California Assembly Bill 2777, also known as the Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Accountability Act, took effect on January 1, 2023. The new law changed the statute of limitations for many sexual abuse survivors. For a limited time, it also opens a new window of opportunity that could benefit many survivors of sexual abuse.
A sexual abuse attorney with Greenberg Gross can review your case and clarify how you could benefit from AB 2777. They will explain the legal parameters and limitations of the new law, your rights as a plaintiff, and the potentially responsible parties. Our attorneys can also build a strong case for you and fight to resolve it with a fair and appropriate monetary settlement.
How Long Will Assembly Bill No. 2777 Be in Effect?
According to Assembly Bill No. 2777 (AB 2777), adult sexual abuse survivors may have a one-year window of opportunity to file their lawsuits regardless of when the abuse occurred. Depending on your situation, a four-year window of opportunity may also apply. Our California sexual abuse lawyers in your area will review your case at no cost and help you start building a strong lawsuit or claim.
The sooner you get our legal team involved in your case, the more time we will have to locate and interview witnesses. We will also have time to collect evidence, including medical reports, expert testimonials, and police reports. Your lawyer will handle evidence collection for you.
Who Can Benefit From the Change in California’s Law?
If you or someone you love experienced sexual abuse, and a filing deadline blocked your previous effort to seek compensation, you could benefit from AB 2777. If your case is eligible, our attorney serving your area can help you understand the change in law and how it affects your rights as a survivor. They can also explain the role of a coverup in seeking appropriate compensation.
What Deadlines Apply to Sexual Abuse Cases Under AB 2777?
There are two different deadlines that apply, depending on your situation. You have until December 31, 2023 to file your lawsuit if:
- Your abuse occurred on or after your 18th birthday;
- An entity or institution is partially responsible for your damages;
- The responsible entity attempted to cover up abuse that occurred; and
- You filed the case by December 31, 2023.
The date the abuse occurred does not matter for this deadline.
Your time to file expires on December 31, 2026 if:
- Your abuse occurred on or after your 18th birthday; and
- Your abuse occurred on or after January 1, 2009.
What Compensation Can I Recover in a Sexual Abuse Case?
No amount of money can atone for the abuse you suffered. However, as our lawyers can explain, compensation can do two important things. It can help ensure you get the care you need and the recovery time you deserve. It can also hold the appropriate parties liable for their actions or failure to take appropriate action.
Financial recovery can include:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Past, present, and future loss of income
- Past, present, and future pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional trauma
Your lawyers will carefully evaluate your potential damages. Our goal is to make sure your case is not undervalued or minimized, and that no recoverable damages are omitted.
Who Can I Pursue Compensation From?
Compensation in sexual assault cases can come from various sources because there could be multiple negligent parties. Our firm can assess your case and help you pursue compensation against:
- Negligent property owners
- Church leaders and clergy
- Public and private school officials
- Physical and mental healthcare providers
Every case is unique, and the details of yours will determine where your lawyer assigns financial liability.
What Our Team Will Do for You and Your Abuse Case
To ensure your case gets the attention and attention to detail it needs, your lawyer can:
- Ensure you understand all your rights
- Explain the negligent party’s responsibilities
- Handle potentially sensitive evidence collection
- Work with the insurance company to negotiate a favorable financial settlement on your behalf.
If your case does go to court, our attorney will represent you there, gathering supporting evidence and preparing exhibits.
Call Us for Your Free Consultation Now
If you are a sexual abuse survivor, our law firm can help you in your pursuit of financial compensation. Our sexual abuse lawyers will help you build a solid case and file it in time to comply with the timeframes set forth in California Assembly Bill 2777.
Start building your new lawsuit with a free case review by contacting one of our team members at Greenberg Gross today.