Sexual abuse occurs in public schools far too frequently. It happens at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. At Greenberg Gross, we are here to help if you or a family member was the victim of sexual abuse. Our San Fernando Valley public school sexual abuse lawyer will support and advocate for you. This includes offering assistance when the perpetrator and other responsible parties face criminal justice.
We will also help you hold the liable party or parties financially responsible for their actions or lack of action. Our law firm will investigate your allegations and identify the appropriate party to pursue. We will handle evidence collection, case-related communication, and determine the monetary value of your sexual abuse case. During your free review, we will explain all the steps we take to recover compensation for you.
Why Hire Our California City Public School Sexual Abuse Lawyer
According to Praesidium research, sexual abuse by public school educators has affected as many as one in every ten students. That means 4.5 million students have been abused in their educational setting.
No student should encounter any form of sexual abuse anywhere in the state’s school system. Our California City public school sexual abuse lawyer is a staunch advocate for anyone who was sexually abused in their public school in San Fernando Valley.
Our law firm will provide compassionate, responsive legal care and support. We fight hard for the financial compensation you are entitled to receive. Our legal team ensures you get legal service you can rely on when you need them the most. We also make sure your case receives the attention to detail it deserves.
How Our California Public School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Supports Your Case
Building your case can be long and challenging. It can also involve stringent legal research. When you trust our law firm with your case, we do the hard work of building your case.
Our client-focused legal team will:
- Protect you from revisiting the angst and trauma of the abuse
- Protect your name and identity if that is your preference
- Support you throughout the process of emotional recovery
- Put every team member and resource behind your case
- Consult relevant experts who support your right to compensation
- Discreetly interview anyone who witnessed the abuse or its aftermath
- Monitor any criminal prosecution that results from your abuse case
We work hard to ensure you have a confidential sounding board to address any concerns and answer any questions. Our goal is to prevent you from experiencing additional stress and anxiety by handling your case while you focus on your recovery.
How We Assign Liability in Your California Civil Case
The perpetrator of sexual abuse is only one of the liable parties we may pursue on your behalf. The school district itself, along with school principals, superintendents, and other administrators could also have culpability in your case.
Our public school sexual abuse lawyer representing clients in San Fernando Valley may pursue damages against:
- Older students
At Greenberg Gross, we never stop fighting for you. Our investigation will identify the perpetrator and anyone else who covered up the abuse or failed to protect you from it.
We Handle All Evidence Collection for You
The evidence file we create for you will prove the facts of your public school abuse case. It will also steer settlement negotiations. Evidence we collect for you can include:
- Medical records and bills
- School attendance records
- School faculty records
- Mental health care records
- Official police reports
- Internal incident reports
- Witness statements
Leave evidence collection to us. We will handle this potentially stressful process on your behalf. We also organize and submit your evidence to the appropriate insurance company. If your case goes to court, we prepare your evidence for the trial process.
Recoverable Damages for Public School Sexual Abuse Survivors
School should be a place of safety for every child in attendance. At Greenberg Gross, we know that no amount of compensation can atone for the abuse you suffered. When we help you fight for compensation, our goal is to ensure:
- The liable party faces accountability
- Future students are protected
- Your medical expenses are covered
- Your mental health care costs are covered
- Any losses of income are recouped
We also fight for compensation for your pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and diminished quality of life. We fight hard on your behalf to ensure you have access to all the care and support you need and deserve.
How California’s Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case
The state of California recently enacted a new law — AB 218 — that gives survivors of sexual abuse additional time to file a civil lawsuit against their assailant. If you are preparing to pursue compensation for yourself or a loved one:
- You generally have until you turn 40 years old to do so. The new law gives you a 22-year filing deadline that starts on the date of your 18th birthday, not the day the abuse occurred.
- You generally have a five-year window from the date the abuse or any resulting injuries or illnesses were or should have been discovered.
- You have a three-year extension if you previously attempted to file your lawsuit. This law applies if you could not do so due to an expired statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations is a critical part of your case. It is also a complex one that can be hard to understand on your own. Let us handle it for you. We ensure an accurate interpretation of the statutory filing deadline. We also ensure your case is filed within the allotted time.
Contact Our Sexual Abuse Consultation Team Now
Were you or a loved one victimized by inappropriate sexual acts in your San Fernando Valley Public School? Our sexual abuse lawyer at Greenberg Gross can help you hold the responsible party financially liable. Find out how hard we work to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to receive.
Our lawyers will gather evidence, listen to testimonies, and make sure you get the justice you deserve. Contact our consultation team for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your public school sexual abuse case today.