According to the Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act (AB 2777), a cover up in an adult sexual abuse lawsuit is defined as a:
concerted effort to hide evidence relating to a sexual assault that incentivizes individuals to remain silent or prevents information relating to a sexual assault from becoming public or being disclosed to the plaintiff, including, but not limited to, the use of nondisclosure agreements or confidentiality agreements.
Survivors of sexual abuse can seek justice and compensation from the responsible parties. This includes individuals or institutions who attempted to hide, ignore, or dissuade a survivor from coming forward about an incident of sexual abuse. If you or a loved one was harmed by sexual violence, remember—you are not to blame, you are not alone, and help is available for your journey to recovery.
How Do Sexual Abuse Attorneys Help Survivors With Their Cases?
We know it takes great courage for survivors of sexual abuse to come forward and take action against those who wronged them by pursuing justice and compensation via a civil action. Our lawyers work with you, listen to you, support you, and fight for you. We always strive to build genuine connections and trust with everyone we help by:
- Working tirelessly to protect your rights and managing your case with compassion
- Managing all case administration and communications on your behalf
- Providing regular case updates and answering your questions or concerns
- Identifying any defendant(s) in your case
- Gathering the evidence required to prove liability
- Hiring experts and subpoenaing witnesses in support of your case
- Preparing your case with trial-ready attention to detail
- Presenting your case in a compelling and accurate way
- Negotiating for an appropriate settlement or verdict on your behalf
Who Can Be Held Liable For Covering Up Sexual Abuse?
Our trial lawyers work hard to seek justice for survivors of adult sexual abuse. We take pride in holding institutions, churches, or other organizations that enabled and covered up the abuse accountable, even if the abuse happened long ago. Examples of these institutions include:
- The Fashion and Modeling Industry
- Film and Television Industry
- Athletic clubs and sports organizations
- Religious institutions
- Public and private schools and colleges
- Hospitals and medical care facilities
- Nursing and residential homes
- Hospitality industry
We prepare every case in trial-ready detail and take on high-profile individuals, companies, and institutions, regardless of their size or resources.
What Can I Do To File A Lawsuit For Sexual Abuse?
At Greenberg Gross, we are committed to seeking justice and compensation for survivors of sexual abuse. Our focus is holding the offenders accountable and any organizations or institutions that concealed the abuse and did nothing to protect those harmed. If you or a loved one suffered from sexual abuse, contact us today to request a consultation with our team.
Our two founding partners have been named among the top 100 lawyers in California; we do not say this for bragging rights but to highlight our experience and ability to represent survivors of sexual abuse in cases involving large corporations or institutions. Call us today for a free consultation. This initial discussion is fully confidential.