Today to Get a Free Consultation About Your Case
AB 2777 provides new benefits for plaintiffs who suffered sexual abuse in that they may now qualify to pursue compensation in court. If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse in California as an adult, you may qualify to pursue compensation and hold the appropriate party or parties liable for your damages. Our team will help you determine how long you have to file a lawsuit against the responsible party(s).
The attorneys at Greenberg Gross work hard to advocate for our clients and protect their rights. We can look over your case during a free consultation and then discuss the legal routes you can take. Call us today and get started on your legal journey. We will stand by you every step of the way.