Assembly Bill 2777 positively impacts the statute of limitations for survivors of adult sexual abuse. For a limited time—until December 31, 2023 or December 31, 2026, depending on your case—the bill provides an opportunity to file a lawsuit that previously faced statute of limitations challenges.
Also known as The Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up Accountability Act, Assembly Bill 2777 provides the opportunity to pursue individuals and entities responsible for covering up abuse allegations. Survivors of adult sexual abuse in public or private schools, churches, and organizations will have the opportunity to assign financial liability to these entities. Our attorneys can ensure your voice is heard.
How Does Assembly Bill 2777 Change the Statute of Limitations?
If the previously applicable statute of limitations ran out in your case, Assembly Bill No. 2777 (AB 2777), may give you an opportunity to file. Our California sexual abuse lawyers can help you pursue your lawsuit before these new deadlines expire.
The new bill does not apply to cases that have been settled or been adjudicated before the new bill’s effective date. Our sexual abuse lawyers can ensure you understand how your specific case is impacted by the new law.
Who Can File a Sexual Abuse Case Based on AB 2777?
According to AB 2777, any survivor of adult sexual abuse has until December 31, 2023 to file a case, provided certain conditions exist, regardless of when the abuse occurred. Another deadline may apply based on your case. Our team can help you determine what deadline applies.
Anyone who was a victim of sexual abuse should be allowed to hold the at-fault party financially liable. You do not have to deal with the legalities of your case without guidance and support. Our lawyers can handle these legalities for you and ensure your case meets all applicable legal parameters.
How Can Our Sexual Abuse Attorney Help With Filing Your Lawsuit?
The process of recovering compensation for sexual abuse can be long and emotionally trying. When our lawyers handle your case, they can shield you from many of the difficult aspects of building your case. Our lawyers also:
- Respect your confidentiality
- Clarify your legal rights and options
- Collect documents and evidence to support your case
- Maintain your privacy
- Comply with the latest lawsuit filing deadline
- Explain AB 2777
The legal team that handles your case will also handle the negotiation process. We can field and review all monetary offers and help you make an appropriate decision on your case.
What Compensation Can Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors Recover?
On your own, determining the monetary damages you are entitled to recover in your sexual abuse case can be a complex undertaking. A lawyer familiar with the laws of your state can help you assess your potential damages.
Your recoverable damages can include the following:
- All case-related current and future medical expenses
- All case-related current and future loss of wages
- Ongoing case-related physical pain and suffering
- Ongoing case-related mental and emotional anguish
Understanding the range of damages that you are entitled to recover can be complicated. You do not have to build your case or assess its monetary value on your own. Our sexual abuse lawyers can take the weight of building a solid case off your shoulders by doing the hard work for you.
Who Is Responsible for Compensating a Survivor of Adult Sexual Abuse?
The circumstances of your abuse may determine who can be held accountable and financially liable. Depending on possible cover-ups, actions taken, and actions that should have been taken but were not, financial liability can be assigned to entities that enabled the perpetrator, including:
- Church leaders
- Counselors and therapists
- Negligent property owners
- Schools and Universities
Sexual abuse should never be covered up or hidden, and, when reported, should be responded to immediately and with care. If your reporting was not handled appropriately, a lawyer can help you understand how AB 2777 can help you pursue all potentially liable parties.
Contact One of Our Team Members Today for Help With Your Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
If you or someone you love is a survivor of adult sexual abuse, our law firm can help you fight for financial compensation. We make sure you understand what Assembly Bill 2777 entails and the rights it gives you when it comes to filing a lawsuit. We also explain how it affects the responsibilities of potential defendants.
Learn more by contacting one of our Greenberg Gross team members. We can provide a free case review and answer your questions.