California Assembly Bill 2777 (AB 2777) changed the amount of time some sexual abuse survivors have to file a lawsuit. If you attempted to file a lawsuit against your abuser, but your case was barred because the statute of limitations had already expired, you may now be able to file a lawsuit because of AB 2777.
Am I Eligible To File a Lawsuit Because of California Assembly Bill 2777?
A sexual abuse lawyer from our firm can help you determine if you are able to file an abuse-related lawsuit.
AB 2777 Provides a Four-Year Window for Certain Sexual Abuse Claims
AB 2777 provides a four-year window for lawsuits involving sexual abuse.
If the following criteria apply to your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit:
- You suffered abuse on or after your 18th birthday;
- The abuse occurred on or after January 1, 2009; and
- Your original lawsuit was time-barred due to an expired statute of limitations.
AB 2777 Provides a One-Year Window for Sexual Abuse Coverup Claims
For lawsuits involving a sexual abuse cover-up, you may have until December 31, 2023, to file a lawsuit.
To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
- Your abuse occurred on or after your 18th birthday;
- An entity, such as a church, school, or employer, holds some liability for your abuse;
- The entity in question engaged in a cover-up to prevent the disclosure of information about sexual abuse;
- You filed your case before December 31, 2023.
Our firm can explain whether another party that participated in a coverup of your sexual abuse is liable for your damages.
Who Is Liable for Your Sexual Abuse in California?
Survivors of sexual abuse can file a lawsuit against those who perpetrated the abuse or allowed it to occur. You may also sue anyone who participated in a cover-up of your abuse. Our team will gather all relevant facts about your abuse and identify liable parties.
How Can an Attorney Help Me as a Survivor of Sexual Abuse in California?
A lawyer from our team will help with your sexual abuse-related lawsuit by:
- Documenting your damages in the most sensitive manner possible: We must identify all the damages you have suffered because of sexual abuse and any related cover-up, if applicable. We also understand that cases like yours are sensitive, and we’ll handle every step of your case with compassion.
- Uncovering evidence of a cover-up: If your case involves a cover-up, we’ll investigate to identify every party who participated in the cover-up. Emails, text messages, and non-disclosure agreements may be among the evidence types that prove a cover-up.
- Seeking a settlement: We’ll try to resolve your case with a settlement. Our team fights for survivors, and we’ll prove it during settlement negotiations.
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary: If your case requires a trial, our team will advocate for you and represent you.
Our firm can fight for you while you focus on your life.
Call Greenberg Gross Today About Seeking Justice for Your Sexual Abuse
As a firm that focuses intently on pursuing justice for survivors of sexual abuse, Greenberg Gross understands cases like yours. We’ll take advantage of AB 2777 and other legislation to fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
Call Greenberg Gross for a free consultation today. There are no fees or obligations when you call, so don’t wait.